Speakers Profile - Tom Gleeson

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Tom Gleeson is one of Australia's favourite comedians. Besides his many TV appearances, he's been nominated for a Helpmann Award twice and wont he Piece of Wood Comedian's Choice Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 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. 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, 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 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.

2014 saw Tom bring his show Quality to the festival circuit, including his first solo show as Sydney's Enmore Theatre. The show went so well, he'll be performing his new festival show for 2015 at the Enmore once more. Tom does quality shows for quality people.