I am a stand-up comedian who also teaches elementary school on the side! Okay, maybe it's the other way around, but I do enjoy telling jokes on stage as often as possible. I have been featured at Zanies Rosemont and Zanies Chicago as well as The Comedy Shrine in Aurora, IL where I am also a house emcee and producer. Whether you're looking for family friendly comedy or "R-rated" material, I'm ready to bring the funny to your next event.
Look, everyone's got jokes. It takes a special comedian, however, to perform in a public high school. Tom joined us during our Writers' Week to talk about his work as a comedian-- his inspiration, craft, and lessons. He performed a fifteen minute set (which killed), then took the kids behind the scenes of how he wrote those jokes. He was great during Q & A (you've got to get him to tell the story about getting heckled by an angry Vegan), and he stuck around afterwards to talk to kids interested in comedy. Hire him -- he can work with any audience, and be uniformly funny with all of them.
Response from Tom Filline:
Thank you for the review and thank you for inviting me to your school to speak to your awesome students. I had a great time!
Tom & Tyler did a great job @ our annual Christmas party & we had several comments on how funny they were from our employees & the Bar staff. We would recommend Tom for any group looking to add some laughs to a get together or party.
Response from Tom Filline:
It was a pleasure! You and your workers were a great audience. Thanks for the review!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 40 minutes
I began my comedy career on my high school improv team. In college, I quit comedy to become a professional wrestler. I spent three and a half years getting beat up for money while studying education. When I decided that wrestling hurt too much, I got back into my first love: comedy. I got a day job teaching for Chicago Public Schools while I studied at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance theater. Now, I host a weekly stand-up open mic at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora, and I perform stand-up in various places around the midwest.
Additional Booking Notes
All I need for my act is a microphone and speakers!
Past Booked Events
|March 21, 2019 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||School Assembly|
|December 08, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
Influences & Inspiration
The Three Stooges, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Chris Farley, Louis CK, Mitch Hedberg, Sebastian Maniscalco, Chris Rock, the list goes on. Too hard to pick a favorite influence.
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