Comedian, performer and unlicensed celebrant Tom Crowley takes the format of the most popular one-hour show of all time and cynically repurposes it for his own frivolous comic ends. He’ll perform all the hits - hymns, readings, the intercessions, and more - as you’ve never seen them before!
Do you feel that the modern world is too hectic? Too confrontational? Too full of hatred? Yes, of course you do, of course you feel like that, everybody feels like that. Well, in that case, come and get saved or at least briefly distracted by the man who smashes together liturgy and comedy to create an uplifting, funny and profoundly inoffensive experience.
Tom Crowley is a writer, actor and comedian best known for playing Aston Lange in The Royals (E!), writing and performing (as Eric Chapman) in the Prix Europa-nominated podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats, and as the playwright behind the stage adaptation of the Rocky Horror sequel, Shock Treatment (King’s Head, 2015). As a comedian, Tom has performed stand-up at many prestigious venues in London, performed six hours of sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe with the group Sad Faces and is the MC of his own variety showcase, The Night, which has had residencies at The Wenlock & Essex, The Bill Murray and Brasserie Zédel. Tom has been heard on BBC Radio Comedy in The Beef and Dairy Network, The Brig Society and The Lentil Sorters, as well as in Sad Faces’ own sketch series Four Sad Faces. Tom’s solo comedy podcast Crowley Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and everywhere else now.
Tom's theatre and live events company, Crowley & Co., has made regular appearances at VAULT Festival, including a takeover festival-within-the-festival entitled The Locker in 2016, and winning the Outstanding Contribution to VAULT Festival Award in 2017.
Writer and Performer: Tom Crowley
Praise for previous work:
Three Weeks ★★★★★ "This laugh riot is not to be missed!" (Sad Faces)
Broadway Baby ★★★★ "Extremely funny" (Sad Faces)
The Public Reviews ★★★★ "High-impact, high-energy comedy" (Sad Faces)
The Stage ★★★★ "Funny, gripping theatre" (Great Expectations)
A Younger Theatre "Snappy, sophisticated and intelligent" (Great Expectations)