Citizen Test – Edinburgh Fringe Run!

Here finally are the confirmed dates for my 10 show run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe!

http://www.heroesoffringe.com/events/tom-bell-citizen-test/

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TOM BELL’S CITIZEN TEST

The new comedy game show where Brexit means Prizes!

Come wave a flag and cheer on two guest comedians as they compete in a series of elaborate tasks in order to win citizenship of Great Britain!

Featuring such “British” rounds as competitive queuing, writing passive aggressive notes to work colleagues and of course, trying to order some proper bloody food when abroad

With sing-a-longs and different guest comics every day; Citizen Test promises to be a show of jubilant, hilarious chaos.

Hosted by Tom Bell:
***** : Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News, Fest
“Surreal Comedy at its best” (Scotsman)
“Joyful… never misses a beat” (Independent)

Inside the Comedian

I’ve recently guested on not one but TWO fine podcasts run by great comedians.

I was interviewed about my life in comedy by David Reed for his new, fake comedy interviews show “Inside the Comedian”
Link here:
http://podtail.com/podcast/inside-the-comedian/1-5-tom-bell/

And talked about failed loves and “first times” on “Do You Remember The First Time” with Rosie Holt and Christian Talbot
Link here:
http://dyrtft.libsyn.com/podcast/dyrtft-tom-bell-mixdown

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Not Today (48 Hour Sci Fi Film Challenge)

Anyone up for a bleak sci fi short? Written & filmed all in one day for the 48 hour Sci Fi Film Challenge 2017. Thanks to my awesome team, Tom Watts, Sophia Del Pizzo, Harry Johns and were lucky enough to have Oli Langford score it with his top draw violin skills


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/213241521″>Not Today</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/tomwattsdop”>Tom Watts</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

We got given the title Not Today, had to include the prop “someone winds up a clockwork toy” and the dialogue “why do I have to keep telling you the same thing over and over” and this is the depressing, yet thrilling result…

I’ve made an Escape Room! (actually it’s a van)

Something a little different on the horizon, for the last few months I’ve been designing an Escape Room and we are nearly ready to launch. Myself and two friends had the idea, after playing some great Escape Rooms in Prague, of making a mobile Escape Room in a van. Months, hard work and the purchase of a van later and our Houdini themed puzzle van will be making it’s debut for the whole 6 weeks of VAULT Festival near Waterloo Station

I’ll be manning it myself for some of the shows, details below,come along and get wrapped in chains and thrown in a van (in a good way)

http://www.vaultfestival.com/event/escapemobile-houdinis-last-trick/2017-01-25/

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Citizen Test! A new, live comedy panel show

Friends! I’ve been busy tinkering away at a new live comedy show and the first night is nearly upon us. Thursday November 10th at the new Angel Comedy Club, 39 Queen’s Head St, London N1 8NQ
Show starts at 7.15. Tickets on the door for either £5 or €5. I need to start hoarding those sweet sweet Euros

But what is it Tom Bell? Citizen Test will pit two teams of guest comedians against each other in a series of elaborate tasks in order to win the ultimate prize; citizenship of Great Britain!

Hosted by the “sublime and ridiculous”(Chortle) Tom Bell in his long overdue return to live comedy. Featuring a live band and the real Geoffrey Chaucer keeping score, Citizen Test promises to be a show of brilliant chaos; like a village fete, gone very weird indeed.
Remember, Brexit Means Prizes!

More details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/360494844285311/

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Doctor Who: The Age of Endurance

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Well this is exciting! My second appearance in a Doctor Who Big Finish audio just came out. I recorded this a long time ago now and googled it on a whim to see what had become of it and BOOM, there it was!

Once again I’m playing a dual, alien role. Love those alien roles you guys. As a huge classic Doctor Who fan, getting to work with Carole Ann Ford and William Russell was especially exciting. Recorded it so long ago I actually don’t remember much of the plot which will make listening back all the more exciting!

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-age-of-endurance-1080