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Friday 11th February
Tom Mayhew is your tour guide for Attenborough Arts Centre
This tour will be filmed - by buying a ticket you agree and give permission to be filmed as part of the tour.
Cultural Comedy Tours brings together hilarious comedians with fascinating art galleries, exhibitions and museums to take you on a journey of discovery, half-truths, full-truths and an unforgettable tour. Described as 'fun, relaxed, silly , informative', join us as a comedian takes you on a tour of the Undiscovered Island installation and see it through their eyes. Previous comedians include Charlie George, Foxdog Studios and Rob Kemp.
This time we have the wonderful Tom Mayhew giving the tour
Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. His 2019 Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew, about being someone in their 20s living on benefits in austerity Britain, received 4 and 5 star reviews across the board, and transferred to a sell-out Soho Theatre run.
He adapted this show for his own radio series - Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum - which aired on BBC Radio 4 in March 2021. It was also critically acclaimed, somehow receiving 4 stars in The Daily Mail!
He has also written for The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), NewsJack (BBC Radio 4 Extra), and performed on Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4 Extra.
‘Mayhew is passionate, articulate and – above all else – hilarious. His jokes are punchy, sharp and forthcoming. Despite the often weighty subject matter, laughs are never too far apart. Mayhew’s comedic voice should be heard, even if you don’t want to hear it.’
★★★★ The Skinny
‘Quite simply an absolute gem of a performance.’