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.”
“instincts of a comedian twice his age.”