Tom Shillue

Tom Shilllue

SEPT 15 • 5PM

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The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

“An Evening with Tom Shillue”

Come see him live in his brand new award-winning show, Spontaneous Combustion, in which Tom tells hilarious stories of his youth, growing up in Norwood, Massachusetts. In a show that is both funny and touching, Tom brings his childhood to life with depth and insight, all while solving some long-hidden family mysteries.

Named “Best Solo Show”
2023 United Solo Festival

Tom will also be there to talk about his work as “Sleepy Joe” and “Shifty Adam Schiff” on Gutfeld!, as well as reveal some behind-the-scenes stories about working with America’s “King of Late Night,” Greg Gutfeld! Don’t miss this special night of laughs.

Tom Shillue is a frequent face on Fox News Channel and Fox Nation and his Biden impersonations are a sensation on FNC’s Gutfeld!. Tom was the host of Red Eye with Tom Shillue on Fox, and has appeared in his own Comedy Central Stand-Up Special, on The Late Show on CBSLate Night on NBCConanLast Comic Standing, and was a correspondent on The Daily Show. Tom frequently appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as part of “The Rag Time Gals,” Jimmy’s barbershop quartet. Tom has headlined at the Boston Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His show Spontaneous Combustion was named “Best Solo Show” at The 2023 United Solo Festival. Tom’s is the author of the book Mean Dad’s For A Better America: The Generous Rewards Of An Old-Fashioned Childhood. He also sells-out theaters nationwide, touring alongside Greg Gutfeld.


We all tell stories about our life. But did you ever get used to telling a story a certain way, and then come across some surprising new information that changes the ending? In his previous solo shows Impossible at the Edinburg Fringe, and Supernormal at PS 122, and in his book Mean Dads for a Better America, Tom told funny stories about his childhood growing up in Massachusetts and his disciplinarian “Mean Dad.” In his newest show Spontaneous Combustion, Tom adds depth and insight into these funny stories while solving some long-hidden family mysteries.

After her death in the spring of 2022, Tom was at his mother’s home with his siblings going through photographs, jewelry, and heirlooms, including boxes of his mother’s artwork, and a treasure-trove of his father’s poetry and prose, untouched since his death in 2019. These finds changed the ending of some of Tom’s favorite family stories, like the puzzling “spontaneous combustion” of the Shillue family car in the 1970’s, and the secret behind his dad’s sudden transformation from “Mean Dad” to “Mellow Dad” in the fall of 1985.