Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

Working-class comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system in a stand-up series that takes a wry sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their heads.

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01Get A Job20210303In this episode, Tom heads to the job centre to meet his advisor, Carol, and talks about what it's really like at the Jobcentre Plus. Also featuring guest comic Darren Harriott.

Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum is based on Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew, which transferred to a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre.

Produced by Benjamin Sutton
Production Co-ordinator...Carina Andrews
A BBC Studios Production

02Posh Radio20210310Working Class comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system in a stand-up series that takes a wry, sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their head. In this episode Tom looks at belief and how those beliefs affect the way we see eachother.
Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum is an audio adaptation of Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew which transferred to a sell out run at the Soho Theatre.

Produced by Benjamin Sutton
A BBC Studios Production

In this episode Tom looks at how our beliefs shape the way we view the working class.

Comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system.

03Scroungers20210317Working Class comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system in a stand-up series that takes a wry, sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their head. In this episode Tom looks at the benefits system and asks if it actually works.

Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum is based on Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew which transferred to a sell out run at the Soho Theatre.

Produced by Benjamin Sutton
Production Coordinator Carina Andrews
A BBC Studios Production

Comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system.

In this episode Tom looks at the benefits system and asks if it actually works.
Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum is an audio adaptation of Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew which transferred to a sell out run at the Soho Theatre.
Produced by Benjamin Sutton
A BBC Studios Production

04 LASTFit To Work20210324Working Class comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system in a stand-up series that takes a wry, sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their head. Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew is Benefit Scum is an audio adaptation of Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew which transferred to a sell out run at the Soho Theatre.

Produced by Benjamin Sutton
A BBC Studios Production

In final episode of the series Tom talks about growing up in a working class family.

Comedian Tom Mayhew takes you on an autobiographical journey through the benefits system.