Tom Wrigglesworth is a highly celebrated comedy talent, star and creator of BBC Radio 4 show, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters. Tom also recently appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News. Simply put, this Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee (formerly The Perrier Award) is one of the smartest, funniest stand ups you could hope to spend an evening with: An un-missable performer.
With a disarmingly charming delivery and unforgettable appearance, this Yorkshire funny man became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of a Virgin train ticket inspector; only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent story of the event secured Tom several awards including the Chortle Best Show Award, and a nomination for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award.
This led to a sell out tour of the UK, and runs at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Following this, Tom recorded two series of ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters’ for BBC Radio 4, tackling consumer issues in his own hilarious way and winning a highly acclaimed Sony Award for best Radio Comedy along the way.
His next radio project, ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups’ for BBC Radio 4 is currently in its second series and focuses on telephone conversations with his parents.
As a natural and engaging television presenter, Tom put his technical background to use when he appeared on ‘Electric Dreams’ for BBC 2, advising a modern family as they fast forwarded through three decades of technology. He then presented Engineering Giants, also for BBC 2, which saw Tom climbing aboard an oil platform, servicing a passenger ferry and dismantling a jumbo-jet whilst interviewing various engineers to keep the viewers informed as the three major strip downs unfolded.
Further television credits include being a regular contributor on The Discovery Channel where he explains the science behind crowd sourced stunts and experiments on the popular show ‘ You have been warned’
He is also known for his uncanny resemblance to Green Bay Packers Quarter back Aaron Rodgers and worked with NFL films to create ‘The Incredible Mr Wrigglesworth’. This short film which featured Tom performing in Green Bay, receiving the key to the city and coming his face to face with his doppleganger became a viral You Tube hit.
Since winning the Channel 4 new comedian competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003, Tom is now firmly established as one of the most original, talented and respected comedians on the UK and International comedy circuit.
‘The ultimate crowd pleaser’ The Guardian.
ROSE D’OR RADIO COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE – 2014
SONY RADIO COMEDY AWARD WINNER – 2011
CHORTLE BEST SHOW WINNER – 2010
NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL BEST INTERNATIONAL COMIC – 2010
EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD 2009 NOMINEE – 2009
TIME OUT BREAK THROUGH ACT WINNER – 2009
CHORTLE BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE – 2004
SO YOU THINK YOUR FUNNY WINNER – 2003
DISCOVERY CHANNEL – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
FOX SPORTS – THE INCREDIBLE MR WRIGGLESWORTH
BBC 2 – ENGINEERING GIANTS
BBC 2 – ELECTRIC DREAMS
BBC 3 – RUSSELL HOWARDS GOOD NEWS
BBC 3 – EDINBURGH COMEDY FEST LIVE
COMEDY CENTRAL – THE COMEDY STORE
BBC RADIO 4 – TOM WRIGGLESWORTHS HANG UPS SERIES 1 AND 2
BBC RADIO 4 – UTTERLY AT ODDS WITH THE UNIVERSE
BBC RADIO 4 – OPEN RETURN LETTER TO RICHARD BRANSON
BBC RADIO 4 – TOM WRIGGLESWORTHS OPEN LETTERS SERIES 1 AND 2
BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA – REGULAR PRESENTER ON ‘THE COMEDY CLUB’
BBC RADIO WALES – THE RHOD GILBERT SHOW
2014: SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA SHOW
2014: NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Utterly at Odds with the Universe.
2013: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL: Utterly at Odds with the Universe.