Tom Ballard
Tom Ballard

Tom Ballard

  • 34 years old
  • Australian
  • Writer and stand-up comedian

Press clippings

A bot walks into a bar ... Edinburgh fringe performers use AI to write jokes

All aspects of artificial intelligence will get the comic treatment at this summer's festival.

Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian, 30th July 2023

Edinburgh Fringe 10x10: Ten wonders from down under

Top shows Chortle previously reviewed in Australia.

Chortle, 20th July 2023

Edinburgh Fringe 10x10: Ten shows that touch on AI

Technology might prove to be the downfall of all mankind, but here are ten Edinburgh Fringe shows featuring AI and other robots to keep you laughing as it does...

Chortle, 15th July 2023

Live review: Tom Ballard - Enough - Soho Theatre

Australian Ballard's over in the UK for two years, performing stand up and examining just how not only his own but all of our lives have gone pretty damn wrong.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 6th September 2019

Review - Tom Ballard: Enough at Soho Theatre

We are likely to be seeing more of Ballard in the UK. During the show, he reveals that he's now in the country on a two-year working visa.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 3rd September 2019

8 white dues worth seeing at the 2019 Fringe

Anyone who has ever read a listicle in Chortle will have a decent impression of how white and male comedy is as an industry. It can be difficult, when faced with such overwhelming hegemony, to tell which shows are going to be brilliant compared to the ones that are just someone complaining about living life on easy mode.

Blizzard Comedy, 12th August 2019

Tom Ballard recalls his most memorable gigs

Heckled by editing.

Tom Ballard, Chortle, 11th August 2019

What's the most disgusting fart you ever did in public?

...and what were the repercussions?

Chortle, 4th August 2019

If you had to sex with an animal, which one & why?

Today's Emergency Question.

Chortle, 1st August 2019

Who was the first person you remember fancying?

Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions.

Chortle, 28th July 2019

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