Tom Segura is the type of comedian that you can tell has been at it for a while, not because his material feels so incredibly polished, but because it doesn’t feel like “material” at all. He’s not a flashy character built on gimmicks and never comes across like he’s doing a “schtick.” He’s more the comedian that you might see and think, “Hey, this guy’s pretty fucking good. We’ll have to remember his name,” but then you don’t, until, of course, you eventually do. Maybe someone suggests his work to you and it hits you that he’s “THAT GUY!” and then, word of mouth continues, as you pass the his name onto someone else. He doesn’t have an “interesting look” or wacky angle to grab onto; no quick one liners or zany punchlines to repeat to people so that they know who you’re referring to. In other words, you can’t tell Tom Segura‘s jokes; only Tom Segura can tell Tom Segura‘s jokes. As his hilarious Netflix special, Mostly Stories implies, Segura is a storyteller who can casually speak to an audience without seeming forced and maintain their full attention throughout. His pacing and delivery are masterful, feeling both expertly cultivated and entirely organic. His words evaporate like invisible ink, where all that remains is the general emotion and premise of what he’s delivering. It feels present… the audience is actually engaged and listening. He is where he’s at today, because of his dedication to his craft, always getting better and moving forward, rather than burning out fast as some surface level “it guy” running on soon-to-be dated hype. Over time, he’s built his fanbase and recognition off of pure talent and consistency. He’s a real comic — the equivalent of hearing a rapper in 2017 that can actually write and spit legitimate bars, it’s not only refreshing, but makes it difficult to listen to anything less, after a while. Watch one of Tom‘s specials and it will make you so excited about comedy again that you might spend the next couple of hours watching one mediocre special after the next until you realize that it isn’t necessarily standup that’s so great, but Segura that’s so great at it. He has a unique ability that so many of the greats have — something that should almost be a pre-requisite for what he’s doing — he’s tapped into what makes him genuinely funny as an individual and has been able to then bring that to a stage in front of thousands of people and deliver it unfiltered. His real magic and his truest skill is that you never even see it.
Here, why not just check out this bio below?
“Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His specials MOSTLY STORIES (2016) and COMPLETELY NORMAL (2014) are currently streaming on Netflix. His television credits include CONAN, NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER, HAPPY ENDINGS, THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: TOM SEGURA, MASH UP and HOW TO BE A GROWN UP. Additionally, his noted podcast, YOUR MOM’S HOUSE, which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.
When he’s not touring clubs, Tom continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival – Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.
Tom also regularly appears on radio shows like Bennington Show and some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE and WTF WITH MARC MARON among others.
Tom recently released his third hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. Tom’s first two albums Thrilled and White Girls with Cornrows also debuted at number 1 and continue to play heavily on satellite radio and streaming music platforms. When Tom isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.”
After filming Mostly Stories at The Neptune Theatre, Tom Segura returns to Seattle this month, for a pair of shows, only at a substantially larger venue. Segura will be performing on Friday, May 14th at The Moore Theatre, with sets at both 8pm and 10:30pm. Thanks to our friends over at the Seattle Theatre Group, we have a FREE PAIR OF TICKETS to giveaway to someone for the 10:30 performance.
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