BBC Radio 1 DJ and award-winning stand-up comedian TOM DEACON, as seen on The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two) and Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), returns to Edinburgh Festival with brand new show: Deaconator. TOM talks gap yahs and stag dos, helping his mate rob a bank and potentially causing Greece’s economic crash (oops). Last year Fest Magazine said TOM had ‘a handful of cracking one-liners’, well this year, he’s back with two handfuls (admittedly, he has really tiny girl-hands).
TOM first burst onto the comedy scene as the winner of Chortle’s Student Comedian Award and as a finalist in the Amused Moose New Act Competition. He went on to present 5:19 (BBC Two) - a youth orientated show featuring comedy sketches, music and celebrity shows. TOM is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 1, having had his own evening show on Sunday nights and currently as a stand-in for the likes of REGGIE YATES, DEV’s early morning breakfast show and HUW STEPHEN’s weekday afternoon show. He has performed on The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two) and Edinburgh and Beyond for Comedy Central and took part in the Edinburgh Festival’s longest running group comedy show, The Comedy Zone, which previously launched the careers of DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, STEWART LEE, AL MURRAY and ROSS NOBLE.
What the press has said about Tom Deacon:
“With looks, confidence, charm and great material, expect other comics to lynch him,”
The Sunday Times
“Great original material with ever-astute timing. A brilliantly savvy comic,” Three Weeks
Venue: Pleasance Dome - Ten Dome
Date: 1st Aug - 26th Aug
Box Office: 0131 556 6550
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Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s triple extended show The Pub Landlord’s Beautiful British Tour, including London’s O2 arena; RUSSELL KANE becoming the only person to win both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award in the same year for Smokescreens and Castles; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation and GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog.
Avalon has been presenting shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1988, promoting more Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and nominees than any other company, including: CHRIS ADDISON, GREG DAVIES, DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, RUSSELL KANE, THE MIGHTY BOOSH, AL MURRAY, KRISTEN SCHAAL & KURT BRAUNOHLER and FRANK SKINNER and two of only three female winners of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award; JENNY ECLAIR and LAURA SOLON. Last year saw CHRIS RAMSEY nominated at the festival. Avalon has been presenting its new talent vehicle and the Fringe’s longest running stand-up showcase, The Comedy Zone, at the festival for the last 21 years, which has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in stand-up: DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, MARK LAMARR, STEWART LEE, SIMON MUNNERY, AL MURRAY and ROSS NOBLE.
Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including: NEWMAN & BADDIEL at Wembley, in the first ever arena show in the UK, which played to over 10,000 people in 1993, FRANK SKINNER’S Guinness World record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 (the biggest ever stand-up show at that time) at Battersea Power Station and Jerry Springer - The Opera which won 6 Oliviers, playing to audiences at the National Theatre, New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House.