Todd Allen
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Todd Allen

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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The best kept secret in music


"Do you know who in the Hell is Todd Allen?"

Comic wants it more up close
and personal

Guy MacPherson , Special to The Province
Published: Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pity the lot of the working stand-up comics. Out in the trenches
killing people with laughter from town to town, working their
way up to theatres and national television exposure. Do they
get stopped on the street? Does anyone remember their name?
Not so much.

Todd Allen knows this all too well. The 29-year-old comedian
has played the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in
Montreal, had his own Comedy Now! TV special, and earlier
this year became the first Vancouver-based comic to appear on
a U.S. late night talk show when he guested on The Late Late
Show with Craig Ferguson. "I'm no different than any other
comedian in Canada trying to carve out a career," he says. "Some of my credits are pretty fancy-dancy but nobody knows who the hell I am."

He got the idea when he started experimenting with using no microphone doing his act. As subtle as that may seem, he felt he was able to better communicate with the crowd. And the idea
cemented when he saw Henry Rollins perform. "I was blown away," he recalls. "His stories are very engaging and very funny. And he's obviously trying to communicate his thoughts and feelings to an audience as opposed to just trying to get a reaction out of them like stereotypical stand-up comedy does. I still like stand-up, obviously, but I find that there's some meaning in
trying to communicate with people." It's all part of his love-hate relationship with his chosen profession. In his eight years of stand-up, he says he's quit probably 17 times. What keeps him
coming back? "It's just better than everything else, you know?"

- The Province, Vancouver


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Todd Allen has been delivering his unique stories laced with perceptive punch lines since 2000, with sought after success. Touring across the continent he has performed in prestigious events such as the ‘Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, ‘Best in Canadian Stand up Tour’, ‘Halifax Comedy Festival’, the ‘Vancouver Comedy Festival’ and ‘Comedy Now’. Comedy Now has become a TV calling card for comedic success. It has helped pave the way for numerous Canadian writer/comedians including Brent Butt, Roman Danylo, and Elvira Kurt. Comedy Now has featured more than 100 comics and won numerous accolades.In 2008 Todd became the first Vancouver-based comic to appear on a US late night talk show when he guested on the ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’.

Todd is currently touring his one-man show called “Who the Hell is Todd Allen”. It is receiving rave reviews as a “straight stand-up performance with a major twist”. In addition to his stand-up, Todd is also in high demand for private and corporate events.