Paul has 17 years experience as a performer which was evident when he stole the show in his third Royal Variety Performance at the Hammersmith Apollo at Christmas 2002 in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales. Since his first Royal performance in 1997 Paul has appeared regularly on shows such as ITV's Tonight at the London Palladium with Bruce Forsyth, The Big Stage, The Freddie Starr Show, LWT`s top rated Christmas shows Shirley Bassey's 60th Birthday Special, Richard Digance Christmas Special, ITV's You Bet, BBC1`s Generation Game, ITV's A Royal Gala, Carlton TV's Stand Up at Jongleurs, BBC TV's The Stand Up Show, Paramount Comedy's 'The World Stands Up', 'Late Night With Jerry Springer', Ch.4's The Big Breakfast, ITV's This Morning, BBC1's Children in Need and Open House with Gloria Hunniford.
He was the first outright winner - by over 100,000 votes of the Big Big Talent Show hosted by Jonathan Ross on LWT. He made his TV debut as a magician on BBC's Tricky Business. However, within 6 months he appeared as a ventriloquist on Hanger 17 and shortly after that landed a two year contract presenting the Disney produced kids' programme Rise and Shine for GMTV.
He has worked on many TV commercials including Kelloggs, Persil and Honda and was a puppeteer in the Jim Henson film Muppet Treasure Island, he was also the ventriloquial adviser to Anthony Sher in the BBC Film Genghis Cohn. Being such a versatile performer he is also in great demand all over the world with frequent performances on P&O cruise ships- Princess, Royal Caribbean and Holland - America. Paul can now be seen headlining regularly at the world famous Comedy Store and Jongleurs Comedy Clubs and with his unique style of comedy and its mass appeal he's become much sought after in the corporate and after dinner market.
What People Have Said…
"The loudest applause went to Paul Zerdin" The Times
"The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years" The Stage