Tom Wrigglesworth (3 stars)

This article is from 2009

Wil Anderson

From the moment Wrigglesworth embarks on his extended anecdote – about a train journey in which the comic initiated a whip-round for an elderly woman whose entire savings had been gobbled up by a jobsworth ticket collector, before ending up being arrested for begging – you know you’re in safe hands. A relaxed, confident storyteller with a fine line in amusing wordplay, his narrative is gently funny and, at times moving, despite occasional rambling digressions that rather disrupt his flow.

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Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Return Letter to Richard Branson

  • 3 stars

Having witnessed a train manager abuse his position, (Hitler would've watched admiringly, taking notes), Tom tells Richard how random acts of kindness make good triumph over evil. 'Joy to watch' (Scotsman).