Tom Ballard

"An entertaining, informed and damn funny trip around the zeitgeist from a compelling and spirited comedian"
- Chortle

Tom Ballard is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, broadcaster, philanthropist and philanderer.

He co-hosted the triple j breakfast show for four years and won an ARIA for his trouble and in 2014 he got his own shiny panel show Reality Check for ABC TV. Tom has fronted SBS’s coverage of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras three times and has guest hosted ABC TV’s Q&A.

2016 brought Tom Ballard nominations for Best Show at both the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, aka the two biggest live comedy awards in the world.

He also nabbed the inaugural Pinder Prize (a grant named in honour of comedy impresario John Pinder), made his American television debut on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and took out the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer.

Tom’s podcast Like I’m A Six-Year-Old continues to grow from strength to strength and at the end of 2016 he appeared in SBS’s ground-breaking series First Contact.

Tom is one of the country’s most exciting and insightful voices.