Absolutely | Tom Allen

Absolutely | Tom AllenWell known, well-spoken and very well dressed – Tom Allen adds an additional layer of dandy endearment to his fabulously funny show by greeting his audience one by one as they arrive. While this pre-show charm is quite possibly a ruse to extract some additional content from his punters, it’s also a rather lovely and sincere introduction to his very conversational style of stand-up.

From learning to drive, to children in supermarkets and agonising hen nights as a token homo, Tom Allen shares his observations with a hearty dose of good-natured self-deprecation accompanied by hilarious back referencing to the tribulations of coming out as not only as gay but also as posh in a family of the polar opposite.

Tom is a master story teller and an incredibly quick opportunist with anything on offer from a very up for it audience.

Headlining here in Australia after previous tours supporting other big-name UK comedians, Tom Allen fosters an amazing and skilful rapport with Melbournians by continually checking if his British references are working for us. For those lucky enough to enjoy a mid-show chat, Tom’s appeal and gratitude extend well beyond his pre-show greeting so do be sure to check his Twitter feed ( @tomallencomedy ) for a seriously lovely touch.

A delightful hour of original, warm and generous comedy so make sure he’s on your list of festival must sees.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Absolutely
Tom Allen

Venue: Greek Centre - Mykonos | 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Dates: 28 March – 21 April 2019
Tickets: $33.90 – $38.90
Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au

 

 

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