Events - 2012

Tom Binns as Ian D Montfort - Spirit Comedium



Tom Binns _x0013_ Television Star, TV Writer, Radio Star, _x0018_ Sexiest Man Alive_x0019_ Contender, Hospital Radio DJ, And Now, Spirit Comedium!! Tom Binns has worked on many of Britain_x0019_ s top TV shows as an actor, host and sketch writer with his writing work being nominated in the BBC and Channel 4 polls for _x001C_ Best Comedy Moment_x001D_ and _x001C_ Best TV Moment_x001D_ . As a radio announcer, Tom hosted a breakfast show on XFM in London. He and the station agreed to part company after a number of his comments caused it to receive what was then the largest fine issued by the UK_x0019_ s radio regulatory body. A stint with another station came to a sudden end after Tom committed _x0018_ high treason_x0019_ by interrupting the Queen_x0019_ s Christmas message with jokes about the monarchy. Binns_x0019_ experiences in radio gave rise to his highly successful character and 2010 show _x0018_ Ivan Brackenbury - _x001C_ the most deliciously enjoyable hour I've spent on the Fringe_x001D_ (The Guardian). Now, continuing with his massive success as a character comic, the twice nominated _x0018_ Best Established Comedian_x001D_ Tom Binns as _x001C_ Ian D Montford _x0013_ spirit medium_x001D_ brings this sold out Edinburgh Fringe show to Adelaide. _x0018_ The ability to contact the dead has now become second nature to me_x0019_ says Tom, who showcased Ian last year at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe _x001C_ 2010 was about learning how to drive my new comedy vehicle, this year is about finding places to go in it - now I can really focus on using the dead in my comedy show_x001D_ he said Spirit Comedium mixes wonderfully observed comedy with inexplicable clairvoyant revelations. Celebrated by sceptics and believers, audiences and critics alike, Ian D Montfort ready to showcase his jaw-dropping talents. There_x0019_ s a good reason why Tom_x0019_ s enjoyed sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival since 2007 _x0013_ he_x0019_ s bloody funny! But don't just take our word for it... In 2010, The Age dubbed Tom Binn_x0019_ s show as _x001C_ The Underground Hit of the Melbourne Comedy Festival_x001D_ . This year Time Out hailed his _x001C_ Ian D Montfort_x001D_ as _x001C_ The Monster Hit _x001D_ of the Edinburgh Fringe - &&&&& _x001C_ the character remains hilarious even as the tricks become remarkable& two shows for the price of one: pin-sharp character comedy and metaphysical magic to boot & Binns has his character absolutely nailed, and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with universal appeal." The Guardian _x0018_ Critics Choice_x001D_ _x0013_ The Guardian and The Times, Edinburgh Fringe 2011 &&&&&: Time Out London; Metro; Telegraph; Chortle; Spotlight; & Fringe Review, 2011 Tom Binns will also present his award winning character, Ivan Brackenbury, at the Comedy Mint, Mosley Square, 10.30pm every Saturday during the Fringe. - Chortle Award Nominee 2011 - Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade, Chortle 2000-10 - Top 10 Fosters Comedy God 2010 - Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2007 Tom Binns as Ian D Montfort at The Garden of Unearthly Delights: Feb 17 _x0013_ March 18 @ 8.15pm

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