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About Tom Gilmore
In addition to nightclubs, cruise ships and corporate events, Tom's performances at Comedy Festivals have entertained audiences and critics from across the U.S. and Canada.
His appearance at the Boston Comedy Festival's Stand-Up Comedy Competition impressed Brent Scheiss of the Montreal Comedy Festival who recommended Tom, calling him a "Very Promising Comedian.". Tom was them selected to appear for four nights at the Calgary, Alberta Canada "FunnyFest" and Headline the Comedy Nest in Montreal.
Tom was one of the original "Ding-Ho" comedians, the home of Constant Comedy, where he honed his skill alongside Lenny Clarke, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Steve Sweeney and many others.
After winning the National Lampoon Comedy Competition in Boston, Tom filmed a special for Showtime television with Leslie Neilsen at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. This began a series of dates at other venues on the Strip including the Stardust, Bally's Hotel and Casino, the Tropicana, as well as popular nightspots in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, and Reno, Nevada.
A sit-com script Tom wrote received interest from agents at International Creative Management in Los Angeles, this lead to a number of gigs on the West Coast as well.
When not writing and pitching ideas for television, he frequented The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and the Improvisation in Hollywood, and The Punch Line, The Holy City Zoo, and The Other Cafe in San Francisco. In addition to stage work Tom was a guest on Gabe Kaplan's radio show "Sportsnuts" and "Comedy on the Road" with impressionist John Byner for A&E.
At home in New England, Tom enjoys working with national performers at local venues such as: Hall & Oates at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, Jane Olivor at the Casino in Hampton Beach, NH, The O'jays, and Kids in the Hall at the Berkley Performance Center and Jimmy "JJ" Walker.
Tom's clean family oriented material and affable personality have served him well in his frequent role as a corporate comedian for companies and fraternal organizations including, Sun Life Insurance, AT&T, Land Rover, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Taftville CT Democratic Party, New England Retail Lumber Association, Narcotics Anonymous, New England Baseball League, The American Cancer Society, Massachusetts Professional Firefighters, Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, The Masons, BPOE Elks, etc.
Some of his numerous College appearances include: The University of Connecticut, UMass Dartmouth, Bridgewater State College, Bryant College, Maine Maritime, Mount Ida, Holy Cross, Boston University, Harvard, Assumption, Wheaton College, Smith College, Keene State College, Providence College, and more. Some Assorted Notable Shows, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Westin Copley Place Boston, Thomaston Opera House, Boston Museum of Science, Waterville Valley Conference Center, First Night Hartford, Pleasant Valley Country Club, Chatham Bars Inn Cape Cod.
A father of two, Tom lives in Massachusetts where he enjoys teaching a class in the craft of comedy writing to aspiring comedians.