In 2005 Tom Allen won the coveted SO You Think You’re Funny? competition in Edinburgh and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award later that year. Since then he has performed at the international Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, at Manchester’s Queer Up North and has had his own highly acclaimed show at the Edinburgh Festival for the past two years.
Tom has recently been seen in many TV shows including Channel 4’s TNT Show, Celebrity Big Brother’s Little Brother, The Law of the Playground, BBC’s Sensitive Skin, Fear of Fanny, and the Frankie Howerd biopic, Rather You Than Me and recent film credits include Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich and Starter for Ten with James McEvoy and Mark Gatiss.
Tom was brought up in Bromley. As a teenager he was the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society. He did his first stand up gig at Bethnal Green Working Man’s Club when he was 21. He responds well to deadlines and strong women.
Three Weeks said "He's a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist, and a rare talent. I urge- nay demand- that you see him perform"
Chortle said "Velvety, grandiloquent rich with deliciously trivial details"