Tom Gleeson

"If there was such an event at the mythical Comedy Olympics - Gleeson could take on hecklers for Australia"
- Herald Sun

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 and has been nominated for a Helpmann three times. 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.

In 2019, Tom won the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Australian television.

Tom is currently touring his brand new live show Lighten Up. Tour dates and ticket details can be found here.

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Other Notable Live Work
  • Awards
  • Writing
  • Recordings
  • Corporate

2016-19 – ABC TV: Hard Quiz (Host)

2015-19 – ABC TV: The Weekly With Charlie Pickering (regular cast member/writer)

2016-19 – ABC TV: The Yearly with Charlie Pickering (Cast member/writer)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Host)

2019 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Panellist)

2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)

2018 – Network Ten: Bring Back…Saturday Night – Pilot (Comedy Spot)

2018 – Network Ten: Studio 10 (Guest Co-Host)

2017 – Stan: One Night Stan – Tom Gleeson (Stand Up Special)

2017 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy Spot)

2016 – TV3 NZ: 7 Days (Guest)

2016 – ABC TV: Silvia’s Italian Table (Guest)

2014 – ABC TV: Media Circus (panellist)

2014 – TV3 NZ: 7 Days (panellist)

2014 – ABC TV: Spicks and Specks

2014 – Network Ten: The Project (guest panellist)

2013 – Network Ten: This Week Live (Co-Host)

2013 – TV3 NZ: 7 Days (panellist)

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)

2016 – Triple M: Drive with Merrick Watts (Guest Co-Host)

2014 – Nova 969: 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)

2019 – Joy Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, QPAC Brisbane, Wyndham, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Spiegeltent Wollongong, Spiegeltent Gold Coast, Newcastle, North Australian Arts Festival Townsville, Darwin Festival, Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre

2018 – Sure Thing Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canberra, Sydney Comedy Festival, Spiegeltent Wollongong, Spiegeltent Geelong

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, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2014 – Quality Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre, Sydney Comedy Festival, 10 Days on the Island, Canberra Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store, Ulladulla Comedy Festival

2013 – Hello Bitches! Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Perth International 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

2017-19: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Regular regional shows around Australia.

2017: SCF Closing Night Gala (Host)

2015: SCF Opera House Gala (Host)

2014: JFL Sydney – Opera House (spot)

2014: Floriade Night Festival (solo show)

2014: SCF 10th Anniversary Gala (spot)

2014: SCF Cracker Night (Host)

2014: SCF Opening Night Gala (spot)

2014: MICF Oxfam Gala (spot)

2014: MICF Great Debate

2014: Canberra Comedy Festival Gala (spot)

2014: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Port Macquarie, Forster, Coffs Harbour

2014: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Hawthorn Arts Centre

2014: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Bunbury and Albury

2013: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Townsville and Cairns

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: 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

2019: Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television – Winner

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

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

 

2014 – DVD: Quality and Hello Bitches Double DVD

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

 

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