COMEDY

Alright? Tom Ward here, stand up comedian. Comedy is my one true love – I leave my phone on at night in case she calls, and I’ll always take her back even though my friends warn me against her.

In August 2018 I took my third show to Edinburgh Festival (‘Popcorn Lung’). Got a 5* review (obviously).

My new podcast ‘People Talk’ came out at the same time, and it’s on Spotify and iTunes NOW!

Here’s some achievement related stuff ‘cos I know you people like that sort of thing…

In 2018/19 I hosted Lad Bible / Wrigley’s viral video series ‘In my personal space’ interviewing celebs.

In 2018 I was on Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and ‘Stand up Central’. That same year I was official tour support for Joe Lycett (off the telly).

In 2017 I won the Chortle Best Newcomer Award, which made me extraordinarily happy.

In 2016 I featured on Comedy Central’s ‘Live at the Comedy Store’, and BBC Worldwide’s ‘Live From The BBC’, as well as performing my first solo show at Edinburgh Festival – ‘Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes’ – at The Pleasance Courtyard.

You can watch the best of this hour as part of my Next Up Special here.

You’ll find me doing spots in the clubs of London…The Comedy Store, Up The Creek, Off The Kerb, Top Secret, Backyard…as well as indie nights around the country.

I am represented by Hannah Layton Management.

REVIEWS

Time Out

“Fine jokes and star presence: he’s a star in the making”

The Herald

“Staggeringly Impressive” *****

The List

“Inspired Whimsy” ****

Chortle

“Always keeps you guessing”

London is Funny - Bruce Dessau

“Ward’s got that certain something…and is definitely someone to look out for.”

Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard & Beyond The Joke)

“He was amazingly assured, improvising with the audience when he spotted a man who was maybe too relaxed in the crowd. Ward was also not scared to vary the pace and cleverly worked in a pre-planned carpet ad spoof, complete with sound effects. There was certainly plenty of originality here, leading the crowd in one direction before taking sharp verbal detours.”

ACCOLADES

Winner

Chortle Best Newcomer 2017

Finalist

BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014

Nominee

Magners New Act of The Year 2015

Finalist

Magners New Act of The Year 2015

Finalist

NATY 2014