Mr. Thing

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Hannah Layton

Owen & Tom are writers, comedians, performers and co-creators of the critically acclaimed, cult, comedy Mr. Thing, a live ‘TV show’ show featuring a Puppet Barman, live house band, robotic cameras, ping pong ball firing bottoms and a remote controlled Kevin Bacon.

“You might think of The Big Breakfast, Adam & Joe and Shooting Stars.” – The Scotsman

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Owen & Tom are writers, comedians, performers and co-creators of the critically acclaimed, cult, comedy Mr. Thing, a live ‘TV show’ show featuring a Puppet Barman, live house band, robotic cameras, ping pong ball firing bottoms and a remote controlled Kevin Bacon.

“You might think of The Big Breakfast, Adam & Joe and Shooting Stars.” – The Scotsman

Owen & Tom met as kids in the 90s, hiding under the stairs at a birthday party from a boy who smelled like celery – and they have been creating silly things together ever since.

With Tom’s background as a commercials and music video director and Owen’s as a West End sound and video engineer, their powers combine to create high energy, hilarious and vibrant tech-fuelled mayhem and a unique on-stage double act based on their 30 years of friendship:

“Tom is the gregarious, ebullient host with an unaffected cheeriness and a pocket full of running gags as he bounds into the audience.” – Chortle 2018

“Backing him on jingles and sound effects, with his cameras mischievously roaming the audience, is second banana Owen Visser, considerably more than just the laptop guy.” – Scotsman 2019

When they’re not channelling all of that into their own shows they’ve often been snapped up to write and develop formats for Netflix, Amazon and most recently a surprise viral quiz show for the Manchester City football team.

 

Their award winning live show ‘The Mr. Thing show’ has toured festivals and theatres with enormous critical acclaim:

“A comedic riot” – The Telegraph

“I was howling with laughter” – The Metro

“A hilarious comedy show” – The Mirror

“Slick tech and silly jokes in this chaotic, utterly compelling show” – Fringe Review

“Something special and simply brilliant” – Starburst Magazine

“A lovable laugh engine” – The Student

“Chaotic, endearing and clever nonsense.” – Folded Zine

★★★★ “This anarchic, multimedia show has cult in its genes.” – Chortle

★★★★★ “A constant joy to watch from beginning to end” – Radio Ha-Ha

★★★★★ “silly and simple comedy; and that’s what the world needs.” – Young Perspective

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