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Paul Horan

Producer, Writer

Paul Horan co-founded the NZ Comedy Festival and The Classic Comedy Bar, kickstarting a vital Auckland comedy scene — and his own successful trans-Tasman TV career. His credits include The Topp Twins, Super City, comedy history series Funny As and Australia's Rove Live. After helping develop prime time formats like The Project, his company Slightly Uncomfortable Productions has specialised in hybrid news comedy shows.

I'm extraordinarily proud to come from the comedy tradition in this country, because more than any other art form — and we are an art form — we've made our own way. We've created our own structures: the comedy festival, the Classic [Comedy Club]. All of these things, we've put this together ourselves for ourselves. Paul Horan in an interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy