TOM ALLEN NEWS
OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS WELCOMES TOM ALLEN TO THE STABLE
Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce that Tom Allen has joined the stable.
Winner of both the So You Think You’re Funny award at Edinburgh Festival, and the BBC New Comedy Awards, Tom started stand-up at the age of twenty-two, and has since honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and the world.
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Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of twenty-two and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh 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.
He is currently supporting Sarah Millican on her sold out UK tour.
Things have been ramping up for him lately and in the last three months he made his debut on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Radio 4’s Just a Minute. He also recorded the Edinburgh special of Loose Ends and was featured in Radio 4 Extra’s round up of the fringe. He also voiced Frankensend in E4’s recent hit series Bad Robots alongside Michael Gambon.
In August he performed his stand up show Both Worlds at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh and his live chat show at The Pleasance Courtyard to packed audiences and received rave reviews. In the past, Tom has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs as well as Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and has supported Reggie Watts and Eugene Mirman in the US.
He has written articles for The Scotsman, The Independent, The Lady and The Guardian and contributed material to The Now Show and Mock the Week whilst Attitude Magazine called him a gay role model.
He plays Pip in Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Bleak Expectations and as an actor has also guest starred in Comedy Central’s Threesome, BBC’s Sensitive Skin with Joanna Lumley and Fear of Fanny with Mark Gatiss and Julia Davis. Film includes Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McEvoy and the Stephen Frears film, Tamara Drewe.
As a teenager he was the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society.
He responds well to strong women and deadlines.
‘Riotous stuff, perfectly delivered’ **** – Scotsman
‘Well-crafted, Saturday-night light entertainment’ **** – The List
‘Wit as sharp as his fashion sense’ **** – Ed Fest Mag
‘Tom Allen is a showman’ **** – Three Weeks
‘A show packed full of strong material’ **** – Scotsgay
‘Vicious, feisty, and absolutely hilarious’ ***** – Grump Gay Critic
‘Delightfully funny’ **** – Define Arts
‘He’s clearly heading for headliner status’ **** – Fest
‘Tom Allen, a great storyteller whose ability to provide riotous entertainment deserves to net him a wider audience… ‘ – The Guardian
‘One of the funniest acts on the circuit… he has continued to storm every gig he does’ – GQ Magazine
‘The camply refined comic’s Afternoon Tea chat show was a highlight of this year’s Edinburgh festival, so it’s great to see his light-entertainment prowess being recognised’ – The Independent
‘Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous’ – The Telegraph