Tom Ragú is a NYC-based stand-up comic, producer, comedy writer – and the host of the “Tom Ragú & Friends” comedy showcase – currently enjoying a run at NYC’s hippest club on the comedy landscape – The Greenwich Village Comedy Club. In addition, Tom hosts and produces a number of other comedy showcases in NYC, including:
“Women We Love” – featuring some of NYC’s & NJ’s funniest ladies of comedy.
“Sorry, We’re Funny” – a traveling showcase that has raised thousands of dollars for various charities, animal shelters, and other non-profit organizations.
“Tickled Pink” & “Clutch The Pearls” – Tom’s annual NYC Gay Pride showcases, featuring some of the most hilarious gay and gay-friendly comedians from around the world.
“The Tom Ragú Comedy Revue” – was Tom’s flagship comedy showcase. Starting out in the back of a bookstore/coffeehouse on NYC’s Lower East Side in 2006, the show developed into one of the most-popular gay comedy shows and featured some of the most popular comedy acts in the country, local NYC comedy talent & up-and-coming comedians just starting their comedy journey. It had a successful five-year run, and has the distinction of being the longest-running comedy show at the historic Stonewall Inn.
Tom has been featured in The New York Underground Comedy Festival (2007-2010), where he produced shows for the 2009 and 2010 Festivals – and in The Fresh Fruit Festival (2009-2011), where he co-produced a show for the 2011 Festival.
Tom emcees & produces many benefits, corporate events and special variety shows, and is a current member of The NY Hysterical Society.
Tom has been featured on WNYC-TV’s weekly news magazine “Under The Pink Carpet” with hosts Lady Clover Honey & Robin Cloud; appeared on QPTV’s popular talk show “Talking About” – hosted by Jonathan Griffith, JC Alvarez and Cara Kilduff; profiled by writer Jed Ryan on the popular gay pop culture web site Dish Miss; and interviewed by comedian Dave Rubin on the popular “Hot Gay Comics” podcast (#32) on the Here!TV web site.