— March 30th, 2015

Dear All...


I hope you are really well - it's finally here - the new series of the GAMBLER is on BBC RADIO 4 - it starts this wednesday 1st APRIL (April Fools Day - great work the BBC Scheduling Department) 6.30PM - do please tune in and get as many others to enjoy the fun as you can!


Also - I'll be live on the southbank in the Udderbelly on the 22nd April doing a live Gambler show - that might be fun too...


The Flanders and Swann show is touring the Med - naturally - but will be back in time for Edinburgh certainly!


I will of course be in Selby, Yorkshire as 14th Pittancer of Selby in the Ridings for Maunday Thursday to give out eggs and £1 Maunday Money...on the 2nd as usual...


Hope you're all really well and that you enjoy the fun on the 1st April...unless you're a Benedictine Monk and then I'll see you in Selby on the 2nd...


All the very best and thanks for reading




— April 9th, 2014

Dear All,

A HUGE thank you to everyone who listened in to the radio show on Sunday - if you missed it - it's on the iplayer at the BBC - where they have now put VIDEOS of the show too.  So you can watch the radio show!  It's only there for 4 more days - so please itune in!


EPISODE TWO is on this SUNDAY at 7.15PM - it's a cracking bet - the main question - will I win?


Also on the BBC site are videos of the pilot episode with me and Alex Horne - if you missed it - then it's here (apologies it's slightly less free)  

In other news - I'm off touring NEW ZEALAND - this is going to be great fun - anyone you know in NZ - please do send them along - I'm doing THE GAMBLER details are here 

Flanders & Swann is back touring in June and August with dates in UK.

Thanks so much for reading this and do have a listen to the Radio show - I think you might enjoy it.



— April 2nd, 2014

Dear All.

The First Episode of my Radio Series is out this SUNDAY NIGHT on BBC RADIO 4 at 7.15PM - all you have to do is listen - and please tell anyone you like to listen too - it's funny - I've tried my best.  Further details are below and on the BBC Radio 4 Website - if you miss it - there's iplayer too...but don't miss it please...thank you.

In other news - I'm off to tour NEW ZEALAND from April 20th to May 19th - I'll be posting all the dates on the website but if you know someone there - do send them along.

My Edinburgh show HELLFIRE is about to go on sale - as is FLANDERS and SWANN - and also a new show I'm doing called THIS IS YOUR TRIAL - details to follow asap.

Thanks so much for reading this and I hope to make you laugh in your homes on SUNDAY

Can't wait to hear what you think!


Tim FitzHigham – The Gambler

Sunday at 7:15pm

BBC Radio 4


Image for Episode 1


Comedian, author and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates Sir John Throckmorton's 1811 attempt to have a coat made from scratch - going from the sheep's back to his own back in a single day.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham, with additional material from Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne. Produced by Colin Anderson.


if you missed the pilot episode and would like to hear it (I'm sorry it's the same as half a pint) it's now available here -

Good things

— April 10th, 2013

BBC RADIO 4 have put my show THE GAMBLER here for you to download - please do - just by you having one and laughing hard at it the Tim FitzHigham Benevolent Fund will be able to help so many of me..importantly - please write a REVIEW on their site as they take these things very seriously...

For anyone who missed SUPER HUMAN CHALLENGE the tv show I've been presenting - it's here on the iplayer - do have a look - me narrowly cheating death in a variety of ways spread over 10 episodes while trying to understand science...a multi-tasking marathon...

And Finally, the award winning show Stop The Pigeon hits LONDON on FRIDAY 14th JUNE - please do come - tickets are here

Adelaide Fringe 2013

— December 12th, 2012

Tim FitzHigham - The Gambler is playing in the Adelaide Fringe in 2013

Welcome to my website home - thanks for popping in...

I can't wait to get to the Adelaide Fringe during February and March. I'm doing two shows The Gambler - it's a funny show about the 10 greatest bets in history - there are loads of videos about it here - there's me racing a horse, betting with Top Gear's Richard Hammond, cross country cheeseboard rolling and other stuff too...have a look, go on take a punt...

...there are Reviews about the show too if you'd like to see them...

Also out in Adelaide I'll be doing my show about legendary 1950s and 60s double act Flanders and Swann show - chaotic and brilliant musical comedy at it's very finest.  I hope to see you there - do say hello.  I look forward to meeting you.

A special radio-friendly version of The Gambler can now be heard on the BBC Radio 4 website, and there are some amusing video clips from the recording session. The show was recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, where such great comedy as The Goon Show was recorded.

Stop the Pigeon Reviews

— August 23rd, 2012

Just doing a bit of a scoot round the web for reviews of Tim's latest show, Stop the Pigeon. And turned up rather a lot of nice words!


"a talent on par with an Izzard or Bailey"

"If you wish more standups had something to say and were better at saying it, then you could do very much worse than to check out FitzHigham."

- from Fringe Review 


"It’s joyous, it’s absurd, it’s the perfect comedy alternative to the Olympics. Fitzhigham is onto a winner."

- from Edinburgh Festivals


"God bless FitzHigham – the Fringe would be noticeably blander without his ridiculous capers."

"a captivating raconteur"

- from Three Weeks


"some of the most refreshing stand up and entertainment I have seen in quite some time"

"the audience were gripped by the seat of their pants, bent double with hysterical laughter"

"go see this impresario at work and savour every moment you can until someone from the BBC wakes up and throws a TV contract his way"

- from Broadway Baby


"FitzHigham keeps you on the edge of your seat"

- from The Skinny


"what a rollicking good ride it is"

- from Edinburgh is Funny

Barge Racing

— July 18th, 2012

Tim FitzHigham and Andre Vincent race for the honour of writing the opening line to each other's Edinburgh show...

Stop The Pigeon

— July 18th, 2012

Tim's new show: a dastardly tale of misadventure, high stakes gambling and a stop-start pigeon - get your tickets here (and see the photo without the moustache!)

Come, laugh, weep; take a punt - gamble an hour with Tim!

Gambler Australia and UK Tour

— April 24th, 2012

Lots of dates are now in for Tim's extended tour of Australia - plus a few back here in the UK...

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

24th April - The Substation, Newport VIC 8PM
25th April - ANZAC DAY - no show
26th April - Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS 8PM
27th April - Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS 8PM
28th April - Devonport Entertainment Centre, TAS, 8PM
29th April - Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC 8PM
1st May - Boonah Cultural Centre, Boonah, QLD 8PM
2nd May - The J, Noosa Heads, QLD 8PM
3rd May - The Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD 8PM
4th May - Logan Entertainment Centre, Logan Central 8PM
5th May - Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe, QLD 8PM
8th May - Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD 7.30PM
9th May - Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD 7.30PM
10th May - Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD 7.30PM
11th May - Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville QLD time tbc
12th May - Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville QLD time tbc

UK and NI

19th/20th May - Bury St Edmunds Festival, UK
23rd May - MCing Southend, Essex, UK
25th May - MCing Diss, Norfolk, UK
27th May - Adventurer's Club, Southbank, London, UK 4.15PM
8th June - THE GAMBLER - Seend, Wiltshire, UK
9th June - THE GAMBLER - Kington Langley, UK
16th June - Adventurer's Club Southbank - London
17th June - Comedy Club for Kids, Southbank - London

Tim with Adam Hills, Hannah Gadsby, Jimoen and Wanda Sykes

After having fun on In Gordon Street Tonight


In Melbourne show has also been picking up plenty of great reviews. Very, very kind of them.  Here's a few...

  • The Herald Sun - "a very entertaining outing indeed"
  • The Age - "In a diverse field of comedy, FitzHigham is a solid bet"



— March 24th, 2012


The Gambler


Late night Chips, no Kebab...

The GAMBLER SHOW (reviews and videos below) is now in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA until the End of APRIL (details are here).  If you're nearby, do come...go on, take a punt...