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In this episode of The Last Line, James talks to comedian, actor, writer and presenter Tom Allen. Their conversation includes Tom's thoughts on the television drama It's A Sin, Tom's comedy influences, his time spent at the National Youth Theatre and the idea of shame, a subject that Tom covers extensively in his book No Shame.
Tom Allen is a comedian, actor, writer and presenter. In 2005, Tom won the So You Think You're Funny contest against notable names such as Sarah Millican, Joe Wilkinson, Kevin Bridges and friend of the podcast Stuart Goldsmith. As well as his work in stand-up comedy Allen is known to many as a television presenter hosting shows such as Bake Off: The Professionals, The Apprentice: You're Fired and as a regular contributor on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. At the end of 2020, Tom released his book No Shame: The Hilarious and Candid Memoir from One of Our Best-Loved Comedians which delves into his childhood, adolescence, and sexuality with his trademark caustic wit and warmth. A link to the book is below:
Tom Allen - No Shame:
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