Tom Gleeson is a gold-plated comedy superstar, helming ratings smashes and filling big theatres across the country.
Tom Gleeson is a true master of the craft. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.
He’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world and has multiple nominations for Logies, AACTAs, ARIAs and Helpmanns.
Tom has been at the face end of a microphone for more than twenty years as one of the country’s best loved stand-up comedians. He’s played rowdy RSL’s and filled the Sydney Opera House, slaying audiences and destroying hecklers as you would expect from one of our best.
On ABC-TV’s The Weekly, Tom’s segment Hard Chat took aim at everyone from Karl Stephanovic to Sophie Monk, Barnesy, the Proclaimers and Albo. Hard Chat begat Hard Quiz which not only blitzes the ratings into its eighth season but also earned Tom Australian television’s gong of gongs – the Gold Logie, which rubs against his AACTA, ARIA and Helpmann Awards on his very crowded trophy shelf. Hard Quiz is such a success it translates to all ages and languages.
Tom recorded a special Hard Quiz Kids episode and Dutch company SkyHighTV released their version: Hard Spel in 2020 to delighted viewers. This year Tom is taking Hard Quiz Live on the road, where he will let audience members take a shot at winning the infamous brass mug, if they’re game.
In 2019, Tom won the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Australian television for hosting Australia’s highest rating game show, Hard Quiz. He was also a core cast member of the two-time AACTA award winning The Weekly and placed third on the cultural power list by the Australian Financial Review.
His most recent award-winning show, Lighten Up toured across the country in 2020 and 2021 to sold out crowds and five-star reviews.
Now Tom has taken his natural disdain for the general public and applied it to his fellow comedians as the host of the new Network Ten series, Taskmaster which premiered in 2023.