Tom Allen is the UK’s most happening comedy talent. There are few places you won’t find him on TV and for good reason – he is hilarious. His latest appointment is to Jennifer Saunders team on the new series of There’s Something About Movies, screening now on Sky.
Tom Allen won the competition So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh in 2005 and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.
He has supported Sarah Millican and Josie Long on their UK tours and has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs as well as the Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.
A regular at Edinburgh, most recently with his show ‘Both Worlds’ and his live chat show ‘Everyone’s Talking at Tom Allen’.
In 2010 Attitude Magazine called him a gay role model.
In the past, his live chat show Tom Allen‘s Society has seen 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.
Tom plays the protagonist Pip in the Sony Award winning Radio 4 series Bleak Expectations.
As a presenter, he covered the Edinburgh Festival for BBC2’s The Review Show. He has also hosted The World’s Greatest Bodyshockers on E4, reported on Big Brother’s Big Mouth and covered the British Fashion Awards for Net-A-Porter where he interviewed Christopher Kane, Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham.
He wrote and performed Dictionary Corner for Channel 4’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.
Currently can be seen on Bake Off Extra Slice, plus the Professionals spin off.