Tom Shillue

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Tom Shillue (born 1966)[1] is an American stand up comedian, FOX News Host, actor and storyteller. He grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts, and currently resides in the Riverdale, Bronx section of New York City.

Television and film[edit]

He has appeared in several TV series and short films. Recently he has featured on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon both performing stand up comedy and performing in Fallon's Barbershop Quartet, with whom he performed "Sexy Back" along with Justin Timberlake and Roxanne along with Sting. He has also appeared with Conan O'Brien doing stand up.[2]

He is the host of Red Eye on FOX News Channel and in early 2014 co-hosted several episodes of The Five in Greg Gutfeld's place while the latter was promoting his book Not Cool.[3]

He became the permanent host of Red Eye on June 22, 2015 since Greg Gutfeld left to host his new show The Greg Gutfeld Show.

Shillue is a former correspondent on The Daily Show.[4]

He appeared in the film Mystery Team by Derrick Comedy in 2009. His television acting work includes guest spots on programs like Spin City, Broad City and Law and Order City.

Stand Up and theatre[edit]

He performs frequently as an opening act for Jim Gaffigan. He also performed a two-man show along with Gaffigan in the late 1990s called The American White Male.[5]

Shillue has performed solo shows including Supernormal at PS122 and Dad 2.0 at Ars Nova Theatre.[6][7]

Other work[edit]

Shillue announced his 12 in 12 project, whereby he would release an album of new material each month from November 2012 to October 2013.[8] Some viewers of Red Eye believed the promotion of these new albums was simply a running gag on the show, a misconception which Shillue and Gutfeld dispelled on air, leading to a spike in sales.[9]


  • ECNY Award Best Storyteller 2011[10]
  • ECNY Award Best One Person Show 2010[11]


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  2. ^ "Tom Shillue's Funny Story | Time Out New York". 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Halftime Report: 12/19/12 | On Air Videos | Fox News". 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Videos Tagged This Week in Hate | The Daily Show with Jon Stewart | Comedy Central". Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Tom Shillue: The Opener: Tom Shillue on Tour With Jim Gaffigan's White Bread 2013 Tour". 2013-03-19. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Tom Shillue: Supernormal | Performances | Time Out New York". 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Tom Shillue: Dad 2.0 Tickets, News and Information | Ars Nova, Off-Off-Broadway, NY". 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  8. ^ Seabaugh, Julie (2013-05-22). "Stand-up storyteller Tom Shillue's "12 in 12"project | Comedy | reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time Out New York". Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  9. ^ Richter, Greg. "Comedian Tom Shillue Goes Long". The Clyde Fitch Report. 
  10. ^ "7th Annual ECNY Awards Winners Announced". Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  11. ^ Lehman, Daniel (2010-03-10). "New York's Funniest Honored at ECNY Awards". Backstage. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

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