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, 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. Bee Boo was also recorded as part of ABC2’s Comedy Next Gen. 2018 saw Tom performing his live show Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk “weird as hell, and funnier still” (Fest Mag) across Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Edinburgh and London.
Tom’s 2019 show, Very Very, was another huge success across Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh; and was filmed as a comedy special for global streaming service Amazon Prime, released internationally in May 2020.
Tom was as a main ensemble member of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia for Foxtel’s Comedy Channel, which also aired to audiences on Network Ten. Tom also made guest appearances on Aaron Chen Tonight on the ABC. He recently filmed a couple of roles in the local Australian series of Drunk History, which can currently be viewed on 10play.
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 2020, Tom’s latest comedy show Tom Walker Is Tim Walter played Adelaide Fringe.
Tom can be heard co-hosting the hilarious podcast bigsofttitty.png alongside Demi Lardner.