Stand-Up Steve

Star of radio and the stand-up stage, Steve N Allen performs "★★★★ biting satire" (-Three Weeks) and "cutting wit" (-Time Out) with a "charming and witty persona" (-Chortle). A self-confessed news addict, Steve keeps his finger on the pulse of current affairs.  Whether as an on-air news commentator or as "a performer with masses of talent" (-Fringe Review) on stage, Steve is "very funny and sometimes bizarre". (-Surrey Mirror)


Steve's stand-up has taken a path through being a BBC New Comedy semi-finalist, Laughing Horse New Act finalist and Amused Moose Hot Starlet, on to performing at The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, Leicester Square theatre and The Comedy Cafe.

Steve has performed different versions of his topical comedy one-man show, The SomeNews Live Show, at several comedy festivals including Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester, Brighton and Nottingham.

Press Quotes

"Allen hits the mark, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look." ★★★★ - Three Weeks

"What was evident here, is the performer is quality, his mockery, and the excellent use of accents combined with clever voice-over interaction; is a performer with masses of talent." - Fringe Review

"His improvisation was impressive, topical jokes quick and practised on his tongue to mix up with his banter with the audience. This is a tight, upbeat show that I would recommend going to see." - Broadway Baby

"★★★★" - Love Fringe | "Very funny... cutting wit" - Time Out
"Excellent compere... Apollo-quality live comedy" ★★★★ - ThreeWeeks
"Truly unique... a big future ahead of him" - Crawley Observer
"Very funny and sometimes bizarre" - Surrey Mirror
"Charming and witty persona" -
"A watch-worthy comedian" -"Well informed wit." - Latest7

TV & Radio appearances include:

BBC2's The Mash Report
BBC Radio Kent (Steve N Allen's Review of the Week)
Not The One Show, London Live

Steve's writing credits include:

Heart FM breakfast show (Heart Network)
BBC's News Jack
11 O'clock Show (Channel 4)
The Big Stage (FIVE)
The Way It Is (Radio 4)
True Lies (Radio 4)
Steve's Weekly Newspaper Columns (Romford Recorder, Ilford Recorder, Surrey Mirror)