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’ll be hosting the forthcoming tonightly on abc comedy.

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.

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Comedy For Good @ MICF 2018

I am doing just two shows at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. They will feature me and a bunch of very very funny friends telling jokes to raise money for youth homelessness.

They’re happening Saturdays April 14th & 21st at the Melbourne Town Hall at 5:15pm. 



Want to laugh AND help? Now you can!

Join the host of the “hit” show Tonightly with Tom Ballard as he gets the finest acts in town together to tell lots of very very funny jokes and raise cash for at-risk young people.

These gigs happen when other people are nice enough to help Tom organise them and then he can take all the credit. Previous shows have raised thousands of dollars for Refugee Legal and the Human Rights Centre and have featured the likes of Judith Lucy, Daniel Kitson, Tom Gleeson, David O’Doherty, Cal Wilson, Nick Cody, Dilruk Jayasinha and many other legends of that calibre.

Who KNOWS who will join Tom onstage in 2018!

(At time of writing, Tom does not know. He’ll get onto sorting that out.)

All the proceeds raised will go towards Youth Projects, a brilliant charity dedicated to helping young people in Melbourne who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

Each show will feature a different line-up so yes you can come to both and you won’t get bored and you’ll be very cool because you’ll be chipping in even more dosh for such a great cause.

These shows will sell out and will be the only Ballard-y appearances at this year’s MICF, so please do get onto it ASAP. Thank you. Goodbye.