Jessica Thom is a British theatre-maker and comedian best known for Touretteshero, an alter-ego and project aimed at increasing awareness of Tourette's Syndrome, the neurological condition which she was diagnosed with in her early twenties. The first Touretteshero production, Backstage in Biscuit Land debuted at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. The show won critical acclaim and has since toured across the UK and internationally, including various performances across North America and Australia. Thom has also made numerous appearances on British television, notably an interview on Russel Howard's Good News which has garnered more than 995,000 YouTube views as of August 2019, and was reported on by The Independent and Metro newspapers.
|Born:||Jessica Thom, July 14, 1980, London, England|
|Education:||Royal College of Art|
|Known for:||Theatre, Comedy|
|Awards:||Total Theatre Award, Best Emerging Company|
About Jess Thom
English comedian who is predominantly known for having created the alter-ego Touretteshero in an effort to raise awareness about Tourettes Syndrome. She is also recognized for her interview on Russell Howard's Good News which went viral on YouTube.
Jess Thom Before Fame
Throughout her childhood she experienced involuntary vocal and physical ticks that would later be diagnosed as Tourettes Syndrome.
Achievement of Jess Thom
She debuted the Touretteshero act at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Jess Thom Family Life
She is originally from London, England.
Associations of Jess Thom
Information related to Jess Thom
- People with Tourette syndrome
- Artists with disabilities
- British comedians
- British activists
- British women artists