Tom Allen (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Tom Allen

Navigating social dilemmas with confidence

People often think their witty pub pal could be a stand-up. They’re often wrong. It takes effort to pull off the role of gay BFF gossiping about recent dramas but Allen succeeds. His show about navigating social dilemmas with confidence is well-crafted and camply delivered.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 662 6552, until 29 Aug, 7.30pm, £9–£10 (£7–£9).

Tom Allen Toughens Up!

  • 3 stars

Star of Channel 4’s 'TNT Show', BBC Radio 4’s 'Bleak Expectations', BBC New Comedy Award and So You Think You’re Funny winner - has another extremley funny show. Imagine that! Sometimes, nice people have to toughen up to survive this world. A show about feeling scared, being strong and trying really hard to not get beaten…