Toby is one of the country’s leading stand-up comedians. A runner up in The Comedy Store’s Comedian of the Year competition in 1998, he has since gone on to feature at every major comedy club in the UK as well as playing international festivals in China and the UAE. He spent New Year’s Eve 2002 in Bosnia, entertaining 2000 troops at British Military Headquarters with chart-toppers Liberty X. Known as a compere throughout the north of England, where he hosts Yorkshire’s longest running comedy club, his acid tongue has had many a heckler running for the bar.
He regularly works as audience warm up at BBC Manchester on shows such as The National Lottery Live, A Question Of Pop, and The Mark And Lard Television Show.
Toby is a founder member of The Comedy Store’s MEN @ Work team, a weekly topical show at the Manchester Comedy Store. As well as that, and compering at Sheffield and Leeds Last Laugh clubs each Tuesday and Thursday, he can be found at weekends at clubs like The Comedy Store, London and Manchester.
Toby is well known as Les in Channel 4′s Phoenix Nights, and his acting talents have also been aired on Radio 4 in “Didn’t You Use To Be” and Johnny Vegas’ “Nightclass”.
He hosts “The Toby Foster Show” every afternoon between on BBC Radio Sheffield, for which he has received a nomination in the Best Presenter category in the 2003 British Radio Awards.
Phoenix Nights Channel 4
That Peter Kay Thing Channel 4
The Stand Up Show, BBC1 1999 & 2000
A Question Of Sport BBC1
Comedy Nation BBC2
Comedy Café ITV
The Loafers BBC Digital
The Comedy Store Channel 5
The Eleven O Clock Show Channel 4 (writing)