Host, "The Marriage Ref"
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 seasoned stand-up comedian, Papa has starred in two stand-up specials on Comedy Central, and his next special, due out later this year, is directed by Steven Soderbergh. A familiar face to late night television, Papa has more than ten appearances on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and is also a frequent guest on "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 opposite Paul Giamatti in the animated feature, "The Haunted World of El Super Beasto," as the voice of the title character. He had a voiceover role on the DreamWorks animated feature "Bee Movie" and also served as 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 with Jerry Seinfeld.
Papa currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York with his wife and family.