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A young comedy ventriloquist with a host of live shows and television behind him, Paul Zerdin is now firmly a hit on the corporate circuit and is perfect for company dinners, product launches and after dinner entertainment.
Paul Zerdin with his variety of sidekicks has found himself a niche market in performing at corporate events. In particular, with his cheeky chappy Sam, he appeals to all types of audiences and is excellent for an after dinner cabaret or presenting awards.
Paul Zerdin's was the first ever outright winner of the Big, Big, Talent Show hosted by Jonathan Ross on LWT by over 100,000 votes. His TV debut was as a magician on BBC’s Tricky Business, however within 6 months he appeared as a ventriloquist on Hangar 17 with his first puppet Gus and has not looked back since.
"He made the night! Best performance yet - he was hilarious by any comedians standard!"
With his new puppet Sam, Paul has appeared on countless television programmes – Talking Telephone Numbers, Stand and Deliver, The Freddie Starr Show, Comic Relief, The Big Breakfast, Richard Digance Special, Shirley Bassey’s 60th Tribute and Give Your Mate a Break– to name but a few! Paul also starred in LWT’s The Big Stage for C5.
Paul Zerdin's live work includes every type of show from the London Comedy Circuit such as Ha Bloody Ha, Cosmic, Adam & Eve It, Comedy Café, Downstairs at the Kings Head, Stratford East, Roar with Laughter etc and The Buzz Club in Manchester, to holiday centres, clubs, major corporates and theatres where he has toured with Ronnie Corbett, Mike Osman and The Naughty Boys, Norman Wisdom, Roy Hudd and David Essex.
Zerdin's also had the honour to be chosen to appear at the Prince’s Trust 21st Birthday Gala in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales, recorded by Carlton Television at the Opera House, Manchester.
“If you think the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘ ventriloquist’ have no place in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education”
Hot Tickets, Evening Standard
“…….just to underline that the big names were not going to have it all their way, the loudest applause went to Paul Zerdin”