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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.

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CREDITS

CREDITS 

TV

Deadloch

ENOUGH

Patriot Brains

Spicks and Specks

Lockdown Comedy Festival

The Project

Celebrity Mastermind

Celebrity Name Game

Show Me The Movie!

Hughesy We Have a Problem

Tonightly with Tom Ballard

One Night Stan - The World Keeps Happening

Filthy, Rich and Homeless

Behave Yourself

The Project

First Contact

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle

Sydney Mardi Gras - Live Coverage

Q&A

Fully Furnished

Dirty Laundry Live

Amazon Prime

Paramount+

SBS/Viceland

ABC TV

STAN

Network Ten

SBS

Network Ten

Network Ten

Network Ten

ABC

STAN

SBS

Channel 7

Network Ten

SBS

Comedy Central

SBS

ABC TV

SBS Online

ABC TV

Actor

Performer

Guest

Guest

Performer

Guest

Grandfinalist

Guest

Guest

Guest

Host

Performer

Q&A Host

Guest

Guest Host

Guest

Performer

Co-Host

Host

Co-writer / Actor

Guest

2023

2022

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019-2020

2017-2018

2017

2017

2017

2015-2017

2016

2016

2015-2016

2015

2015

2015

Radio / Podcasts

Salastalgia

Serious Danger with Emerald Moon

Laughscape - Comedy Sleep Stories

Hack

The Little Dum Dum Club

My Favourite Album

What's the Story?

Listen to Love

Breakfast with Rove and Sam

Nazeem Hussain Heals the World

Chatback

Debate Night

Bandcamp Since 1989

Inflight Radio, Smile High Club

triple j breakfast

Weekend Breakfast

Summer Lunch

BBC Radio 4

Podcast

Podcast

triple j

Podcast

Podcast

Audible Podcast

Audible Podcast

2DAY FM

triple j

triple j

triple j

Audio Recording

QRadio Qantas

triple j

triple j

triple j

Stand-up Special

Host

Contributor

Guest

Contributor

Contributor

Host

Host

Guest Co-Host

Guest Host

Host

Host

Performer

Guest Host

Host

Host

Host

2022

2021

2021

2019

2019

2019

2019

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010-2013

2009

2008-2009

Live

It is I

YES/NO

We Are All In This

Grandioloquent

Enough

#KWANDA: A Play

Problematic

Boundless Plains to Share (Return Season)

Boundless Plains to Share

The World Keeps Happening

Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred

Tom Ballard Is What He Is

MICF / Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Adelaide Fringe Festival

MICF / Edinburgh Fringe / Soho Theatre

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

MICF / Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Soho Theatre

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

MICF / Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Soho Theatre

MICF / Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Soho Theatre

MICF / Sydney Comedy Festival

2023

2023

2021

2020

2019

2019

2017

2016

2016

2016

2014-2015

2010-2011

MEDIA

VIDEOS
Press Quotes

PRESS/AWARDS 

Awards:

NOMINEE: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL  - MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW - 2023

WINNER: SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL - BEST AUSTRALIAN SHOW 2017

WINNER: HELPMANN AWARD - BEST COMEDY PERFORMER  2016

NOMINEE: EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL - BEST COMEDY SHOW 2016

NOMINEE: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL  - BEST COMEDY SHOW 2016

NOMINEE: EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL -  BEST NEWCOMER 2015

WINNER: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL  - BEST NEWCOMER 2009

Press for It is I:

BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE RECOMMENDED 2023

★★★★★ "A raucous performance that is as political as it is personal"

TIME OUT MELBOURNE
 
★★★★.5 "Hilarious from start to finish…absolutely flawless…"

CHORTLE
 
★★★★ "Absolutely packed with elite gags"

THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★ "Another cheerfully explosive hour of affable invective"

THE WEE REVIEW

★★★★

ENTERTAINMENT NOW

★★★★

THE COMIC'S COMIC

★★★★

MERVYN SUTTER'S PICK OF THE FRINGE

Press for Past Shows

★★★★★ "[Ballard’s] material, most importantly, absolutely kills…It’s tightly paced, it’s perfectly delivered and it’s funny as hell…"

TIME OUT 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

CONTACT

Manager: Bríd Kirby  

brid@individualam.com

Live Work: Sojo McKenzie

sojo@individualam.com

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