MARCH 2018 -- Tom's son Kevin made a 3-minute film about Tom's standup comedy career as an audition video for America's Got Talent.

Tom Willard

FEBRUARY 2018 -- Tom helped inaugurate a new open mic launched by George Haag at The Rosen Krown in Rochester, N.Y.

OCTOBER 2017 -- Tom got to do a guest spot at The It's Just Comedy Club in Webster, N.Y. in a show headlined by Carmen Vallone and featuring Richie Weissinger. 

SEPTEMBER 2017 -- Tom performed in a show at The Dock in Ithaca, his first foray to the Gorges City.

AUGUST 2017 -- Tom became the first deaf person to attend the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, N.Y., and he performed immediately after Kevin James ("The King of Queens") (at an open mic a few blocks away).

AUGUST 2017 -- Tom performed at Comedy on College in Toronto, ON, Canada.

AUGUST 2017 -- Tom performed in Jeff Paul's Dope 'n Mic, the Underground Cafe in Toronto, ON, Canada.

JULY 2017 -- Tom performed at Rochester's newest comedy club, Comedy @ the Carlson, in both the open mics and as a contestant in the Carlson Championship.

JULY 2017 -- Tom performed during the band intermission at a show by White Wood  at Three Heads Brewery

JULY 2017 -- Tom performed at the Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs in a preliminary for the Boston Comedy Festival.  He made it to the semifinals when 48 comics were cut to 12.

JUNE 2017 -- Tom competed in the Who's Got Next at Photo City Improv, a bracket-style competetion.  He went out in the first round against the comedian who won the whole thing.

APRIL 2017 -- Tom made his New York City standup debut, performing at Dangerfield's and the Broadway Comedy Club.


MARCH 2017 -- Tom made his professional standup debut, opening for nationally touring comedian Craig Gass.


MARCH 2017 -- Tom went international, performing on Amateur Night at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Toronto.


FEBRUARY 2017 -- Tom won the "Who's Got Next" comedy competition, a four-round bracket-style tournament with 15 other comics, at Photo City Improv in Rochester, NY.

FEBRUARY 2017 -- Tom traveled to Utica Brews in Utica, NY for his first out-off-area contest.

DECEMBER 2016 -- Tom bought new clothes and wore them at an open mic.

AUGUST 2016 -- Tom received a "Good Luck!" T-shirt of Pete Davidson's Prehab Tour from Pete's mom Amy. 

JULY 2016 -- Tom made his standup comedy debut as a contestant in the Funniest Person in Rochester contest at The Comedy Club in Rochester, NY.

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