Tom is an award-winning stand up comedian, writer, and one third of the critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw (alongside Dan Antopolski and Nat Luurtsema) who were named one of GQ's Top 100 Best Things In The World in 2012.
An increasing presence on TV and radio, Tom has been seen on Fake Reaction (ITV2), Live At The Electric (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), The Premier League’s Greatest Moments (BBC3), How To Win Eurovision (BBC3), Bitesize History (BBC2), Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4), Rhod Gilbert’s Jest A Minute (BBC Wales), Phil’s Ill (Dave), Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club (ITV) and presenting the BBC4 documentary Glastonbury: Jesus to Jay-Z. He will be presenting investigative reports on the current affairs show Inside Out (BBC1 West) over the coming months, while Jigsaw have been awarded their own 6 part BBC Radio 4 series (to be broadcast mid 2013).
Tom is a writer for Mock The Week (BBC2), QI (BBC2), Seann Walsh World (Comedy Central), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4), The Mad Bad Ad Show (Channel 4), Chris Addison’s Show & Tell (Channel 4), Robert’s Webb (Channel 4), The Now Show (Radio 4) and co-wrote the BBC Radio 2 sitcom The Sharp End, in which he starred alongside Alistair McGowan. He is also a core writer on the groundbreaking Paralympic show The Last Leg (Channel 4).
Tom is a regular voice on the radio. A frequent guest on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show, he has also hosted The Tom Craine Show on BBC Bristol for a year, co-hosted The Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales), and guested on BBC 6 Music, Absolute, and Radio 2, as well as winning Best Comedy & Drama at the BBC National Radio Awards.
As a stand up, Tom is a regular at the major UK venues and abroad, he has supported Rhod Gilbert, Alan Carr and Russell Kane on tour and has gained rave reviews (including Observer Critic’s Choice Edinburgh 2010, Spoonfed Rising Star 2010 and The Times Top 5 Picks Edinburgh 2010). After a sell-out run at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe (Critics Choice Edinburgh 2011 in The Times, Big Issue, Three Weeks and New Statesman), Jigsaw returned with a second sell out show, Gettin’ Jiggy, one of the Top 15 Best Reviewed Shows at Edinburgh 2012, gaining an amazing nine 4 and 5 star reviews.
Press for Tom:
“Wise, funny, lyrical”
“Deeply funny, genuinely touching”
“Intelligent and effortlessly funny”
Press for Jigsaw:
“Makes the Fast Show look languid”
“Lovingly crafted with a rich seam of inventiveness”
“Refreshing… the trio fly through a landscape of characters.”
“Amazing… must see!”
“A supergroup… have made the transition into this new genre with aplomb”
“Not just silly but breathlessly so… few fringe hours pass quicker”
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