Ever since he played the role of Blitzen in a local amateur production of Rock'n'Roll Santa back in 1997 in his home town of Warrnambool, Tom Ballard's comedy career has been on a steady decline. Having overcome serious sex and chocolate milk addictions at 14, Ballard managed to become a three-time Class Clowns National Finalist and a RAW National Finalist by 2006.
On the strength of his RAW performance, Tom was offered work with national youth radio network, triple j, where he now presents the Saturday breakfast show with his silly friend, Alex Dyson.
Tom was one quarter of the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Comedy Zone, a showcase of the best up and coming talent in the country as selected by the festival. The Melbourne Age described him as "lanky".
Tom's mum thinks he's quite funny, but wishes he wouldn't swear quite as much as he does.
Let's see if he can contain his potty-mouth in his next show. It's Friday September 25th to Saturday October 11th as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival entitled Tom Ballard – Several Nights Only!. It will be on at the North Melbourne Town Hall at 8:00pm every night except Mondays.
Tom has decided that it will be okay and it would be nice if you or others were to come.
Click here to listen to Tom with the Hump Day Crew.
Check out Tom's website too. It's http://www.tomballard.com.au/