25th June


Tom Ballard

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Tom Ballard
Tom Ballard

At the age of 21, Tom was invited to perform at numerous venues around the country, such as a mic in hand, the Comedy Store, Horden Pavillion and the Brisbane Powerhouse. He also has been the feature act at the RAW Comedy finals and was part of the star-studded Young Blood Comedy Tours. Tom is also a favourite at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

In April 2009, Tom brought his debut solo show, “Tom Ballard Is What He Is” to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was the youngest person ever to take out the prestigious Best Newcomer award. Tom was also nominated for a Golden Gibbo Award in the same year.

From 2010-2014 Tom hosted triple j breakfast, where he picked up a cult following that continues to grow today.

“Watch this boy: he’s going places.”
-The Age

“instincts of a comedian twice his age.”
-Chortle UK


Nikki Britton

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Nikki Britton
Nikki Britton

Nikki has spent the last year touring the country with the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, and launching the explosively successful one woman comedy, 51 Shades of Maggie Muff. As well as appearing on Wake Up (Channel 10), the Sydney Comedy Festival Opening Gala and at some of the country’s greatest comedy establishments, including the Sydney Opera House.

As well as pursuing acting and comedy, Nikki has a long history in Children’s Entertainment and has been Captain Starlight with the Starlight Children’s Foundation for the last 6 years. She also had a brief stint as Dorothy the Dinosaur, however, it is a chapter both Nikki and the gentlemen in the turtlenecks would rather forget…

“a breathlessly energetic force-of-nature performance”
-Chortle

“a stellar combination of pathos, silliness and observational humour”
-Herald Sun