• Chortle Best Newcomer 2017
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014
  • Magners New Act of The Year 2015
  • Leicester Square New Comedian 2013
  • Piccadilly Comedy Club Comedian of the Year 2014
  • Squawker Awards 2013
  • Comedy Cafe New Act Night 2014
    Twice Winner
  • NATY 2014


  • "Brings fine jokes and star presence to his smart routines: he's a star in the making"
    Time Out
  • "Staggeringly Impressive" *****
    The Herald
  • "Inspired Whimsy" ****
    The List
  • "A very welcome curiosity"
    The Telegraph

Hello. Thanks for dropping by. I am Tom Ward: Stand up comedian. Comedy is my love, my passion, my wife (and mistress) – I’ll do anything for her and leave my phone on at night in case she calls.

In August I’ll be taking my second show to Edinburgh Festival: ‘Love Machine’, which you can buy tickets for here: bit.ly/2r7S8lI

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 at The BBC’ (airing in USA April 2017), as well as performing my first solo show at Edinburgh Festival – ‘Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes’ – at The Pleasance Courtyard.

In 2015 I was official tour support for Hal Cruttenden, performed at Greenwich Comedy Festival and Utrecht International Comedy Festival.

You’ll find me doing 20′s in the clubs of London…The Comedy Store, Up The Creek, Off The Kerb, Top Secret, Backyard, Piccadilly Comedy Club…as well as indie nights around the country.

I am represented by Christian Knowles Productions


  • "He certainly took his own path, jumbling stilted audience banter, dark jokes, silly sketches, inspired and surreal impersonations of inanimate objects and even advertising jingles into his discombobulating routine. When the gags did hit home, they were impressive for their originality."
    - Steve Bennett, Chortle
  • "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."
    - Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard & Beyond The Joke)
  • "Ward’s got that certain something...and is definitely someone to look out for."
    - London is Funny
  • "Inventive stand-up Thomas Ward; a spaced-out, sometimes poetic comic with a terrifying fringe, and a very funny take on the world...".
    - The Stage