About Us

Show And Tell is an award-winning production company, of live comedy and theatre, with a national and international programme of events. With teams in London and New York, we seek to play an integral role in the careers of many world-class and emerging performing arts talents.

Show And Tell was founded by company co-director Tom Searle in 2008, and since then, has produced and/or developed solo shows by performers including Bridget Christie, Mae Martin, Nina Conti, Simon Munnery, Joseph Morpurgo, Adam Riches, Rhys James, Sh!t Theatre, Kieran Hurley, Ross Sutherland, Josie Long, Tom Basden, Jordan Brookes, Diane Chorley and many, many more.

We’ve taken shows to London’s West End and overseas to Australia, Mexico and China. And we’ve presented off-Broadway New York runs for Romesh Ranganathan, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Josie Long and others.

And in the UK, we’ve brought American stand-up talents to London, including Jaboukie Young-White, Chris Redd, Chris Gethard, 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), Show And Tell at the Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury Theatre London), Live at the Brighton Dome (Brighton Dome), Live at the Marlowe (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury), The Alternative Comedy Show (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury) and Live at the Alban Arena (Alban Arena St Albans). Acts to have appeared at these, include the likes of Stewart Lee, Simon Amstell, Stephen Merchant, Vic Reeves, Adam Buxton, Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Dave Gorman, James Acaster, Mark Thomas, Nina Conti, and hundreds of others.

Our award-winning 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: Dope (Netflix 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 and more. We are an annual bursar for the charity Arts Emergency.