Nice things people have said about Tom
"Tom Reed sings the hell out of 'Take Me to Sex'" - City Pages
"Standout... rubber-faced, invitingly over-the-top" - Pioneer Press
"Fast paced physical comedy" -Pioneer Press
"Smart, funny, quick-witted, and possessing a better voice than a funny man should." -Cherryandspoon.com
"This guy is capital-F Funny and knows what he’s doing when it comes to satire." -Laura Stratford,Can't wait to see it: MN Fringe Edition blog
"Powerhouse vocals" "Guaranteed laughs" -Matthew Everett
Tom Reed Bio
A performer and writer based in Minneapolis, Reed does sketch comedy and improv at Brave New Workshop, improvised crooning as Lounge-asaurus Rex, and has created and performed top-selling Minnesota Fringe Festival one-man musical parodies: Parry Hotter & the Half- Drunk Twins, Bite Me Twilight, Disney Dethroned, The Hungry Games, and Stranger-er Things: Netflix and KILL. He also directed, edited and helped write the hit Couple Fight Fringe franchise. He has regularly performed at HUGE Theater and Comedy Sportz and was a member of the Rockstar Storytellers. On-camera, Reed can be seen in films, TV and commercials and he won Best Actor in the 2015 48 Hour Film Project (Minneapolis). Tom on IMDB.
Specific credits in addition to ~20 mainstage Brave New Workshop shows include Donald in Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Pastor Fred in INTERSTATE: A New Musical, Karl in Autonomy, Hunter/Burns in Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies, Dean/Devin in Gloria, Ensemble in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Henry in Next to Normal and Princeton in Avenue Q at Mixed Blood Theatre, Daniel in Actors Theater's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Plumber Jack in Above-the-Line Entertainment's Vigorous Torque (Best Actor - 2015 48 Hour Film Project Minneapolis, South Dakota Film Festival selection), Rosencrantz in Above-the-Line Entertainment's film Coming Out (48HFP Best film winner, nominated Best Actor, Best Writing), Tad in Eyehustle Entertainment's film Buffalo Shampoo (jury award - comedy, SD Film Festival), competing for national slam poetry teams and performing in an unusually inclusive production of The Vagina Monologues.
As a writer, Tom loves comedy, especially satire, including a gun culture send-up called Gunplay, dozens of sketches at Brave New Workshop, a short play selected for the Raucous Caucus political play festival in NYC, and he's been part of writing teams for several award-winning 48 Hour Film Project films. He also wrote and directed his first horror play, Greenway, as part of the 2018 Twin Cities Horror Festival.
Reed grew up near Kent, MN (population 120), loves biking, and spent his youth performing hard-hitting drama like A Sombrero For Santa.