Tom Allen

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An award-winning comic with a well-spoken but often scathing line in put-downs, stories and observations, Tom discusses wave machines, manners, marriage and “occasional” chairs. As a presenter, Tom teases home bakers and budding entrepreneurs and rummages around our towns. 


Biography

Tom Allen is a comedian, presenter, writer and actor whose camp, acerbic wit is as sharp as his suits. As well as regular panel show appearances he is the co-host of Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals, host of The Apprentice: You're Fired and he presents his own unconventional quiz show, Tom Allen's Quizness.

Mixing storytelling, withering remarks and well-crafted jokes, Tom delivers a carefully curated combination of pithy observations and ironic hubris. Finding sometimes unlikely humour in leisure centres, the institution of marriage, and the school gym, with impeccable timing he leaves audiences hanging on the eyebrow he’s raised in anticipation of the punch line.

Since winning both the BBC New Comedy and So You Think You’re Funny awards in his first year as a standup, Tom has gone on to perform around the world. As well as his own tour he’s supported Michael McIntryre, Sarah Millican and Romesh Ranganathan live. On TV he’s appeared on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, and The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice and he has toured the UK's sometimes overlooked towns for Channel 4's Tom Allen Goes to Town. He’s also often appeared on Radio 4 institution Just A Minute, and proved a surprise hit when co-commentating on matchday coverage from Charlton Athletic for Sky Sports as part of the Rainbow Laces campaign.

Having trained with the National Youth Theatre Tom has also taken on acting roles including in the BBC series Sensitive Skin and the films Starter for Ten and Tamara Drewe.

 

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Videos

The JLA Real Variety Show

Tom Allen on Corporates

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