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From Hurtwood to The Comedy Store


Former Hurtwood student Tom Lucy has become one of the brightest names in the UK comedy scene, with a string of successful performances on TV, in theatres, and at festivals around the world. 

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Tom joined Hurtwood in 2012 excelling in Theatre, English and Media A Levels. Comedy was Tom’s true calling, and at Hurtwood Tom found both encouragement and opportunity. He quickly made a name for himself by performing his stand-up routines at Hurtwood’s lunchtime concerts and compering charity gigs.

After Hurtwood, Tom went on to study Theatre and Film at Bristol University, where he took every opportunity to perform. It wasn't long before he was signed by agent Rick Hughes from ‘Off The Kerb Productions’ who represent the biggest names in the industry. Tom found his on-stage persona through self-deprecation and narrative rather than biting political edge, and it is this mellow nature which we at Hurtwood remember so well. Since Bristol, Tom has appeared on a variety of TV shows, including ‘Comedy Central Live’ (Comedy Central), ‘Stand Up for Live Comedy’ (BBC), ‘Unforgivable’ (Dave), ‘Dating No Filter’ (Sky), ‘Love Island: The Morning After’ (ITV), and many more. In 2016, he won the prestigious ‘Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year’ award, and in 2017, he was named The Sun's ‘Best New Comedian’.

Tom has also become something of a darling of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he has enjoyed three sell-out runs in 2017, 2018, and 2022. He has also toured internationally opening for comedy stars such as Kevin Bridges, Aziz Ansari and Michael McIntyre. Tom’s great influences were Lee Evans, Billy Connolly and Michael McIntyre and therefore working with such a comedy legend (McIntyre) was a highlight of his career so far. Indeed, Michael was so impressed by Tom that he asked him to write material for him! Tom’s star continues to rise and he is about to embark on a nationwide tour supporting Jack Whitehall.