Comedy

Tom Binns

Tom Binns

Tom Binns is the star and co-writer of the BBC 1 Friday Night Comedy Show Hospital People.

Biography Testimonials

Biography

He’s been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, MySpace Comedy Award and Perth Fringe Comedy Award (twice).

He’s a “Fosters Comedy God”, he’s won Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe (twice), Nottingham Comedy Festival and 3 Sony Gold Awards. He’s also Midlands Comedian of the year. (UK)

He’s been in BBC Shows Alan Partridge, Lee and Herring, Friday/Saturday Night Armistice and Channel 4 shows IT Crowd and Drifters and the film Going to Mecca.

Tom Binns won the Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2013. He was nominated at the Edinburgh Festival for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2007 – as the hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury. He has been twice nominated for the Adelaide Fringe Comedy Award in 2010 and 2011. He was voted a Fosters Comedy God in 2010. He was nominated for a Chortle Comedy Award in 2011 and was also named in a list of their 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the decade. In 2002 the readers of More Magazine voted him the 25th Sexiest Man in The World.

His most recent character is Ian D Montfort, a psychic from Sunderland. He first performed the character at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe. A pilot of the show was broadcast in 2012, and a series, Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable, followed on BBC Radio 2 in February 2013.

He appears in the BBC MI5 drama Spooks (Episode 6 Series 6), Series 3 of the IT Crowd on Channel 4, and, in character as Ivan Brackenbury, on BBC Radio 2 as part of The Jason Byrne Show. “Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge” BBC 2

Besides writing comedy for television and radio Binns has appeared on other television shows, such as RI:SE, Bullrun, Oblivion and as a writer on Trigger Happy TV, which he gained recognition for as he earned “The best comedy moment” and “TV moment of 2001” awards. His first television appearances were Friday Night Armistice (BBC2) and Lee and Herring’s Fist of Fun, and has gone on to further appear in the Channel 4-based late night sports talk show Under the Moon, with Danny Kelly and stage appearances at the Bloomsbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre.

Binns has also worked at several other radio stations with similar positions on Radio 1, Virgin, BRMB and GLR, either as himself or his Hospital Radio Character, Ivan Brackenbury, as well as on Virgin Radio and has hosted talk shows on Talksport UK, Hallam FM, Sheffield and Key 103, Manchester.

Best International Act, New Zealand Comedy Festival

Chortle Award Nominee

Double Sony Gold Winner

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee

Double Comedian Nominee Adelaide Fringe

Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade, Chortle

MySpace Comedy Finalist

Top 10 Fosters Comedy God

★★★★★ in Chortle,

★★★★★ in Telegraph

★★★★★ in Time Out

★★★★★ in Metro

★★★★★ in Spotlight

★★★★★ in Three Weeks

★★★★★ in Fringe Review

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Testimonials

“Binns has his characters absolutely nailed and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top quality entertainment with practically universal appeal.”
The Guardian

Best International Act, New Zealand Comedy Festival

Chortle Award Nominee

Double Sony Gold Winner

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee

Double Comedian Nominee Adelaide Fringe

Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade, Chortle

MySpace Comedy Finalist

Top 10 Fosters Comedy God

★★★★★ in Chortle,

★★★★★ in Telegraph

★★★★★ in Time Out

★★★★★ in Metro

★★★★★ in Spotlight

★★★★★ in Three Weeks

★★★★★ in Fringe Review

Read more
Tom Binns

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