In turns heart-wrenching and hilarious, Utterly at Odds With the Universe takes Tom on an emotional journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the poignant and profound relationship with his granddad. The two frequently taped themselves interviewing each other and it is in these early conversations that Tom comes to fully understand the influence this man has had on his own life and explores the fantasy of being able to make ‘one final interview’.
Expect elegant flourishes of language, twisted logic and whimsical storytelling, courtesy of one of the finest and most original comics in the UK.
Following the success of his Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter to Richard Branson, Tom has enjoyed two successful Radio 4 series (2011 and 2012) and scooped a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award in recognition of excellence. In 2013 Tom wrote and performed another new series for Radio 4, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang-ups, which has been commissioned for a second series, along with a one-off special of Utterly At Odds with the Universe.
Tom is also a regular host of Radio 4’s Comedy Club and has guested on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Newsquiz, The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, Act Your Age, It’s Your Round, The Infinite Monkey Cage and You & Yours, as well as BBC Radio 2’s Out To Lunch and Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show. He has co-presented on Richard Bacon’s Radio 5 show and is a regular co-presenter on The Rhod Gilbert Show for BBC Radio Wales.
On TV, Tom recently co-presented BBC 2`s Engineering Giants and was one of the presenters on BBC2 series Electric Dreams. In stand-up terms, Tom has performed twice on Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Russell Howard`s Good News and The Comedy Gala for BBC Three as well as The World Stand`s Up, two series of The Comedy Store and Edinburgh and Beyond – all for Comedy Central.
Magical storytelling… a rare talent… hysterical and accomplished.
– Time Out
The Gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness.
– The Scotsman
Undeniable gift for comic storytelling… a lovely turn of phrase, an ear for allowable exaggeration and a born entertainer’s grasp of structure.
– The Telegraph
• Tom Wrigglesworth presents Utterly at Odds with the Universe on Sat 15 Feb at 8pm. Tickets are F: £12 C: £10 and can be purchased here.