Tom Walker is a performer, writer, improviser and clown.
Tom’s passion for improv comedy began in high school, winning the Sydney School Theatresports Cup in 2007 – he went on to win the Sydney University Theatresports Cup three times. As half of improv duo MotherFather, Tom won the 2011 Cranston Cup (NSW Theatresports Championship), the 2011 National Theatresports Championship and was a Sydney Comedy Festival FRESH! Pick. Tom trained at the prestigious École Philippe Gaulier, sharpening up his skills across all areas of his performing life during the two years of training, graduating in 2015.
In 2016, Tom took out the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Award with his show Beep Boop, as well as Director’s Choice for Zanzoop as part of Feeble Minds. Both shows went on to tour nationally across Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, and then further to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre in London. This year, Tom performed his follow up solo show Bee Boo at the Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, Brisbane Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he was nominated for the coveted Barry Award – Australia’s most prestigious live comedy prize.
Tom is a main ensemble member of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia which premiered on Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel in 2016 and screened on Network TEN in 2017.