Former Triple J breakfast host Tom Ballard became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious Melbourne Festival ‘Best Newcomer Award‘. Tom has since performed at the invite only Montreal ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Festival’, The Edinburgh Festival, and every comedy festival around Australia. You may have also seen him telling jokes on ‘Good News Week’, ‘Spicks’n’Specks’, Adam Hills in ‘Gordon Street Tonight’, ‘Can of Worms’, ‘The Circle’, ‘Triple J TV’, ABC’s ‘The Drum’, as co-host of ABC TV’s broadcast of ‘Raw Comedy 2011′ with Hannah Gadsby. He also appears regularly as Network 10’s ‘The Project‘ as resident expert and hosts ABC’s ‘Reality Check’
”Excellent unflinching and at times brutally funny. His natural poise and charming on-stage persona means he appears likely to have a long career ahead”– The Age
”A comedian rightly being touted as one of Australia’s finest new talents”– Chortle [UK]
“Ballard’s material most importantly absolutely kills. It’s tightly paced it’s perfectly delivered and it’s funny as hell”– TimeOut Sydney
“Consistently acutely hilarious”– Herald Sun
With Chris North – Chris is a Radio Announcer and Stand Up Comedian. He can be regularly heard in Sydney on Triple M. He has worked as a presenter, producer and writer in both Radio and Television.
Taking to stand-up in 2001, Chris ended the year as a NSW State Finalist in the ‘Melbourne International Comedy Festival, later Chris was dubbed Winner of the NSW Triple J Raw Comedy Competition.Chris’s National Final performance received a Special Mention at that year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
While frequently appearing on Sydney’s stand-up comedy circuit, he is also heard nationally and internationally as a writer, producer and performer of comedy sketches, parody songs and drop-ins for the American and Australian Comedy Network’s Radio Prep Services.
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