Show And Tell is an award-winning production company of live comedy, with a national and international programme of events. With teams in London and New York, we seek to play an integral role in the live performance careers of many world-class and emerging talents in both the UK and US.
Show And Tell was founded by Tom Searle in 2008, and since then, has produced and/or developed solo shows by performers including Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, Mae Martin, James Acaster, Nina Conti, Romesh Ranganathan, Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Rhys James, Guz Khan, Joseph Morpurgo, Nish Kumar, Adam Buxton, Tim Key, Adam Riches, Sh!t Theatre, Josie Long, Athena Kugbenlu, Tom Basden, Austentatious, Jamali Maddix, Brett Goldstein, Alistair Green, Paul Black, The Guilty Feminist podcast, Lou Sanders, Jordan Brookes, Diane Chorley and many, many more.
We’ve taken shows to London’s West End and overseas to Australia, Mexico, Canada and China. And we’ve presented off-Broadway New York runs for Romesh Ranganathan, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Nina Conti and others.
And in the UK, we’ve brought major American stand-up talents to London and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including Chris Redd, Ramy Youssef, Fortune Feimster, Jacqueline Novak, Mary Beth Barone, Jaboukie Young-White, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Gethard, Emmy Blotnick, Rory Scovel and more.
Our long-running, regular mixed-bill stand-up nights include: Live at the Empire (Hackney Empire London), Bush Hall Presents (Bush Hall London), Live at the Brighton Dome (Brighton Dome), Live at the Marlowe (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury), The Alternative Comedy Show (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury), Live at the Works (Woolwich Works London) and Live at Bristol Old Vic (Bristol Old Vic). Acts to have appeared at these, include Stewart Lee, Simon Amstell, Stephen Merchant, Vic Reeves, Nina Conti, Guz Khan, Mo Gilligan, Alan Davies, Adam Buxton, Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Dave Gorman, James Acaster, Mark Thomas, and hundreds more.
We've uniquely staged comedy shows at Shakespeare's Globe, and across the main exhibits of the Museum of London, as well as regularly in London's West End.
Our award-winning, self-devised projects include Simon Munnery’s La Concepta (Chortle Best Innovation Award winner), Laughterinoddplaces (Chortle Best Innovation Award winner) and The Poetry Takeaway (IdeasTap Award winner). And projects that started life with us onstage, that have gone to the big (and small) screen, include, Mae Martin: Sap (Netflix special worldwide), Mae Martin: Dope (Netflix half-hour special worldwide), Ross Sutherland: Standby For Tape Back-Up (multi award-winning film at several film fests worldwide), Kieran Hurley: BEATS (multi award-winning film with UK-wide cinema release).
We are committed to delivering and supporting projects that further the fight for equality in society today. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive to provide diverse representation of ethnicity, gender, age, and disability in our work.
We have raised thousands for organisations including Black Minds Matter, the Trussell Trust, the Independent Food Aid Network, the Okra Project, Disasters Emergency Committee and more. And we are an annual bursar for the charity Arts Emergency.