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Tom Mayhew is a stand-up comedian, writer, podcaster and actor. He covers many topics in his stand-up, including being working-class, politics and mental health. He likes to write stand-up that is a mix of the brutally honest and the ridiculous.

Tom won The Comedy Store's King Gong in 2016, was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2017, and reached the BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finals in 2018, which was recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

He has performed comedy for BBC Radio 1, and has written for The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra).


Tom also presents the 'The 18 Percent Podcast', which was launched in November 2018. Inspired by an 2018 study which found that only 18% of those in the performing arts are working-class, It explores the relationship between class and art, and sees him interviewing a wide range of working class artists and industry creatives.

"Tom Mayhew’s charmingly awkward persona hides a fantastic alternative comic mind. His jokes are sharp, never predictable and consistently land." - Broadway Baby

"It's a fascinating brain he's got in there, with as much of this distinctive hour spent trying to solve the riddle of Mayhew as it is him making you laugh...Obvious writing talent" - Chortle


"His content is from the heart; spellbinding, raw and telling. He is a genuine joy to watch." - Kate Copstick

"a timid, undernourished boy" - The Wee Review