Tom Allen

Tom Allen

Comedian, Co-host Bake Off: The Professionals

Synopsis

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.

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.

Mixing storytelling 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 Sarah Millican 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. He’s also often appeared on Radio 4 institution Just A Minute.

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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Video

The JLA Real Variety Show

Tom Allen on Corporates