Tom Thakkar is a comic living in Brooklyn by way of Bloomington, IN and Chicago. In late 2017, Tom made his Late Night TV debut with a terrific performance on Conan. He's also the co-host of XM/Sirius' brand new weekday morning show You Up with Nikki Glaser.
Tom is the son of great, Red Lobster-managing mom and a deadbeat Indian dad, giving him the odd childhood experience of being a poor, pudgy Indian boy southern Indiana. In 2015, Tom was named a “New Face” by the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, as well as one of the “Best of the Midwest” by Gilda’s Laugh Fest.
Ole Tom Thakkar has also been a featured performer at Limestone Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Exposition, Crom Fest Omaha, and more. Tom has been featured on Doug Loves Movies, VICE, NPR, The Todd Glass Show, PBS, and was named a "Comedian you should know" by Chicago Magazine. You can see Tom all over New York, opening for Nikki Glaser all over the country, or standing outside of a Chipotle trying to decide if he's earned it that day.
Tom hosts two podcasts, “Girls’ Night with Tom Brady”, which has gotten rave reviews from listeners all around the country, and it is consistently among the top 50 comedy podcasts on podomatic.com, and "Stand By Your Band," which was created by Jared Thompson and was recently featured in The A.V. Club. He's also been featured on The Todd Glass show and We Know Nothing with Nikki Glaser, Anya Marina, and Phil Hanley.