Who is the comedian/writer/actor that The Los Angeles Times calls “…quite likely the funniest entertainer you’ve never heard of… yet”?
Paul Murphy spent almost eleven years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts’s busiest courthouses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal-defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D’Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation’s top standup comedians.
Combining an energetic, charismatic stage presence and spontaneous improvisational talent with an endless array of intelligent humor delivered in an animated style that grabs and holds the attention of crowds everywhere he performs, Paul’s constantly evolving and diverse selection of original material “takes normal everyday experiences and makes them sound absolutely hilarious.” Critics further write that “(Paul D’Angelo) is an energetic performer who gives a peak performance at every show.” “His quick comedic mind,” “unique observations” and “down to earth, stop-and-think humor” “keeps the crowd in hysterics.”
“Paul is as funny, and arguably funnier, than just about all of the most famous standup comedians in the country.”
Paul recently co-starred in Showtime’s popular stand-up comedy movie, ‘The Godfathers of Comedy’, and has also released two DVDs and three critically acclaimed comedy CDs that are played regularly on national radio. In addition, Paul is the writer/director/co-star of the original sitcom pilot ‘A Fine Mess’ which was featured at the prestigious New York International Independent Film Festival.
Although Paul is known to comedy devotees as a prolific creator of intelligent, introspective and reflective humor that everyone can relate to, there are still numerous comedy routines, funny stories and anecdotes that Paul rarely gets an opportunity to share with his live audiences, so he has written a hilarious collection of those eclectic musings in multiple award-winning books accessible from his Amazon authors page.
Paul has been featured at festivals and recognized by comedy awards around the country including:
Finalist, 2016 Best Book Awards
Winner – Humor: 2016 Book Excellence Awards
Silver Medal winner: 2016 Global eBook Awards
Best of LA – Best Comedy Book of 2016
2015 & 2016 Finalist, International Book Awards
2015 & 2016 Gold Medal Winner, eLit Awards
National Finalist, San Francisco International Comedy Competition
Writer, Director, Producer, Co-Star “A Fine Mess”, New York International Independent Film Festival
Featured Act, Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival
National Finalist, “Laughs Across America – Comedy Club Pick” Las Vegas Comedy Festival
Named “Best Comedian”, Boston Magazine “Best of Boston” Issue
Paul has entertained hundreds of prominent corporate clients throughout the nation including:
Variety – The Children’s Charity
United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
Major League Baseball Players Association
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Milton Bradley Company
Paul has headlined A-List comedy clubs around the country and performed at many famous venues including:
Paul has worked directly with many internationally recognized comedians including:
- Ellen Degeneres
- Dennis Miller
- Chris Rock
- Jason Alexander
- Dane Cook
- Jackie Mason
- Drew Carey
- Louis C.K.
- David Spade
- Kevin Nealon
- Adam Sandler
- Denis Leary
Paul has also been the opening act for over sixty internationally known recording artists including:
- The Doobie Brothers
- The Beach Boys
- Jerry Lee Lewis
- Kenny Rogers
- Huey Lewis & The News
- Bad Company
- Hall & Oates
- The Temptations
- The Four Tops
- Lyle Lovett
- The Righteous Brothers
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts