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. 

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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.

youthprojects.org.au

123 – Stan Grant (Live at Yack Festival 2017) Pt. 2

This is part two of an interview I recorded live at the inaugural Yack Festival at Giant Dwarf a few weeks ago.

Stan Grant is a journalist, author and presenter who has worked all over the world for the likes of CNN, Sky News, SBS World News, NITV, the Guardian and the ABC. He is a Wiradjuri man who writes and speaks about race, racism and history in Australia, most recently in his Quarterly Essay released last year, The Australian Dream. He has just become the ABC’s Chief Asia Correspondent and will host a nightly discussion show on ABC News next year.

In this second part of our conversation, I ask Stan about one or two things I’ve heard about him and picked his brain on his critics, plus we take some questions from the floor. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to pick Stan’s brain. Big thanks to the Giant Dwarf and Yack for having us and to all the Sydney friends who came along.

Due to Tonightly (my cool TV show that you can watch every bloody night of the week!), I won’t be able to bring you another podcast for a little while I’m afraid. But hey, there’s a back catalogue of 121 episodes for you to enjoy at your leisure. YOU ARE WELCOME.

Check out #Tonightly please! 

@tonightly

on the ABC Comedy Facebook page

on the ABC Comedy YouTube Channel

on ABC iView 

subscribe to the highlights podcast

If you’re in Sydney you can register to come along to a taping of the show

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Quarterly Essay – The Australian Dream: Blood, History and Becoming by Stan Grant

It is a ‘damaging myth’ that Captain Cook discovered Australia by Stan Grant

Cause of the Week: The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (aief.com.au)

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122 – Stan Grant (Live at Yack Festival 2017) Pt. 1

Hello! I know this has been a long time coming. Apologies: I have been busy writing jokes about Bob Katter.

This is part one of an interview I recorded live at the inaugural Yack Festival at Giant Dwarf a few weeks ago.

Stan Grant is a journalist, author and presenter who has worked all over the world for the likes of CNN, Sky News, SBS World News, NITV, the Guardian and the ABC. He is a Wiradjuri man who writes and speaks about race, racism and history in Australia, most recently in his Quarterly Essay released last year, The Australian Dream. He has just become the ABC’s Chief Asia Correspondent and will host a nightly discussion show on ABC News next year.

This is a wide-ranging conversation about everything from the Taliban to North Korea to constitutional recognition to white guilt to history and victimhood. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to pick Stan’s brain. Big thanks to the Giant Dwarf and Yack for having us and to all the Sydney friends who came along.

Due to Tonightly (my cool TV show that you can watch every bloody night of the week!), I won’t be able to bring you another podcast for a little while I’m afraid. But hey, there’s a back catalogue of 121 episodes for you to enjoy at your leisure. YOU ARE WELCOME.

Check out #Tonightly please! 

@tonightly

on the ABC Comedy Facebook page

on the ABC Comedy YouTube Channel

on ABC iView 

subscribe to the highlights podcast

If you’re in Sydney you can register to come along to a taping of the show

Quarterly Essay – The Australian Dream: Blood, History and Becoming by Stan Grant

It is a ‘damaging myth’ that Captain Cook discovered Australia by Stan Grant

Cause of the Week: The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (aief.com.au)

Direct download           iTunes          libsyn