Tom Allen is a comedian, actor, and writer known for his hyperbolic comedy.
Adam talks with English comedian Tom Allen about music, self loathing, dreams of being a British butler and camp sci-fi movies.Recorded remotely on January 19th, 2021.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and Matt Lamont for conversation editing. Podcast artwork by Helen Green RELATED LINKSMSF UKNO SHAME by TOM ALLEN - 2021 (GOODREADS WEBSITE)ADAM ON TAPE NOTES PODCAST - 2021 (TAPE NOTES WEBSITE)SUSAN SONTAG - NOTES ON CAMP - 1964 (PDF)  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Cariad talks to stand-up comedians Tom Allen (Great British Bake Off Extra Slice, You're Fired), Tez Ilyas (Tez Talks, Tez O'Clock Show, Man like Mobeen) + Vanessa Hammick (The Golden Path) in this special live episode as part of the Latitude Festival, recorded in July 2019. As ever they talk grief, Sondheim + Victorian funerals.You can follow Tom on twitter @tomallencomedy, Tez on @tezilyas and Vanessa on @ammick. You can follow the Griefcast on twitter and instagram @thegriefcast.Griefcast won Gold (always believe in your soul) in Best Entertainment, Best Interview + also Podcast of the Year 2018 at the British Podcast Awards and Best Podcast at the ARIA's. It is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone Support this show  See for privacy and opt-out information.
On the show this week we have the amazing Tom Allen! Tom is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 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 hosts the amazing Like Minded Friends along with Suzi Ruffell and as a teenager he was the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society.It takes a certain type of person to work in showbiz, and often it was clear from the start that they were destined to end up on stage. Daddy Look At Me takes the time to explore these scenarios with a guest every week.Helen Bauer and Rosie Jones will probe the guest on the pivotal moments in their early life; from childhood, to romance, and everywhere in between, we want the highs and lows that make it so obvious that this craving for attention ensured our guest was a born entertainer.You can follow our Instagram and like us on Facebook!And you can follow Rosie and Helen on Twitter!This is a Studio71 production. Producer - Jack Claramunt Exec Producer - Tom Payne & Jody SmithProduction Support - Phie McKenzieEditing - Joel GroveStudio71 is a Red Arrow Studios Company.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Comedian Tom Allen joins me for a hilarious chat - he discusses early life in primary school and growing up in Bromley, the National Youth Theatre, winning the BBC New Comedy Award and So You Think You're Funny at the age of 22, and his rise to success. Tom is a natural storyteller, and loves to chat, and we end up digressing a lot. I was lucky to be able to record with him and fit around his busy schedule! We even get a cameo from Angela Barnes, who enters after bumping into Gloria Hunniford in the lift of ITV and being starstruck.
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Jun 14th, 1983
Old London, TX, USA
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5 hours, 6 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 833152