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’s appeared on BBC’s iconic Live at the Apollo and is a regular on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice. Tom has supported the likes of Sarah Millican, Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan and Michael McIntyre during their headline tours.
After a sell out run of his show ‘Indeed’ at the Edinburgh Festival, Tom brought it to the main space at London’s Soho Theatre before extending his tour ‘Absolutely’ to even more places around 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. He has written articles for The Scotsman, The Independent, The Lady and The Guardian.
He responds well to deadlines and strong women.