AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

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AADA 2024 Speaker

Tom Gleeson

Australian Comedian and Writer

Tom Gleeson is one of Australia’s favourite comedians. Besides his many TV appearances, he’s been nominated for a Helpmann Award three times and won the Piece of Wood Comedian’s Choice Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed several times at the two major comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, as well as the invite-only Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland. Oh yeah, and the biggest stand up on the planet Louis CK chose Tom to be his support act for his Australian tour. He is the comedian comedians watch.

Tom has performed at the Sydney Opera House, in every capital city in Australia, in London, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta as well as entertaining the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

Tom is the host of the highly successful ABC quiz show Hard Quiz, based on his popular Hard Chat segment on The Weekly.

In 2019, Tom won the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Australian television.

Tom Gleeson is appearing in the following sessions.
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A Laugh-Out-Loud Experience with Tom Gleeson Get ready for an afternoon of laughter and entertainment as we welcome the acclaimed comedian, Tom Gleeson, to the 2024 carsales Luncheon at AADA. Event Highlights: A...