Tom Wrigglesworth

Published On February 20, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Brighton Dome, Studio Theatre
Thursday 20th March 2014
£13/£11 Concessions

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Yorkshire funny man Tom Wrigglesworth, star of stage, screen and speaker (radio) brings his trademark geeky laughs to to Brighton Dome this March.

After winning Channel 4’s comedian competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’  back in 2003, Tom soon established himself  as one of the finest and most original comics in the UK. Although appearing in his first show ‘I’m Struggling to see how thats helping’ back in Edinburgh in 2008 it was in fact his second show ‘An Open Return letter to Richard Branson’ which propelled him into the spotlight. This show, based on a true story, told the tale of a hung over Tom on a Virgin train witnessing an old lady being forced to buy another new ticket by an unforgiving train inspector,  Tom stepped in and helped raise the cash along with other passengers only to find he was charged with begging by police!

But it’s not just on the stage that Tom has made his name, as well as his own shows he is also a regular guest on radio panel shows such as ‘The Unbelievable Truth’, ‘It’s Not What You Know’ and ‘It’s Your Round’. Add to this his TV appearances on Comedy Store for the Paramount Comedy Channel, Edinburgh Comedy Live and BBC 2’s ‘Electric Dreams’ and ‘Engineering Giants’ Tom is definitely making his mark!

If you’re wondering exactly Tom’s  brand of comedy comprises of, I think the man himself answered the question perfectly in a recent interview with The Guardian:

“I used to take old telephones apart when I was a child,”… “That could be a nice analogy for what I do now with words.”

The inquisitive nature of his shows mixed with family tales and anecdotes makes for a magical and hysterical night of story telling. His latest show see’s him reminisce on his profound relationship with his granddad. Thinking back to the interviews they used to record together, Tom fantasises about being able to make ‘one final interview’ and through this comes to realise the influence this man has had on his own life. This is one show you really shouldn’t miss!

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