Paul Kerensa

A British Comedy Award-winning writer for BBC1’s Miranda, Paul has written for some of TV’s biggest shows, including TFI Friday, The Royal Variety Performance, Top Gear, and The BBC Music Awards. He’s the only writer to have co-written all ten seasons of Lee Mack’s Not Going Out. Winner of the BBC Radio Entertainment Contract Writer Titheridge Prize, his radio credits include The Now Show, The News Quiz, and Dead Ringers.

Paul created and wrote 10 episodes of Granny Anne’s Joke World, a children’s show for CBeebies Radio starring Maureen Lipman. He topped the Audible charts with his self-written/-presented 2019 Audible Original Podcast, Christmas: What The Falalala. He also teaches comedy writing for BBC Writer’s Room and London Screenwriter’s Festival.

As a stand-up comic, Paul won the ITV Take the Mike Award in 2002 and has been described as “Ingenious” by the Evening Standard. He’s supported Milton Jones on tour, and is one of the few to perform stand-up at The Comedy Store and several cathedrals.

Paul broadcasts ‘Pause For Thought’ slots on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, and regularly hosts on BBC Sussex/BBC Surrey. He’s recently written and staged his third play, Three Wise Men, and is a columnist for various publications. Books include So a Comedian Walks into a Church (one of The Independent’s top comedy books of the year), a range of children’s books, and Amazon Top 100 bestseller Hark! The Biography of Christmas.

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Published Books

  • Judge Deb & The Battle of the Bands – SPCK
  • Joe’s Bros & The Bus That Goes – SPCK
  • Fantastically Faithful World Changers Who Gave Their All For God – SPCK
  • Fantastically Faithful Heroes Who Gave Their All For God – SPCK
  • What ARE They Doing Down There? – BRF
  • Noah’s Car Park Ark – SPCK
  • Moses & The Exodus Express – SPCK
  • Hark! The Biography of Christmas – Lion Books
  • Genesis: The Bibluffer’s Guide – DLT
  • A Beautiful Friendship: A Lent Course Based on Casablanca – DLT
  • So a Comedian Walks Into a Church – DLT
  • TV Shows
  • Not Going Out, BBC1/Avalon (co-writer) – RTS Award winner, Best Sitcom
  • Andy and The Band, CBBC/Three Arrows Media (writer)
  • Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration, BBC1/Monkey Kingdom (writer)
  • The Royal Variety Performance, ITV (writer)
  • Top Gear, BBC1 (writer)
  • BBC Music Awards, BBC1 (writer)
  • Buble at the BBC, BBC1 (writer)
  • Joanna Lumley sitcom pilot, Sky1/Yalli (writer)
  • The Landlord (Romesh Ranganathan sitcom pilot), Sky1/What Larks (script editor)
  • TFI Friday, Channel 4/Zimple Productions (programme associate)
  • Miranda, BBC1 (co-writer) – British Comedy Award winner, Best New Comedy