Confidently strolling onto the stage, Tom Gleeson welcomed the crowd -‘G’day Monday bitches!’- and started the show with some political digs.
Tom quickly moved onto the monarchy, becoming a father, bullying and the Channel 9 news; ‘It’s like licking batteries – I won’t do that again, ouch!’ One of the pleasures of Tom’s comedy is that he makes the ordinary hilarious; his newborn daughter mistaking his nose for nipple, how he encounters snobs behind the checkout.
But Good one isn’t all good-natured observations about life; Tom has a sharp gaze that he directs towards the media and himself. At one point he shouted, ‘I’ve been in showbiz for 15 years. I’ve done stuff. I’ve been to logies mother***kers!’ but all he has to account for it is the lifestyle of a maths teacher.
Stories about Tom’s mother took up a large part of the show. He shared recent and past memories about her, including her burgeoning comedy career. It’s almost impossible to resist Tom Gleeson; he’s immensely likeable and times his jokes perfectly – and there’s a surprise at the end. Thanks Tom, good one.
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Author DetailsVan Roberts
Van is a Melbourne freelance writer. She has contributed to Frankie, Time Out, RHUM and The Pluck. A book of poetry will be released soon.
Van spent hours on a typewriter as a child, which gave her a love for the written word. She also has an appreciation for wrestling, tequila and coffee. Van writes a blog, Scribbley-Ness.