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Tom's TV work on hold for Devon gig

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: June 19, 2012

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HEADLINING at Tiverton's Comedy Hall on Monday, July 2, is Bath's Tom Craine.

Tom will be all over the BBC this summer, featuring on Russell Howard's Good News, presenting a history documentary called Bitesize History for BBC2, and as part of the threesome Jigsaw on Russell Kane's Live At The Electric on BBC3.

His From Jesus to JayZ documentary on Glastonbury will be broadcast this summer on BBC2, and he's also headlining Sketchorama on Radio 4.

His role in Jigsaw is getting incredible reviews, with a full sweep of four and five stars for their Edinburgh show last August.

Tom has also written for Mock The Week (BBC2), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), The Mad Bad Ad Show (Channel 4), Chris Addison's Show & Tell (Channel 4), The Now Show (Radio 4) and co-wrote with Alistair McGowan BBC Radio 2 sitcom The Sharp End, which was described as a treat… with delicious tension by the Guardian.

He also played the lead in a series of shorts for Dave.

As a stand up, Tom is a regular at the major UK venues and abroad. He has supported Rhod Gilbert, Alan Carr and Russell Kane on tour and has gained rave reviews (including Observer Critic's Choice Edinburgh 2010, Spoonfed Rising Star 2010 and The Times Top 5 Picks Edinburgh 2010).

Described as "wise, funny, lyrical" by the Observer and "Disgustingly talented" by The Guardian, Comedy Hall is looking forward to welcoming him back to Tiverton.

Opening is Paul Ricketts, an award-winning comic who will come to us for three nights performing his own show Kiss The Badge, Fly The Flag at the Leicester Square Theatre, London.

The Stage described him as "weird and wonderful" arguing that he should be given his own TV show.

Critic Fringe Guru said of him: "A black comic who is engaged with black history and politic is still too rare a thing on the comedy circuit."

Compere will be Craig Campbell, who has been selling out all over the world, as well as extending his own UK tour. Craig will be familiar to TV viewers for his appearance on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow as well as Russell Howard's Good News.

He will come back to Tiverton following a gig in Aberdeen the day before, so expect some Scottish flavour to his ramblings.

Tickets available now from the website at www.comedyhall.co.uk or from Twyford Copy and Print or Jolly Vintner in Tiverton.

Comedy Hall, Tiverton, Monday, July 2, 8pm. £10 www.comedyhall.co.uk.

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