NOMINATED The lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award 2016
WINNER Best Comedy Performer – Helpmann Award 2016
WINNER Pinder Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival 2016
NOMINATED Barry Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival 2016
How about those collective delusions about our mortality? Ever notice how society’s conditional thinking stimulates perpetual environmental chaos and suffering? Much LOL.
Tom Ballard, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Best Show nominee, arrives to the SOHO Theatre with his brand new hour of stand up, The World Keeps Happening. Tom doesn’t like to brag, but it’s fair to say that right now he’s doing quite well. The 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival brought him a nomination for Best Show, a new fan in Barry Humphries and the inaugural Pinder Prize: a grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder
Chortle has described The World Keeps Happening as a ‘vitally relevant show, boasting plenty of excellent routines underpinned by a biting wit and fierce social conscience’. It is Tom’s response to all that global chaos you’ve probably been noticing lately: terrorism, drugs, neoliberalism, the refugee crisis, all that.
Tom has big fat opinions and big fat jokes to match.
Don’t miss seeing one of Australia’s most exciting and insightful voices live onstage
Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 16+
‘Engaged, conscientious and consistently, archly funny, Ballard is precisely the sort of political commentator the world needs.’ Scotsman, 2016
‘Witty, laugh-out-loud hilarity’
Ed Fest Mag, 2016
‘Laugh-out loud moments of comic genius.’
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
‘Ballard is primed to be at the forefront of a new generation of politically motivated comics, and you couldn’t want for a more dynamic poster boy.’