hello there.

my name’s tom and i’m an australian comedian doing his best.

i used to cohost the breakfast show on triple j,  i hosted my own late-night tv show tonightly with tom ballard and i regularly travel all over the world performing stand-up comedy.

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244 – Luke Hilakari

Luke Hilakari has been the Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council since 2014. He’s been a Labor member since he turned 18 and has played a key role in electing (and re-electing) the Andrew Labor government and fighting for marriage equality and workers’ rights.

In light of all the BATSHIT anti-vax protesting that’s been going on in Melbourne of late, I wanted to ask Luke about the presence of anti-vax organising within the labour movement, why some workers might be attracted to this ideology and what can be done about it.

We also discuss the class war that the pandemic has shone a light on, solidarity, why strikes are beautiful, spanking the Labor Party and how the union movement will be approaching the upcoming election.

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I’m recording a stand up special at Chapel Off Chapel in early December



ARTICLE: We need a royal commission into the organised far-right in Australia by Luke Hilakari

ARTICLE: Has solidarity succumbed to the rise of rage? by Waleed Aly

Labor’s policy’s on workers’ rights for the upcoming election

Trades Hall’s Sticking Together book

Cause of the Week: Australians For A Murdoch Royal Commission (murdochroyalcommission.org.au)

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Live Recording @ Chapel Off Chapel


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Melbourne mates, I’m doing two shows at the lovely Chapel Off Chapel, one of which is going to be filmed for a thing.

They’re happening on Tuesday December 7th & Thursday 9th. Please come along yes yes.


Come watch Tom fix everything by yelling his best jokes in a nice room in front of cameras. Please.


“A true barbarian.”

– Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun


“Much of his stand up is about as funny as listening to a recording of one of Joe Stalin’s four-hour rants.”

– Gerard Henderson, The Australian


“It’s an hour of absolutely hilarious white-hot rage.★★★★★ 

– Time Out


“Has as a frankly ridiculous ability to hit all his marks and deftly detonate every punchline. ★★★★½ 

– The Age


“Ballard delivers an absolute comedy masterclass.★★★★★”

– Beat


“Unrelenting and uproarious.★★★★½ 

– Chortle [UK]