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  • Brisbane-Powerhouse-Tom-Ballard-Problematic-2017

Comedy

Tom Ballard

Problematic

Dates

TUE 21–SUN 26 MARCH, 2017

Tickets

$25–$35*
Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival and Token Events

A funny show about whether anything can be funny anymore.

Tom Ballard doesn’t like to brag, but he is desperate for validation, so let’s talk about his achievements. 2016 brought him nominations for Best Show at both the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, aka the two biggest live comedy awards in the world.

No biggie.

He also nabbed the inaugural Pinder Prize (a grant named in honour of comedy impresario John Pinder), made his American television debut on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and took out the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer.

Simply put, Tom Ballard is a very funny and very interesting comedian. Don’t miss seeing one of the country’s most exciting and insightful voices live onstage as he tackles everything from PC to outrage culture to race relations.

NOMINEE Barry Award for Best Show Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2016
NOMINEE Best Comedy Edinburgh Fringe, 2016
WINNER Helpmann Award, Best Comedy Performer, 2016

 

 

Reviews

A vitally relevant show, boasting plenty of excellent routines underpinned by a biting wit and fierce social conscience

Chortle

Social Kit

About the Show

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Locations, Directions + Transport page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our First Time Visitors page.

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See an exhibition
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Accommodation
There are a number of hotels and hostels located within a short distance to Brisbane Powerhouse. These include Emporium Hotel, Limes Hotel, Edward Lodge, Kirribilli Apartments, Prince Consort Backpackers and Bunk Backpackers. For more information on travel and accommodation visitbrisbane.com