|Tonightly with Tom Ballard|
|Presented by||Tom Ballard|
Greta Lee Jackson
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||160|
|Production locations||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||ABC Comedy|
|Original release||4 December 2017 –|
7 September 2018
Tonightly with Tom Ballard was an Australian comedy entertainment show presented by comedian Tom Ballard and regular contributors Bridie Connell, Greg Larsen, Greta Lee Jackson and Nina Oyama. It aired on ABC Comedy from 4 December 2017 until 7 September 2018.The show was described as an "irreverent, fast-paced" look at the day in news and culture, with Ballard calling it "undergraduate filth". Tonightly with Tom Ballard was filmed a few hours before broadcast in Ultimo, a suburb in Sydney's inner-city.
An early review of Tonightly with Tom Ballard was positive, saying "the writing is top notch, the performances strong and getting stronger, and the filmed inserts are beautifully realised."
The show was criticised after a skit called Kevin Bailey, the candidate for the Australian Conservatives in the Batman by-election, 2018, a cunt, with the leader of the party, Cory Bernardi, and the Education Minister, Simon Birmingham calling for someone to lose their job over it,and the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield asking for an investigation and an apology to Mr Bailey. The ABC later personally apologised to Mr Bailey, but defended the decision to air the segment, while expressions of support for the show were made by Joe Hildebrand, Wil Anderson and Annabel Crabb.
In August 2018, the show received criticism for a musical segment which highlighted perceived contradictions between Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Christian faith and his actions as a politician.The ABC rejected the suggestion that the segment "attack[ed]" Morrison's religion or religious beliefs, stating that "[m]ost viewers would understand the skit to be a satirical way of examining the relationship between such beliefs and government policies on asylum seekers".
'Sex Pest', a song from the series performed by Bridie Connell and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, won the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release.Tonightly Albumly, a collection of original songs from the series' run, was released on all digital services via ABC Music.
In mid-August 2018 it was announced that Tonightly with Tom Ballard would be dropped from the ABC line up and would air for the last time on 7 September 2018.
This is a list of episodes for Tonightly with Tom Ballard which aired on ABC Comedy from December 4, 2017, to September 7, 2018.
|1||Monday, December 4, 2017||Gardening with Greta|
|2||Tuesday, December 5, 2017||Tom looks at the Parliament House fence|
|3||Wednesday, December 6, 2017||Year In Review: Same Sex Marriage|
|4||Thursday, December 7, 2017||Tracey Spicer|
|5||Friday, December 8, 2017||Best of the week.|
|6||Monday, December 11, 2017||Year in Review: WA-XIT|
|7||Tuesday, December 12, 2017||Tom goes to the Australian Christian Lobby conference. Christmas song.|
|8||Wednesday, December 13, 2017||Warren Mundine||Tom interviews Senators Derryn Hinch, Sam Dastyari, Eric Abetz, Sarah Hanson-Young, David Leyonhjelm|
|9||Thursday, December 14, 2017||Year In Review: Trump|
|10||Friday, December 15, 2017||Best of the week.|
|11||Monday, December 18, 2017||Year in Review: The World|
|12||Tuesday, December 19, 2017||Omar Musa||Bridie's Goon commercial.|
|13||Wednesday, December 20, 2017||Tom looks at the Australian Constitution.|
|14||Thursday, December 21, 2017||Year in Review: Indigenous issues.|
|15||Friday, December 22, 2017||Best of the week.|
|16||Monday, January 8, 2018|
|17||Tuesday, January 9, 2018||Explainsly: Centrelink robo-debt|
|18||Wednesday, January 10, 2018||Greg crashes Mark Latham's 'Save Australia Day' campaign launch. Bridie investigates Queensland's racist place names.|
|19||Thursday, January 11, 2018||Jimmy Carr|
|20||Friday, January 12, 2018||Masha Alyokhina from Pussy Riot||Best of the week.|
|21||Monday, January 15, 2018|
|22||Tuesday, January 16, 2018||Explainsly: 2018 preview part 1|
|23||Wednesday, January 17, 2018||Explainsly: 2018 preview part 2|
|24||Thursday, January 18, 2018||Panti Bliss|
|25||Friday, January 19, 2018||Best of the week.|
|26||Monday, January 22, 2018||Izzy Ali looks at Victorian African gangs.|
|27||Tuesday, January 23, 2018||Demi Lardner||Explainsly: NZ refugee policy.|
|28||Wednesday, January 24, 2018||Comedian Trygvie.|
|29||Thursday, January 25, 2018||Jacinta Price||Craig Quatermaine looks at Australia Day.|
|30||Friday, January 26, 2018||Best of the week.|
|31||Monday, January 29, 2018||Senator Jacqui Lambie|
|32||Tuesday, January 30, 2018||NSW Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi||Andrew McClelland goes to the Parkes Elvis Festival in NSW.|
|33||Wednesday, January 31, 2018||Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten|
|34||Thursday, February 1, 2018||Liberal MP Tim Wilson|
|35||Friday, February 2, 2018||Best of the week.|
|36||Monday, February 5, 2018||Mark Bonanno from Aunty Donna looks at Melbourne's tram car restaurants|
|37||Tuesday, February 6, 2018||Wolf Alice||Candy Bowers looks at nude underwear|
|38||Wednesday, February 7, 2018||Harley Breen|
|39||Thursday, February 8, 2018||Alex Cameron||Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd looks at the 200 Treasures exhibition at the Australian Museum.|
|40||Friday, February 9, 2018||Best of the week.|
|41||Monday, February 12, 2018||Tom Walker|
|42||Tuesday, February 13, 2018||Dr Chris Sarra||Wyatt & Bridie go to the Tamworth Country Music Festival|
|43||Wednesday, February 14, 2018||Sharri Markson||Valentines Day song.|
|44||Thursday, February 15, 2018||Explainsly: Renewables|
|45||Friday, February 16, 2018||Best of the week.|
|46||Monday, February 19, 2018||Danielle Walker||Aaron Chen goes to Tropfest.|
|47||Tuesday, February 20, 2018||Musical act Jade Bird|
|48||Wednesday, February 21, 2018|
|49||Thursday, February 22, 2018||Musical act Vance Joy|
|50||Friday, February 23, 2018||Best of the week.|
|51||Monday, February 26, 2018||Imam Nur Warsame|
|52||Tuesday, February 27, 2018||Courtney Act|
|53||Wednesday, February 28, 2018||Writer of the 2018 TV movie Riot Greg Waters & LGBTQI activist Meredith Knight||Greg interviews John Boyega|
|54||Thursday, March 1, 2018||Geraldine Hickey, Zahra Stardust||Cassie Workman's segment So You Think You Can Trans.|
|55||Friday, March 2, 2018||Best of the week.|
|56||Monday, March 5, 2018||Lea DeLaria||Felicty Ward interview Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan|
|57||Tuesday, March 6, 2018||Gillian Triggs, standup from Nina Oyama|
|58||Wednesday, March 7, 2018||The Preatures||Bridie interview New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters|
|59||Thursday, March 8, 2018||Ioan Gruffudd||Bridie and Greta host.|
|60||Friday, March 9, 2018||Best of the week.|
|61||Monday, March 12, 2018||Henry Rollins|
|62||Tuesday, March 13, 2018||Dr Jordan Peterson|
|63||Wednesday, March 14, 2018||Musical act Lauv|
|64||Thursday, March 15, 2018||Musical act Vera Blue||Greg wants to rename the electorate of Batman & famously calls Conservative Kevin Bailey the c-word.|
|65||Friday, March 16, 2018||Best of the week.|
|66||Monday, March 19, 2018||Tessa Waters||Nina goes to Adelaide to cover the South Australian election|
|67||Tuesday, March 20, 2018||Brian Greene|
|68||Wednesday, March 21, 2018||Hip hop act Horrorshow||Felicity Ward interviews Leslie Mann, Kay Cannon & John Cena. Strayans Divided: Young Politicians.|
|69||Thursday, March 22, 2018||Michael Hing||Explainsly: Endometriosis.|
|70||Friday, March 23, 2018||Best of the week.|
|71||Monday, March 26, 2018||Chuck D and Tom Morello from the band Prophets of Rage, Tommy Dassalo||Scott Dooley goes to the anti-gun March For Our Lives in Washington.|
|72||Tuesday, March 27, 2018||Paul McDermott, Nikki Britton|
|73||Wednesday, March 28, 2018||Loyiso Gola||Strayans Divided: Economists|
|74||Thursday, March 29, 2018||Phil Wang||Explainsly: Crime and Punishment|
|75||Friday, March 30, 2018||Best of the week.|
|76||Monday, April 2, 2018||Frida Deguise||Cassie Workman talks pronouns in the segment So You Think You Can Trans.|
|77||Tuesday, April 3, 2018||Marcel Lacont (Alexis Dubus)||Tom goes to the Victorian Marxism conference.|
|78||Wednesday, April 4, 2018||Jack River||Strayans Divided: The Republic vs Monarchists, featuring Peter FitzSimons. Greg reports from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.|
|79||Thursday, April 5, 2018||Former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan||Greta goes to the Taroom B&S Ball.|
|80||Friday, April 6, 2018||Best of the week.|
|81||Monday, April 9, 2018||Fin Taylor|
|82||Tuesday, April 10, 2018||Patrick Wolf|
|83||Wednesday, April 11, 2018||Fern Brady||Greg is at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.|
|84||Thursday, April 12, 2018||Doug Stanhope, Didirri|
|85||Friday, April 13, 2018||Best of the week.|
|86||Monday, April 16, 2018||Guy Montgomery|
|87||Tuesday, April 17, 2018||Apollo Jackson, Damien Power|
|88||Wednesday, April 18, 2018||Missy Higgins||Tom looks at refugee art.|
|89||Thursday, April 19, 2018||Cassie Workman|
|90||Friday, April 20, 2018||Best of the week.|
|91||Monday, April 23, 2018||Dane Baptiste||Tom looks at Camp Gallipoli.|
|92||Tuesday, April 24, 2018||Veteran Mick Bainbridge, Michael Goldstein|
|93||Wednesday, April 25, 2018||Dami Im||Bridie looks at laws protecting university colleges|
|94||Thursday, April 26, 2018||Takashi Wakasugi||James Colley goes to Federation Square in Melbourne|
|95||Friday, April 27, 2018||Best of the week.|
|96||Monday, April 30, 2018||Bill McGibben, DMA's|
|97||Tuesday, May 1, 2018||Musician Dean Lewis||Strayans Divided: Religion|
|98||Wednesday, May 2, 2018||Author Stanley Johnson, Musical act Tropical Fuck Storm|
|99||Thursday, May 3, 2018||Journalist Johann Hari||Monty Franklin tries to find a new US Ambassador. Cam Knight stars as swearing teacher Kunst.|
|100||Friday, May 4, 2018||Best of the week.|
|101||Monday, June 18, 2018||Explainsly: Refugee sponsorship|
|102||Tuesday, June 19, 2018||Anyier Youl||Greta proposes lock in laws for men. Greg looks at psychic sniffer dogs.|
|103||Wednesday, June 20, 2018||Standup from Squidsy Mulligan||Greta Investigatesly: Refugees.|
|104||Thursday, June 21, 2018||Hip hop artist DyspOra, performing "Open Road" with Elsy Wameyo||Home 'n Hosed's Declan Byrne chats to three refugees making music in Australia.|
|105||Friday, June 22, 2018||Best of the week.|
|106||Monday, 25 June 2018||Hypnotist John Edward|
|107||Tuesday, June 26, 2018||Standup from Alice Fraser|
|108||Wednesday, June 27, 2018||Alex Ward||Hannah Reilly sets up a safe space for right wing journalists and broadcasters.|
|109||Thursday, June 28, 2018||The Rubens||Explainsly: Facial recognition.|
|110||Friday, June 29, 2018||Best of the week.|
|111||Monday, July 2, 2018||NT Labor MP Luke Gosling|
|112||Tuesday, July 3, 2018||Body hacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow|
|113||Wednesday, July 4, 2018||Comedian Ashwin Segkar||Strayans Divided: Feminism|
|114||Thursday, July 5, 2018||Musical group Polo Shirt|
|115||Friday, July 6, 2018||Best of the week.|
|116||Monday, July 9, 2018||Steph Tisdell||Bridie goes to UK Labor Live concert and interviews Jeremy Corbyn|
|117||Tuesday, July 10, 2018||Shireen Morris|
|118||Wednesday, July 11, 2018||Ngaree Ah Kit||Andy Saunders' Aboriginal Mythbusters|
|119||Thursday, July 12, 2018||Musicians Alice Skye & Emily Wurramara|
|120||Friday, July 13, 2018||Best of the week.|
|121||Monday, July 16, 2018||Actor Danny Glover, Comedian Kristy Webeck|
|122||Tuesday, July 17, 2018||Musical group Bully||Strayans Divided: Greens vs One Nation.|
|123||Wednesday, July 18, 2018||Bianca "Bam Bam" Elmir||Greg goes to the NT to look at the crocodile cull.|
|124||Thursday, July 19, 2018||Musical act Mansionair|
|125||Friday, July 20, 2018||Best of the week.|
|126||Monday, July 23, 2018||Interview with Albert Hammond Jr from The Strokes||Damien Power looks at guns in America - a co-production with The New York Times opinion section.|
|127||Tuesday, July 24, 2018||Comedian Jack Druce||Strayans Divided: Big Australia|
|128||Wednesday, July 25, 2018||Comedian Tom Cashman||Rosie Waterland parodies Netflix's Insatiable. Greg goes to the Longman by-election in Queensland.|
|129||Thursday, July 26, 2018||Interview with Franz Ferdinand. Musical performance by Odette||Nina goes to the Braddon by-election in Tasmania.|
|130||Friday, July 27, 2018||Best of the week.|
|131||Monday, July 30, 2018||Comedian Rose Piper|
|132||Tuesday, July 31, 2018||Economist Stephen Koukoulas||Carlo Ritchie looks at health in country.|
|133||Wednesday, August 1, 2018|
|134||Thursday, August 2, 2018||Band Cash Savage and the last drinks||Carlo Ritchie looks at infrastructure in country. Bridie looks at abortion rights in Ireland and Tasmania.|
|135||Friday, August 3, 2018||Best of the week.|
|136||Monday, August 6, 2018||Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Dave Eastgate|
|137||Tuesday, August 7, 2018||Musicians D.Minor & Libby Ingels||Tom looks at racism in Townsville|
|138||Wednesday, August 8, 2018||Skye Leckie||Nina's Alternatively looks at homelessness|
|139||Thursday, August 9, 2018||Comedian Bonnie Tangey||Explainsly: Homelessness and housing first|
|140||Friday, August 10, 2018||Best of the week.|
|141||Monday, August 13, 2018||Author Douglas Murray, Comedian Craig Quartermaine||The Embassy episode 1|
|142||Tuesday, August 14, 2018||Musician Peter Bibby||The Embassy episode 2|
|143||Wednesday, August 15, 2018||Musician/Comedian Sarah Gaul||Tonightly gets axed. Mr Oily debuts in new segment "Why The Fuck Not?". The Embassy episode 3.|
|144||Thursday, August 16, 2018||Professor Toby Walsh|
|145||Friday, August 17, 2018||Best of the week.|
|146||Monday, August 20, 2018||Comedian Zoe Coombs Marr||Kamahl reads the Gettysburg address for "Why The Fuck Not?"|
|147||Tuesday, August 21, 2018||Courtney Barnett||Day of the Liberal leadership spill against Turnbull.|
|148||Wednesday, August 22, 2018||Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, musical comedy act Songtourage||Greg & Nina host.|
|149||Thursday, August 23, 2018||American Peter Dutton. Comedian Sian Smith||Bridie and Greta host day Turnbull announces another spill.|
|150||Friday, August 24, 2018||Best of the week.|
|151||Monday, August 27, 2018||Andrew WK||Wyatt & Bridie do a song about new PM Scott Morrison's Christianity.|
|152||Tuesday, August 28, 2018||Gillian Cosgriff, Jess Perkins, Ahmed Zubb||Special standup comedy episode|
|153||Wednesday, August 29, 2018||Interview with singer Troye Sivan, Comedian Michael Chamberlin|
|154||Thursday, August 30, 2018||Comedian Sam Taunton||Comedian Andy Matthews looks at DIY DNA kids. Tom Cashman stars in Emotional Jackass.|
|155||Friday, August 31, 2018||Best of the week.|
|156||Monday, September 3, 2018||Greens leader Richard Di Natale, comedian Chris Fleming||Special Conservative-themed show, "Conservatively". James McCann looks at modern art. Jazz Twemlow looks at everything that's wrong the left.|
|157||Tuesday, September 4, 2018||Musical comedy act These New South Whales||Special future show set in 2068|
|158||Wednesday, September 5, 2018||Comedian John Cruckshank||Explainsly: Tom explains Australia's Environmental policy failures. Rodney Todd looks at heightism.|
|159||Thursday, September 6, 2018||Final Original Episode, ran 51 minutes. Nina's Alternatively looks at African gangs. Greg looks at Australia Post. Monica Zanetti looks at moving to the country for queer people.|
|160||Friday, September 7, 2018||The Best Ever - hour long special.|
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