PAUL EGO

Comedian

PAUL EGO is one of the highest comedians in NZ. That’s one of the first things you'll notice about him – at 6 foot 5 inches he is quite literally a ‘Comedy Giant’

Now a household comedy name, Paul actually started his performing life as a singer in a band. He was eighteen and they were called 'The Yes Men'. Playing pub and surf club gigs around Auckland in the mid 1980s, Paul was living the dream. Then, he met another dream – her name was Janine, and the night he saw her from the stage was the start of their 29 years together. They are together to this day and have two awesome sons. 

Whilst in London for the traditional Kiwi OE, Paul tried standup comedy for the first time. It was not terrible and he was hooked. Upon returning home to NZ in 1995, Paul Ego soon became a regular fixture on the NZ comedy scene, his quick wit making him a popular MC and improviser.

Paul's radio career began when fellow comedian Jeremy Corbett and his on-air partner Kim Adamson asked Paul to come up with some comedy ideas & characters for their ‘Kim & Corbett Breakfast Show’ on MoreFM. Paul was part of the KaC team for six years, during which time the show became the benchmark in entertaining morning radio.

In 2006 Paul left MoreFM to join ‘The Morning Rumble’ on The Rock. Success followed Paul here also, with the show winning ‘Best Breakfast Show’ at the NZ Radio Awards four years running.

In 2011 ‘7DAYS’ gave Paul the chance to take a leap of faith from radio to TV. Now, almost 300 episodes deep and with the show heading into its 10th year it seems it was a leap well made. This December Paul Ego and his fellow ‘7DAYS’ comedians will take their ‘7DAYS LIVE TOUR' on the road once again – playing 14 cities around NZ.

From singing up-front with his band as a teenager, to now being one of the most in-demand comedy stars in the country, PAUL EGO has always loved performing and has still got plenty of gas in the tank.

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To see Paul's upcoming live gigs click here:  UPCOMING GIGS

To contact Paul about live gigs click here: thepaulego@gmail.com

For corporate booking enquiries contact Paul's agent Johnson & Laird on +6493760882 or click here: bookings@johnsonlaird.co.nz