We're all idiots searching for someone who'll fail to notice. Award-winning stand-up from Jigsaw's Tom Craine (BBC Radio 4, sell-out runs Edinburgh 2011-2013). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Live at the Electric (BBC Three), Fake Reaction (ITV2) and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (BBC Three). Sex and the Single Guy columnist (Cosmopolitan). Writer for British Comedy Award nominated The Last Leg (Channel 4). ***** (ThreeWeeks). **** (British Comedy Guide). **** (EdFestMag). 'Wise, funny, lyrical' (Observer). 'A rising stand-up star' (Independent).
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Award-winning comedian, writer, and one third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw, Tom Craine returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with his brand new solo show, Thoughts On Love (By A Man With None Of The Answers). After being held as a suspected terrorist at an airport for six hours, Tom found himself with time to clarify his ideas on relationships. Find out how the Cosmopolitan magazine 'Sex and the Single Guy' columnist wound up at the eye of the storm during his quest to unearth the reasons behind the cultural panic that exist around being single today.
A frequent face on television screens, Tom presents a regular viral round-up on Weekend with Aled Jones (ITV), has performed on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Russell Kane's Live At The Electric (BBC Three) and Fake Reaction (ITV2) and presented a BBC One documentary Jesus to Jay-Z, exploring the history of Glastonbury Festival. Radio credits include; BBC Best Comedy & Drama Award winner (BBC National Student Awards), Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show (on which Tom is a regular guest), The Tom Craine Show (BBC Bristol) and The Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales), which Tom has co-hosted. As a solo comic on the live stage, Tom has supported Alan Carr, Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert on their nationwide tours.
Tom Craine is a regular writer for Mock The Week (BBC Two), QI (BBC Two), multi-award winning The Last Leg (Channel 4), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4), Chris Addison's Show & Tell (Channel 4), Robert's Webb (Channel 4) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). Tom co-wrote the BBC Three sitcom Josh with Josh Widdicombe and co-wrote The Sharp End (BBC Radio 2) where he starred alongside Alistair Mcgowan.
As part of the very highly regarded sketch trio Jigsaw (alongside Dan Antopolski and Nat Luurtsema), Tom has recently finished writing the second series of the self-titled Jigsaw for BBC Radio 4. Jigsaw were ranked as one of GQ's Top 100 Best Things In The World 2012.
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