Tom Parry (comedian)

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Tom Parry
PseudonymTomos Parry
Birth nameThomas Edward Parry
Born (1980-12-16) 16 December 1980 (age 38)[1]
MediumStand-up, sketch, television, podcast
NationalityEnglish
Years active2004–present
GenresSketch, character, stand-up

Tom Parry is an English comedian, playwright and actor.

He performed his debut solo show ‘Yellow T-shirt’ at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival.[2][3] It was nominated as the Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards[4][5] and earned Parry a BBC radio show.[6] It was also nominated for Best Show at the 2016 Chortle Awards.[7]

He has twice appeared on the ‘Quickly Kevin’ podcast with Josh Widdicombe.[8][9] At the 2014 Edinburgh Festival he produced a show for ‘Beasts’ at the Pleasance Courtyard[10] and repeated this in 2015.[11] He was a writer on ITV's sitcom The Job Lot and several series of Great Movie Mistakes on BBC 3.[12]

He is a member of the sketch troupe Pappy's[13][14] producing podcasts,[15][16] television[17] and stage shows, some of which have been nominated for awards at the Edinburgh Festival.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Wolverhampton, Parry studied English and Drama at the University of Kent. His father was a headteacher at Penn Hall school in Wolverhampton.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB - Tom Parry
  2. ^ Logan, Brian (11 August 2015). "Tom Parry at Edinburgh festival review – soul-nourishing silliness". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Tom Parry, Edinburgh Fringe review: Pappy's and Badults star makes a gloriously silly stand-up debut". www.independent.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.comedyawards.co.uk/amp/best-newcomer/2015/tom-parry
  5. ^ "Tom Parry – Yellow T-Shirt". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  6. ^ "10th April 17: Tom Parry's Fancy Dressed Life (Ep 1), Comedy of the Week - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Alumni Laura Lexx and Tom Parry nominated for Chortle Awards - School of Arts - University of Kent". www.kent.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ acast (9 October 2017). "Tom Parry - Wolves / Steve Bull : S02E04 - Quickly Kevin; will he score? The 90s Football Show on acast". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ acast (30 April 2018). "Tom Parry / 'They Think It's All Rovers' : S03 EP07 - Quickly Kevin; will he score? The 90s Football Show on acast". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  10. ^ Monahan, Mark (22 August 2014). "Edinburgh comedy 2014: what to see". Retrieved 7 May 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  11. ^ "Edinburgh comedy 2015: what to see". The Telegraph. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  12. ^ IMDB - Tom Parry
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "A madcap hour of fun that could be award bound". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pappys-bangers-and-mash/id434829461
  16. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  17. ^ "BBC - BBC Three announce commission of new sitcom - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  18. ^ Premier. "Best Show - Edinburgh Comedy Awards". Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  19. ^ Pappys Flatshare Slamdown - Party
  20. ^ Express and Star - School's Out for Retiring Teachers