Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.
He recently made his first appearance on the BBC’s iconic Live at the Apollo.
He has also been making several appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice as well as the John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 along with several appearances on Just a Minute including the 50th episode alongside Prince Charles.
Last year he supported Sarah Millican on her sold out tour of Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
After a sell out run of his most recent show ‘Indeed’ at the Edinburgh Festival Tom recently brought it to the main space at London’s Soho Theatre before extending his current tour to even more places in the UK.
Like Minded Friends, the weekly podcast he records with friend and compadre Suzi Ruffell has now reached the hundreds of thousands in its listenership.
Tom has also performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs as well as Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and has supported Reggie Watts and Eugene Mirman in the US.
He has written articles for The Scotsman, The Independent, The Lady and The Guardian and contributed material to The Now Show and Mock the Week whilst Attitude Magazine called him a gay role model.
He played Pip Bin in Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Bleak Expectations and as an actor has also guest starred in Comedy Central’s Threesome, BBC’s Sensitive Skin with Joanna Lumley and Fear of Fanny with Mark Gatiss and Julia Davis. Film includes Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McEvoy and the Stephen Frears film, Tamara Drewe.
As a teenager he was the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society.
He responds well to deadlines and strong women.