Paul is a magician and comedian, known for television shows across many genres; in particular his ‘Street Magic’ specials featuring him performing stunts and tricks in pubs and on the street. He was the UK pioneer of ‘Street Magic’, writing and presenting several one-off specials on Channel 4 and ITV including Paul Zenon Turning Tricks (1999), Paul Zenon’s Tricky Christmas, Paul Zenon’s Trick or Treat (shot in Prague in 2000) and White Magic with Paul Zenon (2002). Paul has acted as magic and comedy consultant to numerous TV shows and a number of effects created by Paul have been featured by American magician David Blaine in his TV specials. An experienced pundit and dedicated skeptic with regard to all matters ‘paranormal’ and an renowned expert on the subject of scams and conmen. He is also a favourite on the comedy club circuit.
As well as appearing on the comedy club circuit and performing in summer seasons and Forces entertainment, Zenon presented children’s television in the early 1990s, hosting the popular BBC shows Tricks ‘n’ Tracks and Tricky Business with numerous guest appearances on What’s Up Doc?.
He subsequently created and produced the Children’s ITV game show Crazy Cottage. He has since made hundreds of TV appearances as performer and presenter on shows of almost every genre.
Early in his career Zenon performed with the rock band Hawkwind and was also lead singer with the Blackpool band Crackousrocknroll.
In 2009 he put together and hosted a highly successful benefit show at the London Palladium featuring comedians Dara O’Briain, Sean Lock, Lee Mack and Dave Spikey.
He is the founder of The Wonderbus, a Registered Charity which takes older people on days out to see live entertainment. In the summer of 2008 he toured British theatres with comedians Harry Hill and Lee Mack to raise funds for the organisation.
Paul Zenon is currently a regular special guest in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner. He is also an excellent event host and entertaining after dinner speaker.