TOM  BALLARD

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Tom Ballard is an award-winning stand up comedian/actor/writer/broadcaster. He’s one of Australia’s hottest comic talents, he’s performed and won acclaim all around the world.


In 2009, Tom became the youngest ever recipient of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Award for his debut hour, Tom Ballard Is What He Is. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe for his show Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred, while his 2016 show The World Keeps Happening was nominated for Best Show in both Melbourne and Edinburgh, as well as taking out the 2016 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. 


He co-hosted the breakfast show on national youth radio station triple j for four years (picking up an ARIA for Best Comedy Release along the way) and then at just 24 years old, he hosted Reality Check: his very own ABC TV panel show dissecting the insane world of reality television. He hosted his own satirical late night show for ABC Comedy, Tonightly with Tom Ballard.

 

CREDITS 

TV

Tonightly with Tom Ballard

First Contact

Q&A

Reality Check

ABC Comedy

SBS

ABC

ABC1

Host

Cast

Guest Host

Host

2017 - 2018

2016

2015

2014

MEDIA

 

Live

Enough

Problematic

The World Keeps Happening

Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred

Tom Ballard Is What He Is

Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Soho Theatre

Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Soho Theatre

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

Sydney Comedy Festival

2019

2017

2016

2015

2009

 

PRESS/AWARDS 

Awards:

WINNER: Best Australian Show

WINNER: Best Comedy Performer

NOMINEE: Best Comedy Show

NOMINEE: Best Newcomer

WINNER: Best Newcomer

Sydney Comedy Festival

Helpmann Award

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2017

2016

2016

2015

2009

Press:

"[Ballard’s] material, most importantly, absolutely kills…It’s tightly paced, it’s perfectly delivered and it’s funny as hell…"
★★★★★ TimeOut Sydney 
 
"Hilarious from start to finish…absolutely flawless…"
★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser
 
"Engaged, conscientious and consistently, archly funny, Ballard is precisely the sort of political commentator the world needs."
★★★★ The Scotsman
 
"Ballard is primed to be at the forefront of a new generation of politically motivated comics, and you couldn’t want for a more dynamic poster boy."
★★★★ Chortle [UK] 
 
"Tom Ballard has the Millennial rant down to an art."

★★★★ The Age 

CONTACT

 

Manager: Bríd Kirby  

brid@individualam.com

Live Work: Tania Morin

tania@individualam.com

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST MANAGEMENT 2020
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