4Talent award winning comedy writer and performer Tom Bennett started off with comedy group Straitjacket. The group had many local and national screenings of their work and after two successive runs at the Edinburgh Festival and contributing to E4 sketch show Dogface and BBC Radio One's Milk Run, Straitjacket were noticed by American comic Bob Odenkirk with whom they developed a pilot sketch show together, "REEL LIFE." Soon after, Straitjacket's sketches were screened at the Montreal Comedy Festival and the group picked up a 4TALENT award for UK's most exciting young creative talent in 2006.
Since the decision of the group to pursue solo projects, Tom has written numerous TV sitcoms with co-writers David Maughan and Ben Ellis, and two solo TV sitcom scripts. Tom also created popular, long-running fictional internet vlogger KARL DALY who amassed a large support from the YouTube community with videos topping 100,000 views. This led to a regular spot in E4's TV show, "Unanimous - The Fallout" - a spin-off show to the Channel 4 reality gameshow, Unanimous, produced by FOX, culminating in a live appearance on the final show.
Currently Tom has just finished a sitcom for radio called BACK TO THE NEST, which follows the relentless attempts of recently retired parents Ivor and Joan to rid their house of their children who, due to one reason or another, have all been forced to move back home. Tom has also finished collaborating on another sitcom for TV; THE HOME, about residents’ struggles to keep their home open.