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Cutty Sark Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2017: Tom Allen, Phil Jerrod
A festival of comedy with emerging artists at Cutty Sark before they hit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Join for a night of fun and laughter on board this historic ship with a range of rising stars.
For more information please visit www.rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark/theatre.
Tom Allen 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.
Tom Allen is a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist, and bears an uncanny stage presence to what might be described as the love child of Kenneth Williams and Stephen Fry. He has a genius for digression and an ear for hilariously mundane comments and platitudes. A rare talent, indeed.
'I urge, nay demand – that you see him perform' (Three Weeks)
'Riotous entertainment... Allen is one of life's true eccentrics' (The Guardian)
'Tom Allen makes me reach for old-fashioned words like debonair and urbane. Blessed with crystalline enunciation and velvety, vocal warmth, he sounds as though he was born at the BBC' (Chortle).
Tom Allen was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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'The most original new comedian I've seen in ages' (Adam Bloom).
'Such a brilliant set – well observed, well written and funny obvs' (Josie Long)
'Smart, polemical and witty observations full of insight and devoid of cliche' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Easily the most assured act on the night – he is clearly going places' (Bruce Dessau, Beyond A Joke)
'A fantastic set of perfectly delivered, perfectly timed and perfectly glorious comedy' (Broadway Baby)
'An epic monologue of first world observations and paranoia. The highlight of the night' (Bournemouth Daily Echo)
'Made me genuinely laugh out loud' (The Brighton Argus).
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