Tom Parry is a screenwriter, director, comedian and podcaster.
His debut feature film script “Your Christmas Or Mine” has just been filmed by Amazon Studio’s and is set for a worldwide release in November 2022. He has another feature script ‘Zombie Troubles’ in development with Searchlight Pictures.
He is one-third of the award-winning ‘Pappy’s’, described by the Guardian as “one of the finest sketch troupes of the last decade”. They have been nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and performed all over the globe. After 6 critically acclaimed hour-long shows at the Edinburgh Festival, Pappy’s wrote and starred in two series of their own BBC sitcom ‘Badults’. Today they are best known for their weekly podcast, Pappy’s Flatshare which has received a cult-like status.
Tom has performed two sell-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘Parryoke’ in 2019 and ‘Yellow T-Shirt’ in 2015 for which he was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award. He adapted the show into the acclaimed Radio 4 series ‘Fancy Dressed Life’. He has appeared in The Stand Up Sketch Show, Drunk Histories and Comedians Vs Food.
Tom is a prolific director of live comedy. He directed Ciaran Dowd’s Edinburgh award winning show Don Rodolfo and co-wrote the subsequent BBC short film. He directed the award nominated Max & Ivan show The Reunion and worked with cult favourites Birthday Girls and BEASTS. He directed the national sell out theatre tour of This Week On The Internet: Live with WillNE and Stephen Tries and worked with internet sensation Aaron Crascall on his national tour show.
Tom’s TV writing credits include an episode of the ITV sitcom ‘The Job Lot’, five series of the BAFTA-winning children’s show Class Dismissed and three series of Dave’s Hypothetical.
Tom’s acting credits include Miranda (BBC), Phone Shop (C4), and Watson and Oliver (BBC).