Play: Coalition: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, 2012
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2016
Live at Limehouse (2 shows): The Star of The East pub, London, 2020
The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society: The Albany, Great Portland Street, London, 2020
Vix Leyton’s Comedy Roulette: Online: 2020
Vix Leyton’s Comedy Arcade: Online: 2020
Vix Leyton’s Comedy Arcade Online Live at The Leicester Comedy Festival: Online: 2021
Vix Leyton and Friends (Work In Progress): The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell, London, 2021
Cutting Room Floor East: The Star of The East, London, 2021
Vix Leyton: Pedestrian (support): The Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London, 2022
Vix Leyton’s Comedy Arcade: The Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London, 2022
The ACMS Awards: Edinburgh Fringe 2023, Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh, 2023
Thom Tuck is a comic actor and comedian. I saw the play Coaliton at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012 which starred comedians Jo Caulfield, Phill Jupitus, Simon Evans and Tuck. The play was a fast-moving comedy satire charting the possible final days of Britain’s Coalition Government. Tuck was wonderful as the affable but indecisive Liberal Democrat fictious leader Matt Cooper, struggling to keep his weak influential political hold.
I also saw Tuck as part of the changing cast for This Is Your Trial at Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe at Edinburgh in 2016. The format saw the comics come together to hold a mock trial, allowing members of the audience to air their grievances in public.
Tuck was a guest act for the Live @ Limehouse comedy showcase that I saw in January 2020. Tuck’s expression to the audience as he walked on made me laugh and he pulled an even better quizzical one directly at me which made me roar with laughter before he even said anything. His act featured wonderful observations from a talented comedian.
In March 2020, I went along to The Alternative Comedy Society where Tuck was compering the evening with John-Luke Roberts. Trying to make each other laugh on stage, Tuck tried to make comedy from the unlikeliest of situations and the audience loved it.
In June 2020, Tuck appeared on the first ever online episode of Vix Leyton’s Comedy Roulette describing comic situations generated by topics from balls generated by a bingo machine. Tuck was entertaining, honest and very funny.
Tuck returned to Live @ Limehouse and appeared on Leyton’s podcast Comedy Arcade in October 2020. Looking extremely dapper, the comedian entertained the audience with wry and clever observations leaving the crowd in hysterics.
The comedian was a guest for Vix Leyton’s Comedy Arcade Online Live at The Leicester Comedy Festival where he recounted some hilarious stories.
Tuck made a wonderful compere for Vix Leyton and Friends (Work In Progress) at The Cavendish Arms in July 2021. With wonderful, intelligent, and bizarre stories combined with visual comedy, he got the crowd enthused by each section (Team A and Team B) singing a Beyonce song and me (Team C) finishing off the last line. Considering I didn’t know the lyric, the cheer that I got was heartfelt.
The comedian made a surprise guest appearance for Cutting Room Floor where once again he had the audience in fits of laughter performing cleverly written routines about the annoyances in life.
Tuck was support for Vix Leyton’s solo show Pedestrian at The Pleasance Theatre in Islington, London, in November 2022. Brilliantly constructing wild rambling stories that really entertained the audience and then later, appearing as a guest in Leyton’s second show, Comedy Arcade.
Co-creator of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) which has monthly comedy nights at the Phoenix Pub in Victoria and has been running since 2011, Tuck was a brilliant host for the annual ACMS awards held at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023.
Tuck is a truly original and very funny comedian.