Tim Renkow is a talented stand-up comedian, writer and actor from the United States.
He moved to London at the age of 22 to study creative writing and promptly started preforming stand-up comedy, through which he found a platform to display his unique point of view. His critically-acclaimed one man shows, At Least Heall Has Ramps and Kim Jong-Un, Muhammad, Jesus and other power hungry maniacs, earned him the Leicester Square Best Newcomer Award, The Amused Moose Comedy Award and a Chortle Best Newcomer nomination.
In 2015 Tim wrote and starred in BBC short film A Brief History of Tim. It was shown on BBC One and BBC Three in 2016. Tim is also known for his role in Viceland hit comedy series BOBBY AND HARRIET GET MARRIED.
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A darkly mischievous commentary on society’s fringe issues, including homelessness, transgender and racism. Tim takes pleasure in subverting audience preconceptions, whilst making them feel just the funny side of uncomfortable.
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Renkow was born with cerebral palsy which understandably informs a significant part of his comedy in both his physicality on stage, and also with the language he uses and his attitude to life in general. Mexican born and raised in Memphis, his sets often focus on his American upbringing and his experiences of London life.
He stormed onto the London circuit in 2014, winning Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year. Both of the shows that he has taken to Edinburgh have been critically acclaimed. His debut was entitled At Least Hell Has Ramps and King of the Tramps being awarded 5 stars across the board. Renkow describes his comedy as “cheerfully dark. Being disabled I have always liked playing with peoples preconception of me my stand-up is a logical extension of that.”
Renkow has various TV credits to his name in addition to his stand-up work. He starred in NBC’s Before the Night After, BBC’s Fresh From The Fringe and has written for ITV’s Off Their Rockers.
The BBC3 sitcom Brief History of Tim in 2016 – a 15 minute sitcom about somebody who needs to get a job, but can’t stop ‘being a smart-ass for long enough to pass a job interview’ was named a ‘show you don’t want to miss’ by AOL. The show was met with much praise and has commissioned by the BBC for a full series, to be debuted in late 2018.