Tom Rosenthal (Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner, ITV2's Plebs, his mirror) was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards. He has done televised comedy on a stage (Dave's One Night Stand) and behind a table (8 Out Of 10 Cats). He went to Bulgaria and changed a bit. Let him tell you about it whilst you drink. 'Vibrant, intelligent and fantastically-arranged, crackles with energy and glows with originality' (Spoonfed.co.uk).
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Tom Rosenthal (Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner, ITV2's Plebs, his mirror) was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards. He has done televised comedy on a stage (Dave's One Night Stand) and behind a table (8 Out Of 10 Cats). He went to Bulgaria and changed a bit. Let him tell you about it whilst you drink.
Tom made his stand-up debut in 2007, winning the Paramount Funniest Student Award in 2009 and reaching the finals of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and Chortle Student Comedian of the Year competitions. In 2011 he secured the coveted Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year title before making his TV debut in the role of Jonny Goodman in Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4), Robert Popper's Rose d'Or winning sitcom alongside Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Mark Heap and Paul Ritter.
His debut stand-up show, Child of Privilege, was a sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, with Chortle describing it as an 'impressive piece of work' and The List as 'a bravura and very funny debut show'. ????????? is his first return to the Fringe since then.
More recently, Tom received widespread praise for his lead role of Marcus in ITV2's hit sitcom Plebs, which smashed 15-year old ITV2 records for a sitcom launch. Written by Tom Basden and Sam Leifer and set in ancient Rome, Plebs ran for six episodes and was lauded by critics and public alike. Other TV credits include Dave's One Night Stand (Dave) and 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), whilst he appeared in Jon Richardson's documentary A Little Bit OCD (Channel 4).
Tom's talents also extend to theatre and he made his West End stage debut in Chicken Soup with Barley at The Royal Court, Laurence Olivier Award winning director Dominic Cooke's production, which secured a string of four and five star reviews and went on to be adapted for BBC Radio 3.