Tom Shillue

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Tom Shillue
Tom Shillue
Birth name Thomas A. Shillue
Born (1966-06-13) June 13, 1966 (age 51)[1]
Norwood, Massachusetts
Medium Stand-up, television,
Alma mater University of Massachusetts Boston Emerson College
Years active 1993–present
Spouse Denise
Children 2

Thomas A. Shillue (/ʃɪˈl/; born June 13, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author from Norwood, Massachusetts. He was a correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central and hosted Red Eye on Fox News. He released his first book, Mean Dads for a Better America, in 2017.[2] In June 2017, Shillue began hosting a weekday afternoon three-hour syndicated talk radio show on Fox News Radio, also heard on Sirius XM's Fox News Talk Channel 450.

Television and film[edit]

He has appeared in several TV series and short films. He was 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.[3]

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.

Shillue was a correspondent on The Daily Show.[4]

Since 2014, Shillue has subbed in for Greg Gutfeld, co-hosting The Five. Shillue became the permanent host of Red Eye on June 22, 2015, when Gutfeld left to host his new show The Greg Gutfeld Show. Red Eye was cancelled in April 2017 but Shillue remains a contributor on the Fox News Channel.

Stand-up and theatre[edit]

Shillue 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]

On April 25th, 2017, Shillue, along with Andy Levy began hosting Fox News Radio from 6 pm to 9 pm Eastern. On July 10th, 2017, Shillue started as the host of the "Tom Shillue Show" from 3 pm to 6 pm eastern time on Fox News Radio.


  • ECNY Award Best Storyteller 2011[10][11]
  • ECNY Award Best One Person Show 2010[12]


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  2. ^ Rollenhagen, Luisa (June 11, 2017). "This Fox News Contributor Wants to Make Fatherhood Great Again". GQ. 
  3. ^ "Tom Shillue's Funny Story | Time Out New York". 2013-04-28. 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. ^ "Tom Shillue". Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  12. ^ Lehman, Daniel (2010-03-10). "New York's Funniest Honored at ECNY Awards". Backstage. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 

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