Paul Snodgrass

TV WORK: Paul was a reporter and a producer for eTV sports news for 5 years, and was the side-kick on eTV’s “That Sport Show” for 3 years. – Fans remember him swimming against Olympic gold medalist Ryk Neethling in a pair of flippers, facing fast balls from cricketing fastbowler Makhaya Ntini without a bat in a hockey goal-keeper’s kit and trying to side-step springbok rugby player Schalk burger. He wrote and conceptualised the hit reality show “Way of the Warrior” on Action Channel for MNET

 

RADIO WORK: Paul was part of Heart FM’s afternoon drive show, which is the highest rated afternoon radio show in the Cape Town region. Known as Snoddie on the show, he was the resident sport anchor and side-kick to host Diggy Bongz.

 

MAGAZINE WORK: -Paul has also used his sports profile to become the Extreme Golfer in the new irreverent golf magazine “Golf Punk”, doing crazy things like putting golf balls underwater with sharks, playing golf out a helicopter and hitting chips out the crocodile enclosure at Sun City He has also written comedy articles for SL, Cosmo, People Magazine and Readers Digest.

 

BAND WORK: Paul has worked almost every major rock fest in SA bringing on bands from all over the world. -He’s about to do his 5th year MC’ing the stage at “Rocking the Daisies” -Has 4 years of “Up the Creek” under his belt -MC’d the main stage at “Toast Fest” in London alongside “Arno Carstens”, “Freshlyground”, “Just Jinger”, and “Jac Sharp” -Paul has become a number of bands’ choice for MC work, from “The Dirty Skirts”, to “Fokofpolisiekar”, “Hog Hoggidy Hog”, “The Rudimentals”, “Taxi Violence”, “The Parlotones”, “Goldfish”, “Plush”, “Jac sharp”, “Andy Lund and the Mission Men” and “The Shy Guevaras” -He’s also been used by international bands like punk masters “NOFX” and “Eagle-Eye Cherry”

 

STAND UP COMEDY: -Started Comedy 9 years ago at the fresh faces section of the Smirnoff International comedy Festival He finished a sold out season of his one man show called “I’m so Lonely” at the Baxter, where more than 2 thousand people came to watch him

 

QUOTES FROM REVIEWS FOR HIS ONE MAN SHOW:

1.) Paul has a magnetic attraction. He draws his audience in with a deadly combination of boyish charm, sharp anger and woeful loneliness

 

2.) Paul has his finger firmly to the pulse of the audience, delivering lines and jokes that jab you straight in the funny bone, sending you into spasms of giggles. And his ability to (emotionally) expose himself on stage is at times startling and almost unnerving, but utterly captivating.

 

3.) Incredibly real and raw Paul Snodgrass’ I’m so lonely is a comedy show well worth seeing. Like all good comedians he taps into the everyday milestones and occurrences that we all go through, renders them to be quite ridiculous and then injects them with a good dose of humour. So don’t let Mr Snodgrass stay lonely and go and catch his last two shows at the Baxter.

 

4.) Last night was the opening of Cape   Town comic Paul “Snoddie” Snodgrass’ one-man stand-up show, entitled “I’m So Lonely.” I went and literally pissed myself. From “sluts saving lives” to “Southern Suburbs rugby jocks,” this is NOT to be missed. Only two nights left

 

5.) Last night we attended the opening night of Snoddie’s first one man show ‘I’m So Lonely’ and let me tell you sommen sommen, it was hilarious! The dude is incredibly funny, exceptionally rude and one hundred percent correct on all issues from girls moving in to arsehole bochey chaanas.

 

6.) Seriously, it’s like Defending The Caveman on cocaine after a bender. There are no holds barred and that is exactly why I, and the rest of the audience, loved the ‘angry leprechaun’ so much. And his bit on the Southern Suburb rugby boiiis! Come now, it was too much. He nailed them so badly if I were one of them I’d be afraid to pop my collar or wear Ed Hardy ever again.

 

COMEDY CV: –Performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006, the largest arts festival in the world. Achieved a 4 star review and was quoted in the Guardian “Headliner, Paul Snodgrass … one of the best value for money acts at the festival.” -Founder member of the Cape Comedy Collective -A resident host and comic at the Comedy Warehouse in Greenpoint till its closure. -Founder member of Comedyallstars in Cape Town – Worked the “Miller Rock the Boat Cruise” in 2009 – Regular performer on the “Kingsize Comedy” and “Heavyweight Comedy Jam” -Has performed and hosted festivals such as the Vodacom Funny Fest and The Old Mutual Fest in Cape Town, the “HA HA” Festival and the “Up ‘n under Festival” in Durban, the Greenspicer Varsity Tour and The Play ‘n Ice Festival in Grahamstown

 

PRESS: “Incredibly funny” The Argus “Unknown pretty boy, with funny bones” The Mail and Guardian “One of SA’ top young acts” The Cape Review “My favourite comedian at the Comedy Warehouse” Keano, from 567 Talk Radio “Headliner, Paul Snodgrass, one of the best value for money acts at the festival” The Scotsman “Opening the second half was one of the most energetic and funny young performers I have ever seen” The Natal Mercury “Pure comedy class” The Cape Argus