Tom McCaffrey began doing stand up comedy in 1999 in New York City and in 2003 he was chosen from thousands of tape submissions to compete in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots” national stand-up competition. He won the New York semifinals and placed 3rd Runner up in the finals. Since then Tom has appeared on many Comedy Central shows including; “Premium Blend”, “Shorties Watching Shorties”, “The Secret Stash Movie”, “AtomTV” and “The Fresh Faces of Comedy”. He also appears on the “Invite Them Up”CD/DVD compilation produced by Comedy Central Records which includes performances from Demetri Martin and Aziz Ansari. A review of the CD in Punchline magazine singled out Tom’s set as one of the standout performances. This CD was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by the Onion AV Club. Tom’s other TV credits include appearances on: VH1’s; “Best Week Ever”, VH-1’s “All Access”, TruTV’s “The Smoking Gun Presents”. Animal Planet’s “The A-List”, CNN’s “Not Just Another Cable News Show” TNT’s “World’s Smartest Inventions” and “Hoppus on Music” on Fuse.
His full-length stand-up CD “Lou Diamond Phillips?’ was named one of the “Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2008’ by Punchline Magazine. He was one of the stars of the ESPN.com web series “NFL Writers Room” and has the lead role in the indie comedic film “Happy Life,” executive produced by acclaimed director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant).
Tom just released a comedy/rap CD titled; “Get Rich or Move Back in With my Dad”, which features appearances from various comedians such as; Hannibal Buress and Aisha Tyler. The CD received accolades from the Onion AV Club and three videos from the album were shown on Comedy Central.
Tom was a writer and segment producer on an original pilot produced by Comedy Central called “Masters of the Universities”. He contributed to the column “Say Something Funny” in The Onion, and was a contributor to The Onion News Network. An essay he wrote was featured in the Random House published book “Rejected”, a book which also features director David Wain (Role Models) and comedian Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show). Tom has also blogged for The Huffington Post and BarelyPolitical.com and has contributed jokes to the NY Daily News and National Lampoon.com. He was nominated by TimeOut NY for “Best Joke of the Year 2011.” He interned at Independent Pictures for Ernest Lupinacci from Weiden and Kennedy.
He studied copywriting at SVA.Twittersmall