Growing up across the street from a cornfield, no one ever thought Tom Garland would become "one of the country's best young professional comics..."(TravelIowa.com).
However, in the span of just a few short years, Garland went from paying his dues at virtually empty open mics in the unlikely locale of Cedar Rapids, Iowa to being seen on TV, heard on syndicated radio and working sold-out venues that define Las Vegas.
Garland’s unique act most recently earned him a 15 minute television debut on FOX TV's regional stand-up series "One Mic Stand" and is best known for serving a 12-show stint as the sole Opening Act for Steve-O & Tom Green's 2013 "Icons of Comedy: Original Prankster Tour" at the legendary Starlite Theater (played by icons such as Elvis, Liberace, Frank Sinatra and Orson Wells) at The Riviera Hotel & Casino on the world famous Las Vegas Strip. He also recently spent 2 nights hosting on Bam Margera's "FF Unstoppable USA Tour" and his newest album, "Unleashed" (June 2013), features an introduction from Andy Milonakis. If you grew up on a heavy dose of MTV in the 90's like Garland did, you'd agree that "Tom Garland is living a dream" (AmericasComedy.com Headline).
With two full live albums of material, Garland can be currently heard in rotation Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio's 24/7 Comedy Radio Network internationally across AM/FM in 21 US States, 4 cities in Canada, and anywhere in the world anytime on the iHeartRadio app.
Garland has also been featured at Vegas landmarks such as Tuscany Suites & Casino, Sapphire's Sapphire Comedy Hour, The Freemont Street Experience’s Plaza Hotel & Casino, The Las Vegas Strip's Riviera Comedy Club at Riviera Hotel & Casino, The Las Vegas Strip's Ravello Lounge at M Resort, as well as overseas in London, England.
His various media appearances include MTV.com, Andrew "Dice" Clay & Wheels Parise's "Rolling With Dice & Wheels" Las Vegas Comedy Podcast, Chicago's Red Bar Radio Show (formerly on SiriusXM), AmericasComedy.com, TheCollegeTownLife.com, and local TV appearances on stations in Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan.
His success though has been no fluke. Garland has been supported by some of Hollywood's biggest names. During their tour, Steve-O told newspapers, "Garland is a funny comic...if you ask me he's doing everything right." (As quoted in The Daily Iowan).
Steve-O isn't the only name thats gotten behind Garland though. Garland has also been honored to share the stage with Joel McHale, B.J. Novak, Eric Andre, Michael Ian Black, Brooks Wheelan, Heather McDonald, Alonzo Bodden, Josh Blue, Yakov Smirnoff, Alex Reymundo, Pete Lee, Eric O'Shea, Mike E. Winfield, Chad Daniels, Mike Lawrence, Erin Foley, Loni Love, Carlos Mencia, and a long growing list of the nation's top comedy headliners, all by the age of 25. Almost as an afterthought, Garland has hosted large scale concerts for some of the nation's top touring rap artists as well, including Yelawolf & Grammy Nominated AFROMAN.
It’s no wonder that when Eastern Iowa's KGAN CBS2 & KFXA FOX 28 featured Garland on their morning news they headlined his incredible story "Iowa Kid Now 'Big Time.'"
"From Iowa to Vegas" (AmericasComedy.com Headline) and everywhere in between, "Iowa's Funny Man" (Iowa City Press-Citizen Headline) can adapt to any audience. Whether he's opening up sold-out college shows with over 1,000 in attendance, entertaining Fortune 500 corporate clients such as Rockwell Collins & John Deere, or just at your local bar slangin' jokes to late-show-drunks, Garland can deliver with an unsurpassed energy. There's no telling where he'll be headed next, but one thing is for sure: "Tom Garland won't quit." (The Cedar Rapids Gazette).
For more information visit Tom at www.tomgarlandcomedy.com
"Garland is a funny comic...If you ask me he's doing everything right."
-Steve-O, as quoted in The Daily Iowan
"Iowa Kid Now 'Big Time'"
-CBS 2/FOX 28 Morning Show Headline
"Iowa's Funny Man"
- Iowa City Press-Citizen Headline
"Tom Garland is living a dream."
"One of the country's best young professional comics..."
Little Village Magazine
"Tom your show has truly been a selling point to my guests at Riviera!"
Player Development/Business Development Executive
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV