Tom Rosenthal

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Tom Rosenthal: благодаря!

6 Aug 20134 stars

A memorable, self-mocking return

Two years ago, Tom Rosenthal made an impressive Fringe debut with Child of Privilege. About halfway through that hour, he deliberately broke the show’s natural flow with a sequence which could best be described as ‘interior darts monologue’. For his…

Tim Vine and Ardal O'Hanlon announced for The Wrestling II

29 Jul 2013

The comedy-fighting extravaganza returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

The organisers behind The Wrestling II, the second instalment of the comedians-versus-wrestlers spectacular, have just kicked their hype machine into overdrive by announcing Ardal O'Hanlon and Tim Vine as rival team captains. 'Coach' O'Hanlon will be…

Tom Rosenthal wants Inbetweeners Movie role

5 May 2013

TV gossip

Tom Rosenthal would love to star in 'The Inbetweeners Movie' sequel. The 25-year-old is keen to team up with his 'Friday Night Dinner' co-star Simon Bird - who portrays wimpy Will McKenzie in the E4 sitcom - again in the forthcoming sequel to last…

Friday Night Dinner series three confirmed

2 May 2013

TV gossip

'Friday Night Dinner' is to return for a third series. Tom Rosenthal has revealed filming for the third season of the Channel 4 sitcom - which focuses on the regular dining experience of a Jewish family, who are played by Tom, Simon Bird, Tamsin…

Christmas 2012 TV round-up

12 Dec 2012

Featuring Bad Santas, Friday Night Dinner, The Office, The Girl and The Snowman and the Snowdog

It’s not exactly a particularly seasonal thought, but 2012 might be less than fondly remembered as the year when many of our showbusiness heroes of the past were outed as, at best, sleazy letches and, at worst, sexual predators. Hurtling headlong into…

Simon Bird nearly strangled

4 Oct 2012

TV Gossip

Simon Bird was almost strangled to death filming 'Friday Night Dinner'. The actor was filming scenes for the second series of the sitcom when his on-screen brother, played by Tom Rosenthal, inflicted the injury on him. He told The Sun newspaper…

The Wrestling

18 Aug 20115 stars

Anarchic night of body-slamming action and comedy

Max Olesker is some sort of twisted genius. The former wrestler (under the nom de guerre Max Voltage) and one half of sketch duo Max and Ivan has combined two of his talents to create one of the best events on the Fringe. Not that his cohort Ivan…

Haircuts in t-shirts

17 Aug 2011

aka The Russell Howard Effect

Maybe it's a sign of getting older but aren't the comedians looking young this year? We're not the only ones to notice the phenomena. Every second Fringe poster seems to be a picture of a 20-something in skinny jeans, t-shirt and a BBC Three…

Tom Rosenthal: Child of Privilege

14 Aug 20114 stars

A very funny and innovative debut about privilege

At around the halfway point in Tom Rosenthal’s debut show, he applies the brake and settles into a gorgeous little homage to one of his comedy idols, Stewart Lee. Around him, some of the crowd are not entirely sure what’s going on as he seems trapped in…

Fringe 2011 comedy: 5 shows about parents

29 Jul 2011

Scott Capurro, Tom Rosenthal, Catie Wilkins and Des Bishop

Scott Capurro. In 2009, the San Francisco comic wrote movingly and warmly about the death of his mother, Donna. Now he’s turned his pain into Who are the Jocks? a show about his ‘best friend and coke dealer’. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 6–29 Aug (not…