About Tom

Tom is an award-winning comedian whose unique blend of intelligent wit, genial persona and storytelling flair mean he’s in high demand as an MC and support act on the UK comedy circuit.

A former accountant, Tom swapped spreadsheets for spotlights in 2007 and appeared in several new act competition finals, taking first place at Manchester’s famous Frog & Bucket club. He quickly established himself on the comedy circuit and has played comedy clubs from Hitchin to Hong Kong and from Newbury to New Zealand.

Tom regularly appears at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. In 2010, he was selected for the prestigious Comedy Reserve at the Pleasance and has followed that up with three successful Edinburgh Fringe festival solo shows. Tom co-created and co-starred in the award-winning family comedy show ‘Bec & Tom’s Awesome Laundry’, which has garnered multiple five star reviews and is currently touring the UK and Europe.

Tom has supported Fringe favourite The Boy With Tape On His Face on tour, fired questions at Sebastian Vettel on a F1 quiz show at the Italian Grand Prix and can be heard on his regular podcast Fixated, in which he interviews comedians about their obsessions. He has written topical comedy for BBC Radio’s The News Quiz and Newsjack. His first sitcom script ‘The Grind’ made it to the final 8 of the 2015 Sitcommission competition and his children’s comedy sketch scripts made it to the shortlist (top 10%) for CBBC’s Class Dismissed.

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Reviews / Quotes
“Clever gags and bumbling charm… you have to admire the ambition and intelligence” – The Scotsman
“gets whoops and applause in all the right places.” – Chortle
“Genius” – ThreeWeeks
“Hilarious” – The Skinny
“wickedly insightful and instantly likeable… one to watch” – Fest
“The bearded wonder could win over the iciest of hearts” – Canterbury Times
“the performance is exemplary.” – Chortle
“charming, intelligent wit” – ThreeWeeks

Competitions
WINNER – Beat the Frog World Series 2009
TWO TIME WINNER – Comedy Cafe New Act Night
TWO TIME WINNER – Beat the Frog Manchester
RUNNER UP – You Must Be Joking, Newbury Comedy Festival 2008
FINALIST – Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2008

Edinburgh Fringe

Writing

  • Oct 2015               The News Quiz                  Additional material
  • Oct 2015               Newsjack                            Sketch broadcast (Anti-hipster activists)
  • July 2015              The Grind, Sitcommission competition       Script shortliste
  • May 2015             Class Dismissed, BBC writersroom initiative          Sketches shortlisted
  • March 2015         Newsjack                            Sketch broadcast (Die Hard Teletubbies)
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