Ed, 49, shared a photo of the pair of them on Twitter, writing: ‘Paul Byrne was a lot of things to a lot of people.
‘A talented comedy director and stand up fixer, he was loved by so many.But to me, he was my pain-in-the-a**e little brother and I will miss him so much. RIP Paul Byrne 1977-2022.’
Richard Herring responded: ‘Much love to you Ed. He was loved by a lot of people and will be greatly missed.’
Shaparak Khorsandi added: ‘Oh Ed. Like every comic, I loved hanging out with your brother. Took it for granted would do so again. He was so in-the-moment, had the best chat, lovely, funny man. My love and deepest condolences to you and your family xxx.’
Much love to you Ed. He was loved by a lot of people and will be greatly missed.
Oh Ed. Like every comic, I loved hanging out with your brother. Took it for granted would do so again. He was so in-the-moment, had the best chat, lovely, funny man. My love and deepest condolences to you and your family xxx
Jessica Knappett wrote: ‘So sorry. Such a funny, clever man who always brought out the best. I loved being in his company. Sending so much love xxxx’.
Maxwell, who Byrne had often worked with, shared a photo writing: ‘Rest in Peace Paul.
‘You embiggened life in so many ways. Forever you will be my perfectly cromulent friend.’
Wool added: Goodnight KiKi, If laughs were money we’d have been billionaires, Safe travels. Paul Byrne 1977-2022. RIP (it up).’
Byrne’s death was announced by his management, who shared a statement reading: ‘We are all heartbroken by the passing of our good friend and client Paul Byrne.
‘It was a privilege to have known Paul and we will cherish the time we got to spend in his company. He was an exceptional comedy director and helped craft some of the most boundary-pushing innovative and hilarious comedy shows of the last decade.
‘The support and guidance he gave comedians (and their agents) went beyond just their artwork, he helped them discover their voices.
‘He had a sparkle and talent that was utterly infectious and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace you wonderful human.’
As well as his work as a live comedy director, Byrne was accomplished in TV and radio, working on shows including Andrew Maxwell’s One Night Stand and Chris Moyle’s Comedy Empire.
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