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.

Recent highlights:

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

In London's West End since Nov 2022. Plus one-off shows including at the RSC and Hampton Court Palace.

Ramy Youssef

Four shows at London's Hackney Empire and Leicester Square Theatre, including fundraisers for Syria & Turkey relief.

Ride: Live

Benito Skinner and Mary Beth Barone's podcast live show, four nights at London's Bush Hall.

Tim Key: Mulberry

New York off-Broadway run.

Sara Pascoe: Success Story

60 date UK & Ireland tour, including West End and Edinburgh Festival dates.

Peckham Playground

Festival venue built in South London for a 4-day festival in 2023, featuring Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Fern Brady and more.

Janine Harouni: Man'oushe

2023 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee.

Dan Tiernan: Going Under

2023 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.

Mae Martin: Sap

UK, US and Canada tour - including Vancouver recording show, for Mae's Netflix special.

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees

Multiple London and Edinburgh Fringe dates, for acclaimed show soon coming to Netflix.

Harold Pinter residency

West End theatre takeover, including a run for Guz Khan, plus performances by Simon Amstell, Brett Goldstein, Mae Martin, Aisling Bea.

Nish Kumar: Your Power, Your Control

Off-Broadway New York run, LA show and London West End recording show, for Nish's Sky Arts special.

Caleb Hearon / Chris Fleming / Joel Kim Booster / Chris Redd / Mary Beth Barone

London runs for acclaimed US stand-ups.

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

40 date UK & Ireland tour, London West End run, Edinburgh Festival run, and multiple Off-Broadway New York runs.

Maria Bamford

UK tour.

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

Off-Broadway New York run.

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 team:

Tom Searle

Founder and Managing Director of the company, alongside producing a wide range of projects across the UK and North America.

Kelly Piercy

Senior Producer - Kelly has over 10 years of experience as a producer and promoter, having previously worked successfully at Live Nation.

Grace Easen

Production Assistant - Grace has worked across the industry in roles including at Phil McIntyre, Casarotto and more.

Imogen Trusselle

Marketing Manager - Imogen has previously worked in key marketing roles at Soho Theatre and Avalon.

Ruby Hines

Social Media Officer - Ruby has previously worked in a range of marketing roles at the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Soho Theatre and Pleasance Theatre.

Oliver Deans


Helen Kavanaugh