Tom Walker is a performer, writer, improviser and clown.
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, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, and then further to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre in London. His follow up show in 2017, the inadvisably named Bee Boo also toured Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh, and earned Tom a Barry nomination for Best Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Most recently Bee Boo has been recorded as part of ABC2’s Comedy Next Gen which will air later in 2017.
Tom was as a main ensemble member of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia for Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel, which also aired to audiences on Network Ten. Tom also made guest appearances in Aaron Chen Tonight on the ABC.
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.