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Testimonials for Tom Ballard
[Ballard’s] material, most importantly, absolutely kills…It’s tightly paced, it’s perfectly delivered and it’s funny as hell…
consistently, acutely hilarious…
…excellent, unflinching and at times brutally funny…
“Tom is one of the most original, fearless and hilarious voices in Australian comedy.”
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Tom Ballard's Biography
Tom Ballard is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, broadcaster, philanthropist and philanderer. He co-hosted the triple j breakfast show for four years and won an ARIA for his trouble. In 2014 he got his own shiny panel show Reality Check and has twice fronted SBS's coverage of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. He's guest hosted two episodes of Q&A, launched his own hit podcast and supported the likes of Wil Anderson, Stephen Merchant and Danny Bhoy.
In 2015 Tom performed alongside Wanda Sykes and roasted Jimmy Carr in Montreal and he bagged a nomination for the Best Newcomer Award at the biggest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Last year, Tom toured two shows; an hour of stand up, and a 70min comedy lecture about the state of the Australian immigration system. His body of work gained him a nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the prestigious Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show, and he was awarded the inaugural Pinder Prize, named in honour of the late great John Pinder. When Tom returned to Edinburgh, he backed up his nomination for Best Newcomer with a nomination for Best Show.
The start of 2017 has seen Tom touring Australia with his brand new live show Problematic, and a return and updated season of his comedy lecture Boundless Plains to Share.