Tom Furniss

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Tom Furniss
Tom Annan Furniss

(1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 33)
Years active2009 - present

Tom Annan Furniss (born 1988) is a New Zealand comedian.


Life and career

Tom grew up in Mount Maunganui. He studied Screen and Media Studies at The University of Waikato. [1] In early 2010 he was selected as a finalist in Raw Comedy Quest. [2] In the 2011 New Zealand International Comedy Festival Tom performed alongside John Carr in their debut show ‘Cold Duck and Tamogotchis’. [3] In 2011 his team Grand Cheval Productions won the 48HOURS Filmmaking Competition with their mockumentary about chumping; guys who jump over children. [4] [5] Tom is currently preparing for the Christchurch Classic body building competition which is an annual event for up and coming athletes. [6]

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