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Friday 22 March 2024 9.15pm

Nominee – The Melbourne Comedy Festival Award 2023 Tom Ballard is undeniably one of Australia’s comedians. That simply cannot be denied. He returns to Canberra 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 ★★★★½ “A relentless whirl of opinion, silliness, and increasingly bad-taste jokes against those who most deserve it.” – 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 Want to book in to see multiple exciting Canberra Comedy Festival shows at Canberra Theatre Centre? Give our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team a call on (02) 6275 2700 during our opening hours and they can assist in organising an amazing festival experience for you.  
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Friday 22 March 2024
9.15pm

Nominee – The Melbourne Comedy Festival Award 2023

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

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

Want to book in to see multiple exciting Canberra Comedy Festival shows at Canberra Theatre Centre? Give our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team a call on (02) 6275 2700 during our opening hours and they can assist in organising an amazing festival experience for you.

 


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TICKETING SYSTEM

Your experience matters to us. Be enlivened by the ease.

Canberra Theatre Centre is transitioning to a faster, easier ticketing system, and you may notice some changes when you next purchase tickets with us. Read more about the transition here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Comedy Festival

CATEGORY:
Comedy

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, with no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is not suitable for audiences aged 15 and under.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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