Tom Furniss is a relative newbie on the comedy scene. He went from being Highly Commended at the 2010 Raw Comedy Quest, to having a sell-out show at the 2011 New Zealand Comedy Festival. The show, Cold Duck and a Tamagotchi, performed with fellow comedian John Carr, earned the pair nominations for best newcomer and best marketing.
Outside of the stage, he is also a burgeoning filmmaker; with his film The Child Jumpers being this years National Winner of the V48hours film competition. He also won best actor for his performance in the film at the Auckland finals. Like with his comedy, it is Toms wild imagination and penchant for the absurd that has seen him stand out as a highly original writer and performer.
As part of a growing alternative comedy scene, he is a regular performer on shows such as Fanfiction and Friday Night Guilt Club, as well as having a regular spot on TVNZs ULive.
In October he will feature in TV3s Aotearoha-Next Big Things television showcase. He is also currently writing and developing a Pilot episode of an original television show, with his V48hour winning team.