Thom Tuck

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Thom Tuck
Thom Tuck Sinister stairwell.jpg
Tuck in 2008
Born (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 37)
Leeds, England
MediumStand up, radio, television
Years active2006–present
GenresSketch comedy
Notable works and rolesThe 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.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "The Improverts - Edinburgh Fringe 2010 - British Comedy Guide".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  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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