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Paul McCarthy (Australia) has become the latest hot ticket in the comedy world through his work on the new Channel 9 comedy series, Comedy Inc. A master of impersonations, Paul has taken on the persona of everyone from current affairs host, Ray Martin to talk show host, Michael Parkinson, to one of The Wiggles.

I will admit, I'm not a big fan of the series. The comedy is sometimes a little too base for my taste, but I keep watching because of the incredibly consistent and brilliantly funny performances of this very clever actor.

Paul is not a comedian in the standard sense of the word. He brings a depth to his impersonations that only comes from an actor's acute observational skills, coupled with a strong dose of good comedy timing.

I consider him beautiful because of his commitment to a truthful portrayal of real people, and because of his vulnerability when playing the more generic characters. There is an intensity in his interviews that shows his dedication to his craft, which is evident in his work on screen. This man is beautiful because he is so very good at what he does and is always striving to do it better.

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As an actor: His presence, his vulnerability, his empathy, his intelligence.

As a person: His sense of humour, his intensity, his self-depreciation.

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~ paul (sedond from right) with the comedy inc cast ~Actor Filmography

"Comedy Inc." (2003) TV Series .... Various Characters
Crackerjack (2002) .... Barry
Guru Wayne (2002)
"Totally Full Frontal" (1998) TV Series .... Various (1998-1999)

Writer - filmography

"Totally Full Frontal" (1998) TV Series (writer)

Notable TV Guest Appearances

"Saddle Club, The" (2001) playing "Kim Lee" in episode: "Star Quality" (episode # 1.8) 18 June 2001
"Shock Jock" (2001) playing "Brian Hobbs" in episode: "It's Not What You Know" (episode # 1.2) 8 April 2001
"Games, The" (1998) playing "Paul" (episode # 2.2) 26 June 2000
"Introducing Gary Petty" (2000) playing "Pet Shop Assistant" in episode: "The Parrot Who Did Me Wrong" (episode # 1.4) 26 June 2000

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LINKS,+Paul+(I) (his listing on the IMDB) (the official comedy inc. website)

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