At the end of 2004, Tom decided to go back to the United States and continue to travel the world.
In 2005, he performed at the Vancouver Comedy Festival and started to appear in Australia regularly.
In December 2005, Tom released his first live CD “How Sweet Ass” on Stand Up Records, recorded in Houston.
In June 2006, Tom released his second CD “Live in Paris” recorded in Paris, France at the famed Hotel du Nord.
Also in 2006, Tom appeared on the Australian Rove’s Live, and in 2007, The Side Show.
In 2007 Tom released his first self-produced DVD ‘Holy Temple of the HA HA’ recorded live at the Sydney Comedy Store in Sydney Australia. The bonus feature is a short documentary of Tom’s life over a ten year period as a stand up comedian entitled ‘There and Back Again’. It includes appearances and kind words from Dave Chappelle, Janeane Garofalo, Bobby Slayton.
Tom’s travels and passion for filming his travels culminated in 2008 with his obsession for making YouTube clips. Watch them at www.youtube.com/kingofhaha.
In August 2008, Tom filmed his second “Comedy Central Presents…” at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. It aired March 2009.
In April 2009, Tom preformed at the Altitude Comedy Festival in Meribel, France. In July 2009 Tom did his third Montreal International Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs with Whoopi Goldberg as the host.
2009 was a busy year for Tom, playing internationally in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Rome, London, Geneva, Zurich, Munich, and Stockholm. In Stockholm on November 28, Tom recorded a half hour stand up performance for Swedish television on the television program ‘Raw’.
In 2010 Tom performed at the Galway Comedy Festival with Jim Jeffries, Phil Nichol, Phil Jupitus, Jimeoin, and Rich Hall. Also in 2010, Tom returned to Asia doing shows in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.
As a special honor in 2010 Tom was highlighted in the book ‘Satiristas’ – A book of photographs and interviews with the leading comedians in the worldwide business of stand up comedy today.
Early 2011, Tom appeared on the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron”.
In April 2011, Tom married photographer Ashna Rodjan and went on an epic Honeymoon World Tour performing in Cork, Galway, Dublin, Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Perth, Sydney, Singapore. While in Perth he performed at the Wild West Comedy Festival headlining the Astor Theatre.
On September 23rd 2011, Tom filmed his first hour-long stand up special in Boulder, Colorado.
Carlos Valencia’s first time on stage was at a competition where the prize was a week-long booking on a cruise ship. He lost categorically and he is still yet to set foot on a cruise ship, but six years later Valencia has performed in 30+ states from Washington to Florida in comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, taverns, watering holes, speakeasys, roadhouses, bars (both In and On), punk rock clubs, country dance halls, metalhead dives, hip-hop joints, diners, bowling centers, back alleys, churches, bathhouses, and just about every nightmarish scenario a comedy booker can concoct.
Needless to say, Carlos drinks quite a bit. Based out of Atlanta, GA, for the past few years Carlos has been traveling around the United States on his solo “Countdown to Suicide” Comedy Tour, scheduled to end when the Prozac runs out, or his liver gives in.
An ear for turning the everyday into something sublime, Mike Mercury offers up a dazzling combination of subtle insights, clever word play and lightening-quick wit that will leave you asking yourself, "How does he do that?"
For a complete list of credits, audio samples and more, check out www.mikemercury.com.