Thom Tuck

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Thom Tuck
Thom Tuck Sinister stairwell.jpg
Tuck in 2008
Born (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 36)
Leeds, England
Medium Stand up, radio, television
Nationality British
Years active 2006–present
Genres Sketch comedy
Notable works and roles The Penny Dreadfuls

Thom Tuck (born 28 March 1982) is a British actor[1][2] and comedian known for being one third of comedy troupe The Penny Dreadfuls and as a Stand-up comedian nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tuck attended the American International School of Dhaka in Bangladesh and Cardinal Heenan Roman Catholic High School and Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds. As a child, he also lived in Sri Lanka, Denmark, Egypt, Malawi, Zimbabwe and The Philippines. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with a 2:2.[4] While at university, he performed with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company; acting in, writing and directing plays, including directing a piece written by playwright Sam Holcroft,[5] and was a member of acclaimed[6] improvisational comedy troupe The Improverts.[7] It was with The Improverts that he first met and performed with fellow comedians Humphrey Ker and David Reed.[8]


Tuck's radio work includes The Penny Dreadfuls Present... alongside David Reed and Humphrey Ker, and the BBC Radio 4 series Thom Tuck Goes Straight-to-DVD.[9]

With The Penny Dreadfuls, Thom has created five full-length stage shows, two radio series and two one-off radio plays.

On television he has appeared in Comedy Shuffle, The Wrong Door, The Supersizers..., Dick and Dom's Funny Business and Mongrels.

He runs two comedy nights: tom:foolery, which is an occasional stand-up night where all the performers are called Tom, Thom or Thomas and The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society which he books and co-hosts with John-Luke Roberts at the New Red Lion Theatre in Islington.[10]


1999 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

  • West Side Story, winner of Herald Angel Award.

NSDF 2003

2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NSDF 2005

2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2009 National Tour

  • Totally Looped

2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe


  1. ^ PBJ Management
  2. ^ imdb
  3. ^ List of Best Newcomer Nominees
  4. ^ Interview with Thom Tuck Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Our Edinburgh: The Penny Dreadfuls". 26 August 2010.
  9. ^ BBC Press Release
  10. ^ New Red Lion Theatre Archived 12 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Award Citations 2006
  12. ^ Award Citations 2007

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