Tom Allen (A delight of raconteurship” The Scotsman)

As a teenager Tom Allen was the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society, and in 2010 Attitude Magazine called him a gay role model.

In 2005 Tom Allen won the competition So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and BBC New Comedy Award.

Since then he has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, on tour in the US with Eugene Mirman and Reggie Watts and in the last three years has made his debut at Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.   He has just returned from supporting Sarah Millican on her UK tour.

His live chat show Tom Allen’s Society saw him bring his own inimitable comedic stylings to spur whimsical conversation with such greats as Margaret Cho, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne, Mark Gatiss, Jack Whitehall, Amy Lamé and Matt Smith.

He wrote and performed Dictionary Corner for Channel4’s late night satirical TNT Show and has made his own documentary ‘Who Is Tom Allen?’ where he was regressed to his previous life (a secretary in 1970s California), and was featured in the BBC documentary about legendary stand up show Late and Live.

As an actor he guest starred in the most recent series of Comedy Central’s Threesome and has also appeared in BBC’s Sensitive Skin and Fear of Fanny.  Film includes Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McEvoy and the Stephen Frears film, Tamara Drewe.

He recorded two series of The Correspondent which he co-writes and performs for Radio 4, has appeared on News Quiz, and played Oliver Harper in several audio episodes of the Dr Who Companion Chronicles.

Tom supported Sarah Millican on tour last year.

“Beautifully nuanced, engaging, entertaining and, most of all, extremely funny.” Gigglebeats
“Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist” The Guardian
“Otherworldly... a delight of raconteurship” The Scotsman



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