Tom is an award-winning stand up comedian, writer, and one third of the critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw (second BBC Radio 4 series coming 2014).
An increasing presence on TV and radio, Tom has been seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Live At The Electric (BBC3), Dr Who: 50th Anniversary (BBC3), The Premier League’s Greatest Moments (BBC3), Fake Reaction (ITV2), How To Win Eurovision (BBC3), Bitesize History (BBC2), Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4), Rhod Gilbert’s Jest A Minute (BBC Wales), Phil’s ill (Dave), and Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club (ITV).
Tom is also a presenter, and recently fronted the documentary Glastonbury: Jesus to Jay-Z (BBC1) as well as investigative reports on Inside Out (BBC1). He has also just landed his own monthly column for Cosmopolitan Magazine (to begin Jan 2014).
Tom is a much in demand writer. A core writer for the BAFTA award winning The Last Leg With Adam Hills (Channel 4), his CV also includes 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 Last Leg At The Paralympics (Channel 4), The Now Show (Radio 4) and the BBC Radio 2 sitcom The Sharp End, in which he starred alongside Alistair McGowan.
A regular on the Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show, he has also hosted The Tom Craine Show on BBC Bristol for a year, side-kicked The Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales), and has guested on BBC 6 Music, Absolute, and Radio 2.
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 gained, 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival (Observer Critic’s Choice Edinburgh, Spoonfed Rising Star, The Times Newspaper: Top 5 Shows Of The Fringe). Jigsaw have also had great success at the Edinburgh festival, with sell out runs in 2011, 2012 and 2013, gaining countless 4 & 5 star reviews. (Top 15 Best Reviewed shows Edinburgh 2012, Critics Choice New Statesman, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent).
Press for Tom:
“Wise, funny, lyrical” Observer
“Deeply funny, genuinely touching” Broadway Baby
“Wonderful” Time Out
“Intelligent and effortlessly funny” Three Weeks
“Disgustingly talented” The Guardian
“Simply a really funny guy, whatever the subject matter” Three Weeks
Press for Jigsaw:
“Makes the Fast Show look languid” The Guardian
“Lovingly crafted with a rich seam of inventiveness” Scotsman
“Refreshing… the trio fly through a landscape of characters.” Chortle
“Amazing… must see!” Heat Magazine
“A supergroup… have made the transition into this new genre with aplomb” Fest
“Not just silly but breathlessly so… few fringe hours pass quicker”
What’s On Stage
“Sigh-inducingly satisfying” British Comedy Guide
“It’s a pleasure to be given a new outlook on sketch shows” The Skinny
“Strong writing and perfectly pitched delivery" The List
“Unadulterated madness” Broadway Baby
“A brilliant show, full of harebrained ideas” Three Weeks