Tom Ballard

Radio: Tom Ballard – Solastalgia, BBC Radio 4

The world is on fire and we're all going to die lol.

Recorded in his hometown of Melbourne, Solastalgia is the first Radio 4 stand-up special from award-winning Millennial Australian comedian Tom Ballard. It’s his terrified, emotional and hilarious response to the climate crisis - what it means, how it makes us feel, what if anything we can do about it, and whether any of it is funny.

He’ll even tell you what Solastalgia means.


News: Fight In The Dog Unveils Edinburgh Fringe Shows

Fight in the Dog, the production company co-founded by acclaimed writer and comic Liam Williams, will take its first stable of performers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, producing shows encompassing a wide range of comedy genres, theatre and variety.

The line-up includes Tom Ballard, Giants, Jon Pointing and Phoebe Walsh, formerly of sketch group Oyster Eyes. See below for details of Edinurgh shows and London previews.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Tom Ballard, Assembly George Square

Reviewed by Claire Smith.

Lamenting the state of the world while asking what on earth a young comic can do to change it has been something of a theme at this year’s Fringe. But Tom Ballard, who was an Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlisted newcomer last year and is one of the Best Show nominees this year, has an original take on the question.

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