Paul W. Downs is an actor, writer, and comedian. Named "Best Emerging Comic" at this year's Excellence In Comedy NY (ECNY) Awards, Paul is a member of former UCB Harold Teams Whorenado and Penthouse Riot. Paul makes digital shorts and other weird things with Lucia Aniello, under the name Paulilu.
Paulilu's latest weird thing, The Paul Downs Syndrome, is a solo sketch show that was a "Best of NY Sketch" in the 2010 New York Comedy Festival, a TONY Critic's Pick, and an ECNY nominee for Best Solo Show. In the 2009 NYCF, Paul was a featured performer in the Time Out New York Approved Showcase.
At UCB, Paul has also been a guest improviser in The Soundtrack and with UCB House Team MOTHER. He has also appeared in Comedy Death Ray, Beneath Gristedes, The High School Talent Show, and CINNABONANZA!, among others.
On-screen credits include MTVs "The College Humor Show", MTVs "Damiens Other Show", and "All My Children".
A graduate of Duke University, Paul studied theater and was a member of Duke University Improv (D.U.I.) and sketch group Inside Joke.
Hometown: Sussex, New Jersey
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