Who is the comedian/writer/actor that the Los Angeles Times calls “…quite likely the funniest entertainer you’ve never heard of…yet”?
Paul Murphy spent over ten years as an assistant district attorney supervising several of Massachusetts’ busiest courthouses before becoming a successful criminal-defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, under the pseudonym Paul D’Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation’s top stand-up comedians.
Paul was a national finalist in the 1989 Johnny Walker Comedy Search; a national finalist in the 1999 San Francisco International Comedy Competition; a national finalist representing Boston in the 2003 ‘Laughs Across America’ comedy search; a national finalist in the 2005 Sierra Mist/Improv ‘Next Great Comic’ search; and was named ‘Boston’s Best Comedian’ in 1994 and 1995 by Boston Magazine.
Paul has opened for over sixty internationally known acts, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, Chicago, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Jerry Lee Lewis, Huey Lewis & The News, The Righteous Brothers, Lyle Lovett, George Carlin, Joan Rivers and Dennis Miller.
Paul has entertained hundreds of prominent corporate clients all over the country, such as Ford Motor Company, Sony Music Corp., Hewlett-Packard Corp., Nike-Bauer International, Fidelity Investments, Bike Athletic Corp., CVS/Caremark Inc., American & Delta Airlines, NFL Charities and the Burger King Corp.
Paul co-starred in the stand-up comedy movie, ‘The Godfathers of Comedy,’ on Showtime.