Tom Mayhew
Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2021
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

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

  • Series 2 commissoned

Press clippings

Radio 4 orders raft of comedies for 2022

Radio 4 is piloting a panel show about misleading statistics hosted by Dominic Frisby, as it commissions a raft of new comedies for next year from comedians including Joz Norris, Luisa Omielan, Andrew O'Neill, Eleanor Morton, Kat Sadler and Gemma Arrowsmith.

British Comedy Guide, 5th August 2021

Tom Mayhew: People on benefits are people too

Inspired by his Radio 4 series Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum, comedian Tom Mayhew sticks two fingers up at the stigma faced by people on benefits and asks whether the pandemic has changed the way we view those who use the welfare system.

Tom Mayhew, BBC, 26th March 2021

Arts Q&A: Tom Mayhew

"You can put anything on a pancake, even a Creme Egg".

Jenny Lee, The Irish News, 24th March 2021

Tom Mayhew to record Radio 4 stand-up series

Comedian Tom Mayhew is to make a stand-up series for Radio 4. Based on his 2019 live show, I, Tom Mayhew will focus on topics including signing-on, being working class, and struggling to find work.

British Comedy Guide, 10th September 2020

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