In 2005 Tom Allen won the competition So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award later that same year.
Since then he has performed at Montreal festival Just For Laughs, on tour in the US with Eugene Mirman and Reggie Watts and in the last two years has made his debut at Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals. He has also performed his own show at the Edinburgh Festival for the past six years.
Last year he began a new live chat show incorporating stand up and parlour games with interviews from Margaret Cho, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne, Mark Gatiss, Jack Whitehall, Amy Lamé and Dr Who himself, Matt Smith. Performed at the Udderbelly and London’s Comedy Café, Tom Allen’s Society is now a podcast available on iTunes.