Tim Renkow

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Assistant: Holly Haycock

Acting

Tim is a comedian, writer and actor.

Co-creater, co-writer and star of BBC narrative comedy series JERK, series one was released on BBC Three in April 2019 and was subsequently aired on BBC One. It was received well be audience and critics alike; 'Tim Renkow has created a Larry David for a new generation' – ★★★★ The Guardian. JERK was quickly recommissioned for a second series, which Tim co-wrote with Shaun Pye, starred in and associate produced; series two aired in BBC One in August 2021 to further critical acclaim.

In November 2020 Tim was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough UK artist for his work as a writer-performer, the initiative identifies outstanding individuals in their craft who have had a breakthrough year in the British TV industry. 

Tim was nominated for Breakthrough Act at the RTS Awards 2020 JERK won the Representation of Disability, Scripted Award at The Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2019.

Born in Mexico City and raised in North Carolina, Tim moved to London from the United States at the age of 22 to study creative writing and promptly started performing stand-up comedy, through which he found a platform to display his thoughts on the world. He's taken 5 one man shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, AT LEAST HELL HAS RAMPS; KIM JONG-UN, MUHAMMAD, JESUS AND OTHER POWER HUNGRY MANIACS; KING OF THE TRAMPS and TIM RENKOW HAS ACCEPTED SATAN AS LORD AND SAVIOUR  earned him the Leicester Square Best Newcomer Award, The Amused Moose Comedy Award and a Chortle Best Newcomer nomination.

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Tim's 5th live show TIM RENKOW TRIES TO PUNCH DOWN transferred to the Soho Theatre for a limited run in April 2019.

'He has beautifully crafted material, some killer one-liners and he plays in the comedy dark side as if he has night-vision goggles' ★★★★ Scotsman

Tim is also known for FUNNY FESTIVAL LIVE (BBC Two), HARRY HILL'S CLUBNITE (C4) and his role in Viceland/Comedy Central hit comedy series BOBBY AND HARRIET GET MARRIED.

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH GANG

Kevin Proctor

Studio Pow

JERK Series 2

Tim (series lead)

Tom McKay

Roughcut / BBC

JERK Series 1

Tim (series lead)

Tom McKay

Roughcut / BBC

BOBBY AND HARRIET GET MARRIED

Tim

Stu Richards

Rockerdale Studios / Comedy Central UK

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIM

Tim

Jamie Adams

BBC as part of BBC Three Comedy Feeds

Film, TV & Theatre

Tim is a comedian, writer and actor.

Co-creater, co-writer and star of BBC narrative comedy series JERK, series one was released on BBC Three in April 2019 and was subsequently aired on BBC One. It was received well be audience and critics alike; 'Tim Renkow has created a Larry David for a new generation' – ★★★★ The Guardian. JERK was quickly recommissioned for a second series, which Tim co-wrote with Shaun Pye, starred in and associate produced; series two aired in BBC One in August 2021 to further critical acclaim.

In November 2020 Tim was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough UK artist for his work as a writer-performer, the initiative identifies outstanding individuals in their craft who have had a breakthrough year in the British TV industry. 

Tim was nominated for Breakthrough Act at the RTS Awards 2020 JERK won the Representation of Disability, Scripted Award at The Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2019.

Born in Mexico City and raised in North Carolina, Tim moved to London from the United States at the age of 22 to study creative writing and promptly started performing stand-up comedy, through which he found a platform to display his thoughts on the world. He's taken 5 one man shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, AT LEAST HELL HAS RAMPS; KIM JONG-UN, MUHAMMAD, JESUS AND OTHER POWER HUNGRY MANIACS; KING OF THE TRAMPS and TIM RENKOW HAS ACCEPTED SATAN AS LORD AND SAVIOUR  earned him the Leicester Square Best Newcomer Award, The Amused Moose Comedy Award and a Chortle Best Newcomer nomination.

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Tim's 5th live show TIM RENKOW TRIES TO PUNCH DOWN transferred to the Soho Theatre for a limited run in April 2019.

'He has beautifully crafted material, some killer one-liners and he plays in the comedy dark side as if he has night-vision goggles' ★★★★ Scotsman

Tim is also known for FUNNY FESTIVAL LIVE (BBC Two), HARRY HILL'S CLUBNITE (C4) and his role in Viceland/Comedy Central hit comedy series BOBBY AND HARRIET GET MARRIED.

In Development

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MISTY DAY

2021

Merman

Co-created and co-writing with Spring Day

Television

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JERK Series 2

BBC Three / Roughcut TV

4 x 30" Co-writer with Shaun Pye, Associate Producer. Also plays the leading role.

8 Out Of 10 Cats

Channel 4 / Zeppotron

Writer's Room

JERK Series 1

BBC Three / Roughcut TV

4 x 30"

Co-written with Shaun Pye and Stu Richards

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIM (Pilot)

BBC / Gogglebox Entertainment

1 x 30"

Creator and Writer

OFF THEIR ROCKERS

ITV

Writer

Comedy

Tim is a comedian, writer and actor.

Co-creater, co-writer and star of BBC narrative comedy series JERK, series one was released on BBC Three in April 2019 and was subsequently aired on BBC One. It was received well be audience and critics alike; 'Tim Renkow has created a Larry David for a new generation' – ★★★★ The Guardian. JERK was quickly recommissioned for a second series, which Tim co-wrote with Shaun Pye, starred in and associate produced; series two aired in BBC One in August 2021 to further critical acclaim.

In November 2020 Tim was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough UK artist for his work as a writer-performer, the initiative identifies outstanding individuals in their craft who have had a breakthrough year in the British TV industry. 

Tim was nominated for Breakthrough Act at the RTS Awards 2020 JERK won the Representation of Disability, Scripted Award at The Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2019.

Born in Mexico City and raised in North Carolina, Tim moved to London from the United States at the age of 22 to study creative writing and promptly started performing stand-up comedy, through which he found a platform to display his thoughts on the world. He's taken 5 one man shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, AT LEAST HELL HAS RAMPS; KIM JONG-UN, MUHAMMAD, JESUS AND OTHER POWER HUNGRY MANIACS; KING OF THE TRAMPS and TIM RENKOW HAS ACCEPTED SATAN AS LORD AND SAVIOUR  earned him the Leicester Square Best Newcomer Award, The Amused Moose Comedy Award and a Chortle Best Newcomer nomination.

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Tim's 5th live show TIM RENKOW TRIES TO PUNCH DOWN transferred to the Soho Theatre for a limited run in April 2019.

'He has beautifully crafted material, some killer one-liners and he plays in the comedy dark side as if he has night-vision goggles' ★★★★ Scotsman

Tim is also known for FUNNY FESTIVAL LIVE (BBC Two), HARRY HILL'S CLUBNITE (C4) and his role in Viceland/Comedy Central hit comedy series BOBBY AND HARRIET GET MARRIED.

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

FUNNY FESTIVAL LIVE

Himself

Phil McIntyre Entertainments / BBC Two

HARRY HILL'S CLUBNITE

Himself

CPL Productions Ltd / Channel 4

OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY

Himself

Spelthorne / C5

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TIM RENKOW TRIES TO PUNCH DOWN

Himself

Soho Theatre 2019

TIM RENKOW TRIES TO PUNCH DOWN

Himself

Monkey Barrel - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

TIM RENKOW HAS ACCEPTED SATAN AS LORD AND SAVIOUR

Himself

Monkey Barrel - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

KING OF THE TRAMPS

Himself

Heroes @ The Hive - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

KIM JONG-UN, MUHAMMAD, JESUS AND OTHER POWER HUNGRY MANIACS

Himself

Heroes @ The Hive - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

AT LEAST HELL HAS RAMPS

Himself

Heroes @ The Hive - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

Radio

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YOU'LL DO Podcast

Guest

BBC Radio 4

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

DRAGONY AUNTS

Guest

Tom Levinge

Comedy Central

WHAT I WISH I'D SAID - Online Short

Himself

Comedy Central