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hello there! my name’s tom and i’m an australian comedian just trying to find his way in this crazy world.

i used to cohost the triple j breakfast show, tom & alex, i do quite a bit of live stand up, and i hosted the show reality check on abc tv.

welcome to my website. here you can find out a little bit more about me, read my blog, check out any upcoming gigs i may have, check out my free podcastsign up to the mailing list and just generally have a good time.

if at any point you feel bored or disinterested in this site’s content and would prefer the excitement and giddy thrills of youtube or online pornography, i suggest opening some new tabs and having the best of both worlds.

cheers.

 

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14 – Robin Ince

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I was happier than a pig in shit to have a chat with comedian Robin Ince last week. I’ve been a fan of Robin’s comedy ever since I saw him supporting Ricky Gervais on his tour DVDs years ago and his recent work has really excited me as an atheist and as a (very novice) student of science.

Robin is in the country touring his Happiness Through Science show in association with the Atheist Foundation of Australia, critiquing silly religious ideas and celebrating the natural world through jokes. We talked and laughed about Australia’s religiosity, Robin’s journey to and conception of atheism, the “great big tumour of existence”, the danger of dogma, morality, Islam, the quantum qualities of plants, having children and whether or not he actually has sat on ham.

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Robin’s Happiness Through Science tour in Australia

The Sunday Assembly 

Dignity In Dying 

Robin’s TEDx Talk: The Mind Is A Choas Of Delight 

Cause of the Week: Water Aid (wateraid.org/au)

 

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Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred in 2015

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My 2015 stand up show is called Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred and I think it’s going to be my BEST ONE YET or whatever else you need to hear in order to come along and watch it (please).

I did an early version of the show at the Sydney Fringe Festival and that was a bunch of fun, and now I am tinkering around with it to make it the best it that it can be. It’s about a bad thing that happened to me in a taxi in Newcastle, as well as loneliness, sex, love, labels and finding the courage to be yourself.

Hope to see you guys there.

 

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL @ THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS (STUDIO 7)

Friday Feb 13th – Sunday March 1st, 8:30pm (no show Monday Feb 16th). Tickets available here.

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BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL @ THE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE (VISY THEATRE)

Tuesday March 10th – Sunday March 15th, 8:45pm (7:15pm Sunday). Tickets available here.

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL @ THE SWISS CLUB

Thursday March 26th – Sunday April 19th, 8:15pm (7:15pm Sundays. Wheelchair-accessible show Monday 30th March. AUSLAN interpreted show Wednesday April 8th). Tickets available here.

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SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL @ THE COMEDY STORE

2 shows only! Thursday April 30th & Friday May 1st, 7pm. Tickets available here.

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PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL @ MT LAWLEY BOWLING CLUB 

Wednesday May 13th – Saturday 16th May, 8:15pm. Tickets available here.

WATCH: Fully Furnished

 

Behold! The web series pilot that Tommy Dassalo and I have been working on for the past 7 or so months.

It is our Chinese Democracy.

We think it’s dumb and funny and original and I’d love you to watch it and maybe even share it amongst your friends and loved ones if you get the chance.

If you’d like to get more of an insight into our DEEP AND INVOLVED CREATIVE PROCESS, jump on over to the SBS Comedy website here.