Tom Allen is a comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter who started out on the stand up circuit at the age of 22 and then went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival 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.
Tom is a star on both stage and screen. He’s the hilarious host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, co-host ofCooking With The Stars, and is also a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice and Alan Carr’sThere’s Something About Movies.Other television appearances include Live At The Apollo, A League Of Their Own, Hypothetical, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie to You, The Last Leg, QI, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Royal Variety Performance and several appearances on Just a Minute including the 50th Anniversary episode alongside Prince Charles.
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.
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.
Tom Allen’s sold out Absolutely tour of 2018 and 2019 was extended multiple times, selling over fifty-thousand tickets, including an unforgettable sold-out show at The London Palladium which was filmed and broadcast on Channel 4 in 2019. Tom will be back out on the road in 2023 with his brand-new tour show, Completely.
2020 saw the release of Tom’s critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller memoir, No Shame, which is available in hardback and audiobook, and readers will be delighted to hear that he is working on his second book, Too Much, to be released later this year.
Full of energy and wit he is the perfect host for your event.