Tom Gleeson has added a second show in Canberra after tickets to his brand-new hour of comedy were snapped up quickly by the nation’s capital.

Fresh from sold out runs around Australia, Tom is bringing Cheer Up to the Canberra Theatre Centre for one night only, with the second show added for 8.45pm, Saturday 19 August.

“I had no idea how popular I was in the bloated public service. So now I’m doing two shows in one night to meet my efficiency dividend,” Tom says.

Self-assured, razor-sharp and lightning-fast in his ability to take down any heckler, there is no other comedian that can command the stand-up stage quite like Tom. His wit and ability to tackle any topic have earned him the reputation as one of Australia’s most loved comedians.

Off the stage and onto the screen, over the past year, Tom has continued his key role hosting Hard Chat on ABC TV’s award-winning show The Weekly, taking no prisoners and asking well-known celebrities and personalities the awkwardly hilarious questions that no one else would dare to. The segment was so popular Tom went on to host his very own quiz show, Hard Quiz on ABC TV, grilling contestants alike with his signature derisive style. Just like everything Tom touches, the result was comedy gold.

With one night only to Cheer Up Canberra, get yourself a ticket to Tom’s show. You’ll be a happier person.



What can people expect from Cheer Up this weekend? 

They can expect the show to sell out, so buy a bloody ticket now. Canberra is the last stop on a national tour so they can expect a razor-sharp show. I also invite the audience to yell out at the end what they did and didn’t believe, so it’s a chance to get your heckle on.

What are you looking forward to most about coming to the nation’s capital? 

The fancy restaurants. Ever since the Good Food Guide took Canberra out of the “regional” section and gave you your own section, so many great places have popped up.

What will you be getting up to in your spare time in Canberra? 

I’m going to watch my nephew play Aussie Rules on Saturday morning. I might heckle him from the sidelines, then he can heckle me at the show so we’re even.


For your chance to WIN a double pass to the show on Saturday night tell us in 25 words or less, “Which is your favourite Tom Gleeson Hard Chat interview and why?” 

Competition Entry