Michael has been performing stand-up for 6 years and has been a full time comic since September 2000. In this time he has performed at the top venues across the U.K. and beyond including the Comedy Store, Up the Creek and Banana Cabaret in London, Newcastle"s Hyena, The Buzz and The Frog and Bucket in Manchester, Rawhide in Liverpool, The Belfast Empire, City Limits in Cork and the GPO in Galway.
Michael has also performed in numerous theatres supporting Jeff Green. In 2001 he was booked for a two-week tour of gigs across South Africa and in 2002 his first play, One Twenty-fourth of Typical, was performed at the Etcetera Theatre in London.
Press Quotes/ reviews.
"A fine headline act.... A highly versatile comic, his material covered everything from the political through life"s small mysteries and onto the downright bizarre.
He was also a pleasure to listen to, moving smoothly from one subject to the next and talking about each of them with equal eloquence." Citylife.
"Skilful stand-up, entertaining and enjoyable." Time Out.
"Tombs delivered a wry, penetrating insight into the craziness of contemporary living. Blending incisive observation with light-hearted banter, a welcome rapport was developed with the audience. Hilarious!" Bristol Evening Post.
"A catalogue of amusing material
a neat way of thinking and there"s plenty to enjoy in his sarcastic set." Chortle.co.uk
"An excellent act- easily had the audience in the throes of mirth." The Evening Herald.
"An excellent set." Evening Chronicle.
"Michael Tombs, combines a self-assured delivery with well crafted material." Venue Magazine.
"A balance of topical quips and personal insights with clever twists and an aura which renders his skits all the funnier." Venue Magazine.
"The best one-liners I"ve ever heard." The Evening Herald.
"I laughed more during his spot than I had in total since the club opened
. He was brilliant." Fosseway Magazine.
(One Twenty-fourth of Typical)
"The laughs were unrelenting
. A treat." Camden New Journal.