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.

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 by 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.


Latest News

235 – Senator Mehreen Faruqi

Mehreen Faruqi has been a Greens senator for NSW since 2017. Her memoir Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud was released in July, describing her life, politics and reflections on being a progressive and outspoken migrant in Australia.

Here Mehreen and I discuss how her perceptions of what Australia is have changed over the past thirty years, her thoughts on compromise and incrementalism and the Greens’ role in pushing big bold ideas, as well as her desire to see a “feminist, anti-racist Australia”.

(Sincere apologies for the long time between podcast episodes, everyone: I have been going LOOPY in lockdown and have been having a bit of a rough trot that stopped me doing very much at all. I am much better now though thank you. I hope you are ok too. The end. As you were.)

Join the LIASYO Facebook group here please and thank you

My two shows and special filming at Chapel Off Chapel have been rescheduled to October 8th & 9th

WE ARE ALL IN THIS is scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival in November



Mehreen’s book Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud is out now through Allen & Unwin

ARTICLE: Coalition supports Pauline Hanson motion to ban critical race theory teachings 

My episode with outgoing Greens Senator Rachel Siewert

Cause of the Week: Greyhound Rescue (greyhoundrescue.com.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 Thursday October 7th & Friday 8th. 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]


Hello. It’s my new show for 2021 and it will officially restore comedy.

In this time of fire, plague and the stupid internet, “we” are “all” “in this” “together” (?).

In 2019, Tom sold out shows all over the world, received critical acclaim and annoyed a lot of Baby Boomers on Facebook. In 2020, he took some time off and wrote a book.

Now he has a brand-new show full of jokes about our cooked planet, the bad people in power and his sex life. Plus some outrage.

“A blistering hour of motor-mouthed, slick-as-black-ice comedy.” ★★★★½ Herald Sun

“Will have you laughing til it hurts.” ★★★★½ The Age



MARCH 24th to APRIL 18th  




MAY 7th & 8th




MAY 29th




NOVEMBER 2nd to 7th

Book here.