is an English stand up comedian
actor and writer.
At the age of 22 Allen won the UK's most prestigious comedy newcomer award So You Think You're Funny
in 2005. The same year he won the BBC New Comedy Awards
. He performed with fellow So You Think You're Funny winner Tom Wrigglesworth
at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
in the show Allen & Wrigglesworth
He has performed at Just For Laughs
in Montreal, London’s Soho Theatre
, New York’s UCB Theatre
and has had his own show at the Edinburgh Fringe for the past three years - 'Tom Allen and Other Short Stories'; 'A Voyage Round My Mother' and 'Women!'
In 2009 he appeared in Channel 4’s weekly TNT Show writing and presenting Dictionary Corner.
He has also co written and recorded 2 series of The Correspondent for BBC Radio 4
. In 2009 he made guest appearances on Loose Ends, The Richard Bacon Show, Big Brother’s Big Mouth and Big Brother’s Little Brother.
He took the lead role of young Pip Bin in the BBC Radio Four
comedy Bleak Expectations
, which has so far run to four series (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) with Anthony Head
and Richard Johnson
In 2008 he recorded a radio adaptation of The Wooden Overcoat with Julia Davis
and David Tennant
and written by Mark Gatiss
For television he has appeared in BBC’s Sensitive Skin, Fear of Fanny, the Frankie Howerd biopic Rather You Than Me and the series The Cut as well as Channel 4’s Law of the Playground. Last year he made his own documentary for E4 about identity entitled... Read More