Is Tom Thakkar...a criminal? A liar? A...killer? Hot off taping his first special for Comedy Central, due late 2019, Tom Thakkar is a comedian living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana and Chicago...or so he says. He claims that he grew up the son of a deadbeat Indian dad, and a hardworking, Red Lobster managing mom. Do we believe him...? We're not so sure. Sure, Tom brought these things up when he made his late night debut on Conan, but he also called himself a "HotGuy03" in a singles chatroom in middle school, and his story just isn't adding up, according to the picture he posted of himself on HotorNot.com in 9th grade. Some of his alibis include co-hosting Comedy Central Radio/SiriusXM's You Up with Nikki Glaser, creating and hosting Stand By Your Band alongside friend and co-host Tommy McNamara, attending Just for Laughs in Montreal, Bridgetown, Limestone, and many more comedy festivals. We've been following Tom's every move...when he was chosen to be a finalist for NBC Stand Up for Diversity, on Doug Loves Movies, in Vice Magazine, on The Todd Glass Show...the evidence is everywhere...Tom Thakkar really seems to be getting around quite a bit...but we want to know...has he ever killed? And if he's so smart...why did his father leave? Next time...on Tom's bio.
Tom Thakkar (formerly Thomas Brady) is a comic living in Brooklyn by way of Bloomington, IN and Chicago. He 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.