"A BEGUILING MIX OF THE WEIRD AND THE VULNERABLE" Chortle
"HIGHLY ENJOYABLE" Time Out
"BRILLIANTLY ENTERTAINING" Three Weeks
"BEYOND SILLY AND ODDLY INSPIRING" Fringe Review
"GENUINELY LIKEABLE AND GENUINELY FUNNY" The List
Sy Thomas is an actor, presenter, stand-up comedian, writer, filmmaker (well, low-budget online videos), occasional TV audience warm-up, and deceptively competent table-tennis player.
Sy's wide-ranging acting skills have featured in a wealth of roles on television and online – including CBBC’s 13 part sci-fi sitcom ‘The Revolting World of Stanley Brown’; BBC1’s ‘Richard Hammond’s Secret Service’: Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’; and online in ‘Summer Hoff Love’ alongside David Hasselhoff.
Sy cut his comedic teeth in the world of kids’ TV, playing small comedy characters on Nickelodeon, before moving on to front all of the station's live studio projects and continuity for nearly 2 years. He then went on to develop, write, and present two series of ‘The Cool Stuff Collective’ for CITV.
As a stand-up comedian Sy regularly performs throughout the UK and is in demand as both an act and compere. In 2015 he took his first full-length solo stand-up show ‘Jumper’ to Edinburgh festival to rave reviews and packed houses. In his double-act ‘Life of Si’ (with Simon Feilder) he has appeared at festivals around the world, and collaborated on numerous projects, alongside their vast catalogue of online videos.
Sy has created a multitude of online films - his gender-swap experiment ‘Man Does Online Dating as a Women’ went viral; his spoof video ‘Race the London Train’ was picked up by Channel 4; and most recently he was commissioned by BBC3 to make the lo-fi pig-wrangling film ‘Everyday Problems’.
As well as writing hours of stand-up comedy material, numerous festival shows, and creating his online work; Sy has written and developed a number of sitcom scripts and show treatments, and written on further projects for Sky, CITV, SPORF, The Beano, 20th Century Fox, and for a whole host of corporate clients.
Sy warmed-up studio audiences for two series of ‘Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ for Dave, as well as having done similar for Blue Peter, Disney, and Cartoon Network. He also regularly lends his recognisable tones to a number of Voiceover campaigns.
Arguably most famously of all, Sy portrayed the back end of ‘Daisy the Cow’ in the 2012 Cbeebies Pantomime.