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Fresh from BBC Radio 4 (Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum), critically acclaimed working-class comedian Tom was planning to write a show that was less frustrated, less political…the cost of living crisis screwed that.
Despite two series on Radio 4, Tom still lives at home with his parents. He represents a generation who enjoy building sandcastles, as it’s the only way they’ll ever own property. A generation who can’t afford their own place because they spend too much on avocados; Tom has never bought an avocado, but he’s surprised to learn they cost 500 grand.
This is a show about money by someone who has never had much of it. It’s an hour of jokes, passion, and heart.
'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.'
'A well-curated set about poverty, wealth, and the shameful divide between the two. This is political comedy from a fresh and necessary perspective.'
'Authentic material we can relate to: funny, sharp, intelligent, meaningful and pleasing. Mayhew is a voice that needs to be heard.'