Tom Allen



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Having firmly cemented himself as a household name with his signature acerbic wit and riotous storytelling, there is no slowing down for Tom Allen! Making a name for himself on stage, he’s gone on to become the hilarious host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, and also co-hosts Bake Off: The Professionals.

Now a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice and Alan Carr’s There’s Something About Movies, Tom has also had numerous appearances on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Hypothetical, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie to You, The Comedy Bus, The Last Leg, QI, The Jonathan Ross Show and Roast Battle. Tom has also had the pleasure of performing for royalty at The Royal Variety Performance.

As heard on BBC Radio 4 in his own series Tom Allen Is Not Very Nice, and shows Just a Minute and The News Quiz, Tom is also a regular co-host on Loose Ends. He can also be heard co-hosting hit podcast Like Minded Friends which he records with friend and fellow comic Suzi Ruffell.

In 2018 and 2019, Tom Allen toured with his stand-up show Absolutely, which was extended multiple times, selling over fifty-thousand tickets, and included a twenty-night run at London’s Soho Theatre. He performed Absolutely at the iconic London Palladium to a sold-out audience, which was filmed and broadcast on Channel 4 in 2019. Worldwide demand beckoned Tom to tour Australia with a sell-out run in Sydney and Melbourne where he was nominated for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards.

As an actor he has starred in BBC Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Bleak Expectations, Comedy Central’s Threesome, BBC’s Sensitive Skin with Joanna Lumley and Fear of Fanny with Mark Gatiss and Julia Davis. In cinema, Tom has also starred in Colour Me Kubrick alongside John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McAvoy and Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe.

‘Absolutely is a riotous rollercoaster ride ’

The Evening Standard

‘Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous' ’

The Telegraph

‘A neatly judged mix of realism and ripe exaggeration delivered at a frantically camp pace’

The Times

‘... quick-witted master of the nonstop rant’

The Guardian


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