Tom Binns

Tom Binns is the star of BBC1 comedy series Hospital People. The series was commissioned after the success of his BBC2 Comedy Showcase of the same name n 2016. The self devised format see’s Tom play four of the main characters in this hospital based sitcom. Tom is format creator, co-writer and will be performing four main cast characters in this new satirical hospital based sitcom. Fan’s of Tom’s prolific live career will recognise some of their favourite characters including the psychic slash holistic therapy enthusiast hospital porter, Ian D Montfort and the much beloved hospital radio DJ, Ivan Brackenbury. The latter pair will be joined by hospital manager Susan Mitchell and the hospital’s priest and wannabe stand up comic, Father Kenny. The series is produced by award winning company Rough Cut Television. 

Tom’s live touring career regularly garners 5 star reviews and his global festival and competition attendance has earned him a win at the New Zealand Comedy festival for ‘Best International Act’ and a host of nominations including the Edinburgh Comedy Award, two for the Adelaide Fringe main Comedy Award, and a nomination for a Chortle Comedy Award; Tom was also named in their list of ‘50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade’ plus he is a winner of the Fosters Comedy God Award.. However nothing compares to his 2002 accolade from the readers of More Magazine voting him the 84th Sexiest Man in The World.

Tom’s most recent live creation is Ian D Montfort, a psychic from Sunderland who garners laughs and astonishment in parallel. Tom took the brilliantly innovative character to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and subsequently starred him in a short film entitled ‘Going to Mecca’ which won the Virgin Shorts Award. His character Ian D Montfort worked alongside Jason Byrne in Byrne’s self-titled Radio 2 show which lead to the character recording a pilot with BBC Radio 2, closely followed by a full series entitled ‘Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable’ in February 2013.

Tom Binns is an incredibly talented comic, enjoying sell out shows and 5 star reviews around the world. As long as he isn’t sacked again from public broadcasting for high treason, we can look forward to a new household name cracking the nation up!

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“Binns has his character absolutely nailed, and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal.” THE GUARDIAN

“Intelligent, magical, fantastically original and funny enough to kill you from asphyxiation” The Magic Circle Magazine
“Binns has his character absolutely nailed, and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal.” The Guardian

Top 10 Fosters Comedy God

Chortle Award Nominee

MySpace Comedy Award Finalist

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee
Twice Adelaide Comedy Award Nominee
Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade, Chortle

***** Metro

***** Chortle


*****Time Out


***** Magicscene

*****Three Weeks

*****Fringe Review

***** Broadway Baby

Hospital People Series 1

Lead Actor (Various Roles) and co-writerNew sitcom originally piloted as part of BBC One's Comedy Playhouse, Hospital People is a mockumentary set in the fictional Brimlington Hospital and debuts as part of the BBC Comedy Playhouse season. The show follows the lives of a collection of characters connected to the hospital in some way, all played by one man: Tom Binns. With cameos from Russell Brand, Sian Gibson and Sally Phillips. Roughcut Television for BBC 1
Ian D Montford Is: Unbelievable

ComedianComedy series about celebrity spirit medium and psychic reader Ian D Montfort, performed and written by Tom Binns.BBC Radio 2
The Ivan Brackenbury Show

Host and writerRadio 2 pilot in which we join a useless hospital DJ on his first day as a flagship presenter on hospital radio. The chaos comes thick and fast. Starring Tom Binns.BBC Radio 2
The Jason Byrne Show

ComedianJason Byrne presents a mix of stand-up and sketches in this Radio 2 comedy show. Joined each week in the first series by Tom Binns as spoof hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury.BBC Radio 2
Spooks (MI5)

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Friday Night Armistice

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