Tommy Little (comedian)

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Tommy Little
Born
Tommy Lewis

(1985-02-23) 23 February 1985 (age 34)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationComedian, writer, television and radio presenter
Years active2008–present
TelevisionThe Project

Tommy Lewis (born 23 February 1985), known better as Tommy Little, is an Australian comedian, writer, television and radio presenter.

Little currently co-hosts The Project on Network 10 and Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network with Carrie Bickmore.

Career[edit]

In 2013, Little performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and appeared at the festival's Gala show, which showcases five-minute sets of dozens of comedians. In early 2014, he returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a new show, "Middleclass Gangster",[1] and again in 2019 with his show "Self Diagnosed Genius".[2]

Little has also hosted Just for Laughs Australia, performed live and filmed and shown on Foxtel.[3]

Television[edit]

Little has appeared on Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Celebrity Name Game, Studio 10, The Project and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.

In 2008, Little began writing for Channel 31's talk show, Studio A hosted by Dave Thornton and produced by RMITV. During Little's stint on cast and writing team, Studio A won two Antenna Awards for both Program of the Year and Best Comedy at the 2009 ceremony. By 2010, Little had established himself as an important member of the cast and writing team and was promoted to host. After the sixth season of Studio A, RMITV management stated in a press release that they would be making changes to their Flagship Production in 2012 and announced that a new program, Live on Bowen, would be the show's successor.

In 2012, Little appeared at the Warehouse Comedy Festival, which converts an old warehouse into a pop-up comedy venue and films one-hour shows for viewing on the ABC.[4]

In 2013, Little was announced as host of Network Ten's comedy and entertainment series, A League Of Their Own[5] and co-host of comedy chat show This Week Live alongside Dave Thornton, Tom Gleeson and Meshel Laurie. He also played Claudia Karvan's love interest on the ABC drama Time of our Lives[6]

Little has been the comedic panelist on Ten's prime time entertainment news program The Project, filling the spot of regular Peter Helliar since 2014.

In 2016, Little hosted Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia, an improvisational comedy show, based on the British show of the same name on Foxtel network's The Comedy Channel.[7]

Radio[edit]

Little regularly filled in for Hughesy & Kate on Nova 100 whilst they were on holidays.[8] In October 2013, Nova 100 announced that Little would join Meshel Laurie to host Meshel & Tommy early December 2013, replacing Hughesy & Kate.[9] In October 2015, Little announced that he would be leaving Nova 100 at the end of the year.[10]

In January 2017, Southern Cross Austereo announced that Little and Carrie Bickmore would host Carrie & Tommy across the Hit Network.[11] Now two years running, the Carrie & Tommy show airs weekdays from 3pm - 4:30pm.[12]

Charity[edit]

In December 2018, Little set out and completed the Antarctic Ice Marathon[13] in an effort to raise money for Project Edge, a collaboration by Rectal Injuries Australia and University of Technology Sydney. They raised over $114,000.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Sarah (14 August 2014). "Tommy Little takes a walk on the mild side with Middleclass Gangster". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ Harry, Michael (4 April 2019). "Little pay-off from Tommy's long-winded jokes". The Age. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Returning: Just For Laughs Australia". TV Tonight. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ "ABC Television - ABC2 - Warehouse Comedy Festival". abc.net.au. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Tommy Little reflects on A League of Their Own". TV Tonight. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Hard work makes Tommy Little an "overnight success."". TV Tonight. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  7. ^ Bucklow, Andrew (24 November 2016). "Tommy Little's sexual favours have really paid off". NewsComAu. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  8. ^ Bennett, Sally (28 July 2013). "Tommy Little is the fresh face of comedy in new TV show This Week Live". Herald Sun. Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  9. ^ Christensen, Nic (11 October 2013). "Nova announces a new Breakfast show with Tommy Little and Meshel Laurie". Mumbrella. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Tommy Little to exit Nova100". Radio Today. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  11. ^ Radioinfo. "Carrie Bickmore heads back to radio". www.radioinfo.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Carrie & Tommy". Hit. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Tommy Little's Marathon in Antarctica". 10 daily. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  14. ^ Ltd, GoFundraise Pty. "Marathon On Ice For a Cure | Home". marathononiceforacure.gofundraise.com.au. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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