Tom Papa was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to serve as host of NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” and has toured with him for the past eight years. As a veteran standup comedian, Papa has recorded two standup specials on Comedy Central and Steven Soderbergh (“Oceans 11”) is directing his next special due later this year. A familiar face to late night television, Papa has made numerous appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Late Show with David Letterman.”
As an actor, Papa starred opposite Matt Damon in the Soderbergh film, “The Informant,” and he will star opposite Paul Giamatti in the upcoming animated feature, “The Haunted World of El Super Beasto,” as the voice of El Super Beasto. He additionally had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and also was a writer on the project. Among his other big screen credits are the films “Analyze That” opposite Robert DeNiro, and “Comedian.”
On television last year, Papa had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”
Papa opened his one-man show, “Only Human,” to rave reviews at the prestigious “Just for Laughs Festival” in Montreal and he continues to tour live with Jerry Seinfeld.
Papa currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York with his wife and family.
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