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.

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Here she is: my brand new show for 2024, GOOD POINT WELL MADE.

Nominee – The Melbourne Comedy Festival Award 2023

Tom Ballard is undeniably one of Australia’s comedians. That simply cannot be denied.

He returns to Melbourne in 2024 with a brand-new hour of stand up, featuring electric zingers and incredible points being made with expert precision. It’ll make you laugh and cry and laugh and think and laugh again, then it’ll make you gasp and laugh and feel alive and laugh and ponder things and laugh some more.

In 2023, he toured his show IT IS I across Australia and the world. Picking up rave reviews, a Melbourne Comedy Festival Most Outstanding Show nomination, sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and an invitation to perform alongside Eddie Izzard at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival along the way.

(People even seemed to like the show in England, even though it involved him yelling rude things about the Queen for over half an hour.)

On top of all that, Tom appeared as lovable sweetheart/terrible cop Constable Sven Alderman in the hit Prime Video series Deadloch, cohosted his weekly political podcast Serious Danger, and began the process of cooking up even fresher and gooder jokes about everything that’s going on with the world, etc.

Winner – Best Comedy Performer, Helpmann Award 2016

Winner – Best Local Show, Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

“A raucous performance that is political as it is personal.” ★★★★★ Time Out, 2023

“A relentless whirl of opinion, silliness, and increasingly bad-taste jokes against those who most deserve it.” ★★★★½ Chortle, 2023

“A very strong hour of acerbic comedy with a socialist bent.” ★★★★ The Age, 2023

“Absolutely packed with elite gags” ★★★★ The Scotsman, 2023

“Tom Ballard runs on anger.” The Australian

Tickets for shows in FISH CREEK GOLD COAST | CAIRNS | ADELAIDE | CANBERRA| MELBOURNE | PERTH | SYDNEY are on sale now, with more to be announced soon.

Book now!