Tom Mayhew
Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2021 - 2022
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Adaptation of Tom Mayhew's 2019 Edinburgh Fringe show about signing-on. Also features Amy Gledhill.

Tom Mayhew

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2021 - 2022
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8 (2 series)
Stars
Tom Mayhew and Amy Gledhill
Writers
Tom Mayhew and Olivia Phipps
Producers
Benjamin Sutton and Victoria Lloyd
Companies

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum is an autobiographical stand-up series where comedian Tom Mayhew shares stories about his life growing up working class and his time on benefits. The show takes a wry, sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their head.

Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class - mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic - sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum is an audio adaptation of Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew, which transferred to a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre.

Catch-up

Additional details

Also known as
  • I, Tom Mayhew (Working title)
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Zoom (Virtual) - Series 1
  • Frog & Bucket - Series 2

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