Tom Gleeson


Comedy, Hosts/MC's, Media

Tom Gleeson is one of Australia's favourite comedians. You may have seen him on Good News Week, The 7PM Project, Thank God You're Here, or on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. It's hard to turn on the television and not see the man. He is the cool, calm, funny bugger behind every desk on every panel show doing the rounds. However, it is performing live on stage where he really shines.

As a stand up, there is not much Tom hasn't done. He has performed several times at all three major comedy festivals in Melbourne, Edinburgh and Montreal, as well as the invite-only Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland. He's been nominated for a Helpmann Award twice and won the Piece of Wood Comedian's Choice Award at the 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Tom has performed at the Sydney Opera House, every capital city in Australia, London, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta as well as entertaining the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also selected to perform yearly as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow from 2001 – 2007.

Not content with conquering tv, radio and stand-up, Tom has also been published by UNSW Press with his book “Playing Poker with the SAS: A Comedy Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan”. This follows up his story “The Italian Job”. It appears in “Take Me With You” a collection of tales of long distance love edited by Sarah MacDonald for Random House.

TELEVISION

2011: Network Ten Good News World (Regular Cast)
2009-2011: Network Ten The 7PM Project (Regular Co-Host)
2008-11: Network Ten: Good News Week (Regular Panelist)
2009-11: Network Ten: The 7PM Project (Regular Co-Host)
2007-11: Channel Seven: The Morning Show (Regular Panelist)
2002-10: Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2009: Channel Seven: Thank God You’re Here (Contestant)
2001-09: Network Ten: Rove Live (Comedy Spot)
2008: Network Ten: Big Brother Big Mouth (Regular Panelist)
2006: Network Ten: Australia’s Brainiest Radio Star (Winner)
2003-04: Network Ten: Skithouse (Core Cast Member & Writer)
1999: ABC: O’Loghlin on Saturday Night (Cast Member & Writer)

RADIO

2009: Mix 101.1: Mix Mornings with Brig & Tom (Host with Brigitte Duclos)
2008: Mix 101.1: Mix Mornings with Brig, George & Tom (Host with Brigitte Duclos & George McEncroe)
2007: Mix 101.1: The Saturday Show (Host with Corinne Grant)
2004-05: Triple M: The Tom & Subby Show (Host with Subby Valentine)
2000-03: Triple J: The Tom & Subby Show (Host with Subby Valentine)

LIVE SHOWS

2011: Up Himself Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2010: Get It Into Ya! - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival
2009: Going at with a Big Stick - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2008: Tom-A-Thon - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe
2007: Tom On - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Opera House, Regional Tour
2006: Non Stop Tom - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Regional Tour
2005: Ginger Ninja - Solo Show, Edinburgh Fringe
2005: Tom & Subby - Festival Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2004: Ginger Ninja - Solo Show, Sydney Opera House
2004: Mainstream - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2003: Dry Ginger Male - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2002: Ginger Ninja - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2001: Pirate Copy - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe

OTHER NOTABLE LIVE WORK

2011: Just For Laughs Festival – Australia – Louis C.K (local support)
2011:
Montreal 'Just For Laughs' Comedy Festival
2011: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – Singapore
2011:
Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival Ireland
2010: Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival Ireland
2001-07: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2006-07: Entertained the Australian Troops in Iraq & Afghanistan
2006: Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Festival
2003: Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Festival

AWARDS

2011: Helpmann Award, Best Comedy Performer – Nomination
2008: Piece Of Wood Award. Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Winner
2007: Helpmann Award – Nomination
2004: Skithouse AFI Award – Nomination
2004: Australian Commercial Radio Award - Nomination

WRITING

2008: Playing Poker with the SAS: A Comedy Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan - UNSW Press
2005: The Italian Job a short story from Take Me With You, Edited by Sarah MacDonald Random House

CORPORATE

Various clients including:
The Victorian Premier’s Department,Target, The West Australian Inventor of the Year Awards, The Taxation Institute of Australia, Genesys Wealth Advisers, Optus, McDonalds, Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Hawthorn Football Club, St Kilda Football Club.

TESTIMONIALS

"Tom Gleeson was a huge hit at our 2013 Employee of the Year dinner. It was obvious that he had researched the audience and tailored his act to be relevant to them. The guests were in fits of laughter throughout the routine, and Tom was a consummate professional both onstage and off."
Cameron Tannock, HR Manager - Adelaide Casino

“His wit is lethal.”
Sydney Morning Herald

"Gleeson’s show is a winner."
The Age

“Quick-witted and charismatic.”
Daily Telegraph

"Tall-tale-telling manner that constantly engages."
The Age

“Tom Gleeson will definitely satisfy.”
Adelaide Advertiser

“People were literally holding their stomachs and rocking with laughter during Gleeson's show. The audience was hooked and honking with laughter.”
Adelaide Advertiser