Tom Davis is an exciting new comedy actor and stand-up who most recently co-wrote one and starred in three of Sky Atlantic's Common People strand, a series of short comedy films produced by Baby Cow, broadcast in February 2013. This followed Tom’s earlier guest role on Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce, also produced by Babycow for Sky Atlantic.
Tom is well known for playing Iain Bodkin in The Warm Up Guy whichaired as part of Channel 4's 'Comedy Lab' series, in which Tom’s character is a struggling studio warm up comedian and self deluded wally who thinks he is a superstar in the making.
Tom has most recently enjoyed guest roles in Very Important People, an original impressions show for Channel 4, and The Comic Strip Presents The Hunt for Tony Blair alongside his comedy heroes Rik Mayall, Jennifer Saunders, Robbie Coltrane, Harry Enfield and Stephen Mangan, directed by Peter Richardson, again for Channel 4.
Tom’s first appearance in a feature film was the cameo role of Gutsy George in independent British Film Outside Bet, starring Bob Hoskins, directed by Sacha Bennett and released in the UK in April 2012.
Tom is most widely recognised as starring alongside Morgana Robinson and Terry Mynott in Channel 4’s The Morgana Show featuring a host of celebrity impressions and original comedy characters such as the obnoxious banker who receives his comeuppance and Barry the funeral director, daft but lovable husband of Joyce.
As a stand-up, Tom has performed at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival as well as both Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe in 2012. He has gigged at some of the country’s most prestigious comedy clubs including Glee, Outside the Box, Spanked, Electric Mouse, Banana Cabaret, Up The Creek, Downstairs at the Kings Head, Lowdown at the Albany and Just the Tonic.
2009 saw Tom playing a caricatured John Landis, the director of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video in Leigh Francis’ Cha’mone Mo’ Fo’ Selecta! for E4. In 2008, during Big Brother Celebrity Hijack on E4, Tom gate-crashed the house pretending to be a 12 year old boy with Leigh Francis’ alter ego Keith Lemon before they were rumbled after an hour and chucked out.
In 2006 BBC 6 Music signed Tom and Nick Conrad for a Sunday morning show. Having rejected the term ‘double act’ and dismissed derogatory accolades like ‘Big Tom and Conrad, Like Ant and Dec……But on Acid’ they’d battle through eclectic music and topics like food, football, music, women and politics.
Tom Davis is a big man and has been described as “6ft 8in of engaging self-deprecation”. Born in South London in 1979, he spent his early years watching Norman Wisdom, Charlie Chaplin and Tommy Cooper with his dad and Grandad, a stand-up comedian.
Tom spent most of his adult life as a market trader and scaffolder; his first break into comedy came in April 2005 by answering a newspaper advert for people with interesting stories about the 1980’s. Tom thought it would be a perfect platform to try out one of his comedy creations on the unsuspecting public – Steve Matthews, a luckless loser from Salford. He managed to blag the whole day as his alter ego and was hooked. Since then, Tom hasn’t looked back and has been able to create a world of characters, which he can slip in and out of at the drop of a hat.
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