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Tom Ballard

The World Keeps Happening


TUE 15–SUN 20 MARCH, 2016


Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Token Events

As heard on Triple J. As seen on The Project and Q&A.

What’s the deal with man’s inhumanity to man? How about those collective delusions about our mortality? Ever notice how society’s conditional thinking stimulates perpetual environmental chaos and suffering?

Much lol.

In 2015 Tom performed alongside Wanda Sykes and roasted Jimmy Carr in Montreal, made his critically-acclaimed debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, started a hit podcast and even hosted Q&A.

Now he has a new hour of dynamite stand up about how everything is sinister and confusing and on the verge of collapse. Come along and have a good old-fashioned laugh about it while you still can.

NOMINATED Best Newcomer, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015


Any time spent in Ballard’s company is never less than joyous...just laughs all the way.


Laugh-out loud moments of comic genius. ★★★★★


An act who has mastered his stage. ★★★★


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About the Show

Common Questions

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