With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. Tom’s third hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, premiered December 9, 2016 on Epix. Tom’s first two critically acclaimed hour-long specials were directed by Rob Zombie: Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013) and Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011).
Tom is host of the hit podcast and weekly SiriusXM show, Come to Papa. Several times a year, Tom hosts a live Come To Papa scripted radio play at Largo in Los Angeles and The Village Underground in NYC, where he writes and casts top actors and comedians, all backed by a live band. Performers include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Joel McHale, John Mulaney, and more.
In 2015, Tom guest starred on The Jim Gaffigan Show and on Colin Quinn’s web series Cop Show. He can be seen in two episodes of The Knick, Chris Rock’s Top Five, in the HBO 11 time Emmy-winning film Behind the Candelabra, Inside Amy Schumer, The Informant, Analyze That and Comedian with Robert De Niro and opposite Paul Giamatti in Rob Zombie’s animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Tom appeared in and wrote for Bee Movie. Personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld, Tom hosted the NBC series The Marriage Ref. Tom had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on The New Adventures of Old Christine and starred in his own NBC series Come to Papa.
When not touring the country, Tom lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and family.