Paul ‘Silky’ White


★★★★★ “This is a performer whose genuine charm captures his crowd. I urge you to go and see for yourself.” Three Weeks

“We’ve yet to see a gig from Silky that is anything less than great” British Comedy Guide

Paul ‘Silky’ White’s fourth ever stand-up gig was the televised 1995 BBC New Comedy Awards Final. This is not typical in comedy but Paul White is no typical comedian.

For two decades, he’s been charming audiences with his Liverpudlian lilt and unrivalled wordsmithery. Whether playing to a sea of faces at Glastonbury or charming the crowd at more intimate comedy clubs, Paul’s affinity with audiences is assured.

“Massively engaging stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes.” Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)

One of the circuit’s most accomplished comperes, Paul can disarm hecklers with an elegant wit and warm-up an audience in an instant (although he would argue – wrongly – that the work is mostly done for him by his face.) From the FHM Comedy Award Final to Edinburgh Fringe’s Big Value Comedy Show, his talent as a host and compere is second-to-none.

“Absolutely brilliant. Great improviser and wonderful stand-up” Fred MacAulay, BBC Radio Scotland

★★★★ “He’s like your funny best friend – only funnier.” The Herald

He has warmed up diverse audiences from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing to the British Science Festival Live. He has also performed at countless corporate gigs for the likes of Nissan and Glaxo Smith Klein and in such glamorous locations as Bahrain, China and Australia.

Paul regularly performs throughout the UK, from Glasgow to Plymouth and Llanelli to Cambridge. Sharing the stage with his trusty guitar, he will conjure up a sonorous stunner on the spot and pick through previously played pieces with such a natural dexterity it’s a wonder he’s not simply a professional musician. He’s as at home in front of a kids’ audience as he is playing to a Friday night stag party (actually, those probably aren’t so different after all!) His improvisational skills and natural sense of joy are addictive, making him hugely popular with comedy fans and fellow comedians alike.

“Upsettingly funny…left me with aching stomach muscles, teary eyes and a need to buy more anti-wrinkle cream for the laughter lines around my eyes.”BBC Online

“…a natural storyteller with an unforced warmth that unites the gathered group of strangers.”Chortle

“His ability to play the hardest rooms is legendary amongst comedians.”Liverpool Echo

Paul ‘Silky’ White returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 with two successful shows: he sold out his 5th solo show, Indoor Fireworks, at The Stand, and The Shrieking in My Mind on the PBH Free Fringe.