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Tom Gleeson

Tom Gleeson is in every Aussie comedian's Top 5. A true master of the craft, he remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows.

He's performed at every major comedy festival in the world, been nominated for a Helpmann three times and the biggest stand up on the planet Louis CK chose Tom to be his support act for his Australian tour. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.

Tom is a core cast member of ABC TV’s The Weekly, and based on his stand out segment on that show, he now hosts his own smash hit quiz show on the ABC, Hard Quiz

Tom Gleeson

Comedian / Broadcaster

Tom Gleeson is one of Australia's favourite comedians. Besides his many TV appearances, he’s been nominated for a Helpmann Award three times and won the Piece of Wood Comedian’s Choice Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed several times at the two major comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, as well as the invite-only Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland. Oh yeah, and the biggest stand up on the planet Louis CK chose Tom to be his support act for his Australian tour. He is the comedian that comedians watch.

 

Tom regularly tours the country with his live shows, selling out venues in regional towns to the Sydney Opera House. He is a must-see act at comedy festivals in every Australian city, including his most recent show Cheer Up. In 2017, he also recorded a stand up special as part of the “One Night Stan” series for online streaming service Stan at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.

 

Tom has also performed extensively overseas in cities such as London, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta as well as entertaining the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Whilst continuing to tour the country with sell out shows, Tom is a regular on our television screens alongside Charlie Pickering and Kitty Flanagan on the award-winning ABC series, The Weekly. Charlie with the help of Kitty and Tom dissect the weeks’ events, and bring you the news with a twist.

 

Tom’s signature segment on The Weekly “Hard Chat”, where he grills politicians and celebrities, was so popular that the ABC gave him his own quiz show based on the format. Hard Quiz went to air in 2016 on the ABC and was a runaway success. The show will return for a second season in 2017.

 

 

Whip-smart and gobsmackingly shocking at times.” The Age


“Highly amusing and right on the money.”
Time Out


“The charming, smiling assassin strikes again.”
Herald Sun


“White-hot gags.”
The Age


“The truth is his show is comedy gold.”
Adelaide Advertiser


“Rapid-fire delivery, razor-sharp wit.”
Herald Sun


“Gleeson reveals himself to be the thinking man’s stand-up comic.”
Herald Sun
 

“His wit is lethal” Sydney Morning Herald

 

"Gleeson’s show is a winner" The Age

 

“Quick-witted and charismatic” Daily Telegraph

 

“He effortlessly converts energy into comedy” Herald Sun

 

"Tall-tale-telling manner that constantly engages" The Age

 

 

Television

2017 Stan One Night Stan - Tom Gleeson (Stand Up Special)
2017 ABC TV Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy Spot)
2016-17 ABC TV Hard Quiz (Host)
2016-17 ABC TV The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (regular cast memeber/writer)
2016 ABC TV Silvia's Italian Table (Guest)
2014-16 TV3 NZ 7 Days (Guest Panelist)
2014 ABC Media Circus (Guest)
2014 ABC TV Spicks and Specks
2014 Network Ten The Project (guest panelist)
2013 Network Ten This Week Live (co-host)
2013 TV3 NZ 7 Days (panelist)
2013 Network Ten The Project (guest)
2013 Network Ten The Australia Day Showdown 
2012 Go! The Beer Factor (Host)
2012 Network Ten Can of Worms (Guest)
2012 Channel Seven The Unbelievable Truths (Regular Panellist)
2012 Network Ten Montreal Comedy Festival Special (Comedy Spot)
2010-2012 TV3 NZ 7 Days (Regular Panellist)
2002-2012 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2011 Network Ten Good News World (Regular cast)
2009-2011 Network Ten The 7PM Project / The Project (2011) (Regular Co-Host)
2008-2011 Network Ten Good News Week (Regular Panellist)
2011 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate (Team Captain)
2011 ABC TV Warehouse Comedy Festival, Get It Into Ya, 30min Stand Up Special
2011 TV2 NZ Comedy Christmas Cracker Gala (Comedy Spot)
2011 TV2 NZ Stand Up for Christchurch (Comedy Spot)
2007-2011 Channel Seven The Morning Show (Regular Panellist)
2009 Channel Seven Thank God You’re Here (Contestant)
2001-2009 Network Ten Rove Live (Comedy Spot)
2008 Network Ten Big Brother Big Mouth (Regular Panellist)
2006 Network Ten Australia’s Brainiest Radio Star (Winner)
2003-2004 Network Ten Skithouse (Core Cast Member & Writer)
1999 ABC O’Loghlin on Saturday Night (Cast Member & Writer)

 

Radio

2016 Triple M Drive with Merrick Watts (Guest Co-Host)
2014 Nova 100  Drive Fill In
2009 Mix 101.1 Mix Mornings with Brig & Tom (Host with Brigitte Duclos)
2008 Mix 101.1 Mix Mornings with Brig, George & Tom (Host with Brigitte Duclos & George McEncroe)
2007 Mix 101.1 The Saturday Show (Host with Corinne Grant)
2004-2005 Triple M The Tom & Subby Show (Host with Subby Valentine)
2000-2003 Triple J The Tom & Subby Show (Host with Subby Valentine)

 

Live Shows

2017 Cheer Up - Solo Show, Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Lismore, Ten Days On The Island Hobart, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival 
2016 Great - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe, Ten Days on the Island Hobart, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Lorne Performing Arts Festival
2015 Tom Gleeson Live - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival
2014 Quality Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, 10 Days on the Island, Canberra Comedy Festival, Syudney Comedy Store, Ulladulla Comedy Festival
2013 Hello Bitches! Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store, The Classic NZ
2012 Good One Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival. Sydney Comedy Store
2011 Up Himself Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store, Newcastle City Hall, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
2010 Get It Into Ya! Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival
2009 Going at it with a Big Stick Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2008 Tom-A-Thon Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe
2007 Tom On Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Opera House, Regional Tour
2006 Non Stop Tom Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Regional Tour
2005 Ginger Ninja Solo Show Edinburgh Fringe
2005 Tom & Subby Festival Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2004 Ginger Ninja Solo Show Sydney Opera House
2004 Mainstream Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2003 Dry Ginger Male Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2002 Ginger Ninja Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2001 Pirate Copy Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe

 

Other Notable Live Work

2017 SCF Closing Night Gala (Host)
2015 SCF Opera House Gala (Host)
2014 Laugh Your Pants Off - Jupiters Casino (spot)
2014 JFL Sydney - Opera House (spot)
2014 Floriade Night Festival (solo show)
2014 SCF 10th Anniversary Gala (sport)
2014 SCF Cracker Night (Host)
2014 SCF Opening Night Gala (spot)
2014 NICF Oxfam Gala (spot)
2014 MICF Great Debate
2014 Canberra Comedy Festival Gala (spot)
2013-14 Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live - Townsville, Cairns, Perth, Bunbury, Albury, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Port Macquarie, Forster, Coffs Harbour
2013 5 Star Comedy Gala NZ
2013 NZ Comedy Festival Gala (spot)
2013 MICF Moosehead Awards (spot)
2013 Pictures of You Live Show (guest)
2013 MICF OPening Night Spectacular (Host)
2012 Just For Laughs Festival – Australia – The Nasty Show (comedy spot)
2011 Just For Laughs Festival – Australia – Louis C.K. (local support)
2011 Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Festival
2011 Melbourne I’ntl Comedy Festival Roadshow – Hong Kong
2010-2011 Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival Ireland
2010-2010 P&O Comedy Cruises – regular headline comedian
2001-2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2006-2007 Entertained the Australian Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan
2006 Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Festival
2003 Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Festival

 

Awards

2014 Helpmann Award - Nomination for Best Comedy Performer
2011 Helpmann Award – Nomination for Best Comedy Performer
2008 Piece Of Wood Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Winner
2007 Helpmann Award – Nomination for Best Comedy Performer
2004 Skithouse AFI Award – Nomination
2004 Australian Commercial Radio Award - Nomination

 

Writing

2008 Playing Poker with the SAS: A Comedy Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan - UNSW Press
2005 The Italian Job a short story from Take Me With You Edited by Sarah MacDonald Random House

 

Recordings

2014 DVD

Quality and Hello Bitches Double DVD

2011 DVD Tom Gleeson, Get it into Ya! Warehouse Comedy Festival, Madman Entertainment

 

Corporate

Various clients including:

The Victorian Premier’s Department, Target, The West Australian Inventor of the Year Awards, The Taxation Institute of Australia, Genesys Wealth Advisers, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, Clipsal 500, Lenovo, QLD Urban Utilities, Elders, Mitre 10, Optus, McDonalds, Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Hawthorn, St Kilda, Essendon and Melbourne Football Clubs, VISY, Storage King, Fosters, Fairfax, P&O, CBA, NAB and the Property Council of Australia.

 

 

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Last updated: June 2017