Tommy Pope

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Tommy Pope
Born (1979-11-21) November 21, 1979 (age 38)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, sketch, television
Nationality American
Genres Observational comedy, sketch comedy
Notable works and roles Comedy Central, Delco Proper, Funny or Die, National Lampoon, Planes, Deer Prom

Thomas Joseph Papa[1] (born November 21, 1979), best known by his stage name, Tommy Pope, is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor.[2] He is known for his work in Funny or Die and National Lampoon.[3] Pope is also known for co-creating the comedy group, Deer Prom, which was previously known as BirdText.[4] He also provided some voiceover work for the 2013 Disney film, Planes.[5][6][7] Pope is also starring in the Comedy Central web series, Delco Proper.[8][9][10]

Biography[edit]

Tommy Pope was born on November 21, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Drexel University in 2006.[11] He first started doing stand-up at a bar in Delaware,[12] and later at Philly's Helium Comedy Club during open mic nights in early 2011.[13] However, being that he was new to the comedy field during that time, he found it difficult to book shows to perform his act, so he had a part-time job as a cashier at Home Depot during his struggles.[14] Eventually, after he became able to finally book some comedy shows, he quit working at retail and was able to live off the money that he made from his stand-up acts.[15] Pope made his television debut on AXS TV Gotham Comedy Live in 2012.[16][17]

On August 31, 2011, Pope won the name of "Philly's Phunniest Comic" at Helium Comedy Club.[18][19] In 2013, Pope had appeared in a comedy skit alongside Steve Martin on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.[20] During the eighth season of Last Comic Standing, Pope was a contestant on the show and made it to the "Top 100 Comics" list of that particular season.[21][22][23]

In November 2014, Pope's comedy group, Deer Prom, performed at the New York Comedy Festival.[24][25][26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150713/delco-proper-gives-county-a-starring-role-in-new-comedy-central-show
  2. ^ http://auburnpub.com/entertainment/comedy-pope-tommy-pope-takes-personal-whip-smart-comedy-to/article_ffdb43b2-fa18-5c7a-9537-809b5594eab3.html
  3. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/philadelphia/article/Act-II-Playhouse-to-Present-JOLIET-HARRIS-A-KNIGHT-WITH-A-WILSON-106-Stand-Up-with-Tommy-Pope-and-More-1012-20131011
  4. ^ http://nerdist.com/mifvotd-7114-deaf-man-hearing-for-first-time-isnt-what-he-expected/
  5. ^ http://laughingdevil.com/comedian.cfm?id=8824
  6. ^ http://www.innovativecomedy.com/college/tommy-pope/
  7. ^ http://www.maskandwig.com/comfest/
  8. ^ http://www.phillyvoice.com/new-series-delco-proper-coming-comedy-central/
  9. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/delco/Comedy-Central-to-air-Delco-Proper.html
  10. ^ http://www.cc.com/shows/delco-proper
  11. ^ http://campusphilly.org/2011/11/11/phillys-phunniest-tommy-pope/
  12. ^ http://campusphilly.org/2011/11/11/phillys-phunniest-tommy-pope/
  13. ^ http://www.wplr.com/chaz-aj/2014/08/01/philly-comedian-tommy-pope-in-studio
  14. ^ http://allthingscomedy.com/contents/5014/37-episode-%2341%3A-tommy-pope-podcast
  15. ^ http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/comix-at-foxwoods-controlled-chaos-podcast/e/josh-wolf-tommy-pope-andrew-williams-31957222
  16. ^ http://www.innovativecomedy.com/college/tommy-pope/
  17. ^ http://www.axs.tv/originals/chelsea-latelys-heather-mcdonald-hosts-an-all-new-gotham-comedy-live/
  18. ^ http://www.carolines.com/comedian/breakout-artist-comedy-series-tommy-pope/
  19. ^ http://campusphilly.org/2011/11/11/phillys-phunniest-tommy-pope/
  20. ^ http://www.phillymag.com/news/2013/05/07/steve-martin-jimmy-fallon-tommy-pope-video/
  21. ^ http://previously.tv/last-comic-standing/the-semi-final-countdown/
  22. ^ http://theinterrobang.com/new-yorks-funniest-contest-shows-amazing-young-talent-picks-winner/
  23. ^ http://thecomicscomic.com/2014/05/20/meet-the-top-100-comedians-competing-on-season-8-of-last-comic-standing/
  24. ^ http://nycomedyfestival.com/event/deer-prom/
  25. ^ http://nycomedyfestival.com/event/nys-funniest-finals/
  26. ^ http://www.timeout.com/newyork/comedy/the-25-best-shows-to-see-at-the-new-york-comedy-festival
  27. ^ http://bigskycomedy.com/comedians.php