“ Wonderfully crafted material delivered with a laconic confidence.......a true talent.” (Liverpool Echo).
“ Jonathan Paylors insights produced some of the best laughs of the evening...covering subjects as varied as being British, Gay and a football fan, they were all brilliantly observed to great response” (Manchester Evening News).
“In this most difficult of clubs in Camden there were some heros of the evening, namely Jonathan Paylor, a northern sounding comedian who got the only real belly laughs and deservedly so” (London Evening Standard).
Selection of full bookings from clubs: London; Comedy Store, Up The Creek, Bannana Cabaret (Acton and Balham), Ha Bloody Ha, Big Fish Comedy (Putney and Richmond), Comedy at Sohoho. Regional: Frog and Bucket (Manchester) XS Malarkey( Manchester), Rawhide (Liverpool), Slaughterhouse (Liverpool), Buzz Club (various), Glee Club (Birmingham), Alexanders (Chester).
Whilst in London Jonathan was managed by Avalon Management, touring regularly on the National Comedy network, supporting the likes of Al Murrey and Sean Lock. After moving to Manchester he was then managed by Rawhide Management in Liverpool. Jonathan also ran two very successfull clubs in Manchester: Lettuce Laugh Comedy at the Slug and Lettuce in Didsbury and Wildcat Comedy in Stockport.
Festivals performed at:
Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
Manchester Comedy Festival,
Liverpool Comedy Festival,
Brighton Comedy Festival.
Television and Radio Credits:
Stand Up Britain (Granada TV)
Spanking New (BBC Radio 7),
Alternative News Hour (BBC GMR)
The Shows We Remember (BBC 3).
Century (Stephen Poliakoff film),
Rides ( BBC 1),
Men of the World (BBC 1),
The Bill ( ITV ).
Jonathan obtained a BA in Drama and English at Brunel University in West London whilst also attending Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican in the City of London, at the same time he obtained many small roles on TV. After graduating he worked for a few months for a Drama group in San Diego, California before returning to London to take a job at the BBC. He worked for the corporation for many years in Research, BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Cumbria , and at archives in Television Centre. After attending the famous Cabaret course at the Jacksons Lane Community Centre in Highgate, with mentors such as Donna Mcphail and Andy Parsons, he then decided to do Comedy full time.
“I loved his set and I wasn’t on my own, the whole of this small club were in stitches, a real comedy find” ( Edinburgh Evening News).