Tom Wateracre is a comedian, actor, writer and songwriter, based in London, England.
He was born at the tail-end of the Seventies, in Surbiton, Surrey, an area emerging from the horrible shadow of The Good Life. A childhood of introspection and isolation produced a man of oblique talent – with a fascination for the smaller peccadillos of interpersonal behaviour. And also of battles between alien spacecraft.
He got into acting in his teenage years, which were regularly described by onlookers as “difficult”. Whilst attending the University of Exeter, he ran a fortnightly comedy sketch show with the other founder members of what was to become Pegabovine.
Pegabovine’s first post-university show The Freudian Slip won two awards at the National Student Drama Festival in 2003, including the Festgoer’s Prize for most popular play.
Wateracre took part in Pegabovine’s two Edinburgh Fringe shows – “The Slush Pile” (2006) and “Coat Of Arms” (2007) – before taking the reins for 2008’s “Polite Club”, a one-man show of songs and sketches.
With Pegabovine, he has also appeared on Radio 4’s 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, and on the BBC’s Edinburgh YouTube channel. Pegabovine’s podcast House Of Mirth is produced by Tom from the comfort of his home-studio-slash-bedroom.
His writing has appeared on BBC7’s “Tilt”, and he was long-listed for the BBC’s “Witty & Twisted” competition. He is currently completing his first original screenplay.
He has worn glasses since the age of two, and was almost killed at age 27 by a pie.
He wears the soles of shoes down to a smooth finish in about three months.
He shops for food like his six-year old self would (lots of jelly babies and ice cream).
He welcomes you to his website.