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ABC axes Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ saying it needs a fresh approach

ABC axes Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ saying it needs a fresh approach

The ABC has announced that Tom Ballard’s show Tonightly will come to an end in September and a “fresh approach” is needed. Tonightly began last December and has broadcast Monday to Thursday on the ABC’s Comedy channel, the Wednesday edition also airs on the broadcasters main channel. Earlier this year comedian Dan Illic took over as the […]

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Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ cleared by watchdog for repetitively saying “c**t”

Tom Ballard’s ‘Tonightly’ cleared by watchdog for repetitively  saying “c**t”

The Australian Communication and Media Authority has released it’s findings into complaints about a sketch that aired on the ABC’s comedy show Tonightly. In the lead-up to the Batman by-election host Tom Ballard and comedian Greg Larson delivered a sketch that focused on the controversial history of the man the electorate was named after John Batman. […]

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Comedian JooYung Roberts comes forward as Tom Ballard’s accuser

Adelaide based comedian JooYung Roberts has come forward as the man accusing fellow comedian Tom Ballard of an alleged sexual assault. Roberts posted a statement to his Twitter account saying he was not afraid to be identified, alongside the hashtag #metoo. “I am Tom Ballard’s accuser. I understand that it can be difficult to know […]

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Tom Ballard strongly denies sexual assault allegations

Tom Ballard strongly denies sexual assault allegations

ABC TV presenter Tom Ballard has denied he sexually assaulted an aspiring comedian four years ago and said hearing the allegation had been a distressing experience. In a statement posted on his website Ballard said he became aware of the accusation about six months ago, but had decided to make a public statement after the […]

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Tonightly with Tom Ballard returns next month

Tonightly with Tom Ballard returns next month

Comedian Tom Ballard returns to ABC this June with a new reporter and a new time slot. Tonightly with Tom Ballard returns after a two-month hiatus, despite protests from members of parliament who were offended by jokes on the show’s original run. “After a short, definitely-not-government-mandates hiatus, Tonightly with Tom Ballard is back from Monday June […]

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Rugby boss says Folau could have put a “positive spin” on his message

Rugby boss says Folau could have put a “positive spin” on his message

Sportsman Israel Folau met with Rugby bosses yesterday to discuss the recent furor over his social media post that proclaimed gay people will go to “hell” unless they “repent” for their sins. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle and Andrew Hore, the CEO of Folau’s team the New South Wales Waratahs, met with the player […]

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Communications Minister says Tom Ballard’s show went too far

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield says comedian Tom Ballard’s Tonightly show went too far when it labeled aspiring Australian Conservatives politician Kevin Bailey a ‘c***’ Last week the show featured a segment where Ballard interviewed regular Tonightly contributor Greg Larsen, who was playing the part of a representative from the Australian Electoral Commission. Discussing the by […]

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Tom Ballard visits the ACL National Conference

Tom Ballard visits the ACL National Conference

Tom Ballard’s new nightly comedy show Tonightly seems to be finding its feet. The first few episodes last week felt a little uneven, but now the comedians daily look at the news cycle seems to be hitting its stride. Recently the show featured a humorous segment where Ballard dropped by the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference. Ballard […]

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Tom Ballard to return to TV with new nightly comedy show

Comedian Tom Ballard will return to television, hosting an innovative new nightly show for the ABC. The broadcaster has just announced their ABC2 channel will be rebranded as ABC Comedy and be dedicated to all things funny. Launching in December ABC Comedy promises to  be a new multi-platform brand that spans a TV channel, ABC […]

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Fringe World 2017: Our top shows from this year’s festival

Fringe World 2017: Our top shows from this year’s festival

Fringe World will start packing up the spiegeltents for 2017 as the festival draws to a close this evening with its final round of shows. Bigger and better than ever, Fringe World brought artists from all across the world to dazzle us with their incredible talents and out-of-the-box concepts that make the festival so wonderful. […]

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