Tom will make ’em laugh in Havant

Stand-up comedian Tom Toal will perform toight at The Spring.
Stand-up comedian Tom Toal will perform toight at The Spring.

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Tom Toal is a comedian, writer and actor, known for his ability to adapt to his audience.

The 26-year-old debuted with On The Scrapheap, a show about the break-up of his six-year relationship at the Edinburgh and Leicester Festivals in 2010.

His follow-up, Rom-Coms and Revolutions, proved just as successful. He’s now bound for the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant to take part in the Havant Comedy Club.

When did you first realise you were funny?

In conversations with friends, I just realised there were laughs a-plenty.

What would you be if you weren’t a comedian?

A teacher, for the holidays, of course.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

Gigging with Ardal O’Hanlon.

Tell us about three things that make you laugh.

Deluded people, yawning cats and Matt Berry’s voice.

Tell us a joke.

The government – oh, satire.

Who’s your biggest hero?

My dad, just because.

What have you got in the pipeline?

Not sure, but I have asked a plumber to come and have a look because it’s blocking the bath.

What was the last gig you went to?

It was the Bearpit comedy podcast in Islington, Tremendous lunacy, great fun.

· Tom will perform at the Spring tonight at 8pm. He’ll be joined by Steve Gribbin, a guitar-wielding satirist from the Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge. Also on stage will be London New Comedy Award winner Don Biswas and 17-year-old comic Daniel Edison. The show starts and tickets are £11 on the door.