Tom Gleeson is an Australian stand-up comedian as well as radio and TV personality.
He has been honored with the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 2019 Logie Awards for his performance in the ABC’s show The Weekly With Charlie Pickering.
Apart from this, his performances in several other TV shows are also adorable. Most notable of them are Skithouse in 2003, Warehouse Comedy Festival in 2011, Funny as Hell in 2012, The Week Live in 2013, and Hard Quiz in 2017.
Tom Gleeson’s Bio
Tom Gleeson was born in Australia in 1975.
He attended a boarding school in Sydney. From his school days, he was humorous, and he used to make his friends laugh, saying his jokes.
His path to becoming a comedian become stronger only while attending Sydney University. In the university, despite being a student of science, his interest in comedy led him to become a part of a cabal, which included members like The Chaser, Sarah Kendall, Rebecca De Unamuno, and Adam Spencer who has now become one of the successful people in the entertainment industry.
There Tom was supported and encouraged for his talents in stand-up comedy by every member of the group.
Soon after graduating with a degree in Science, he thought of pursuing a career in comedy and began hunting for chances.
At one moment in 1999, he got a role to play in the ABC’s variety show, O’Loghlin On Saturday Night. His performance in the show got his parents' attention, and they also encouraged him to confirm that he was on the right track and also supported him to succeed in the coming years.
After that, Tom went on to perform in several TV projects and event shows. In 2007, he was invited to join a tour in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he had to entertain troops on active military service. He enjoyed the tour and collected a lot of experience.
After returning from the tour, he worked briefly at the FM station Mix and returned to continue his career in comedy.
His Family Details: Wife & Children
Tom Gleeson is happily married to Ellie Parker.
The couple, married for 20 years, is blessed with two children. Their elder kid is a six-years-old (as of 2019) daughter, and the younger one is a three-year-old son.
Tom Gleeson with his wife Ellie Parker on 7th December 2016 (Source: Tome Gleeson's Facebook)
His wife, Ellie, is a food blogger. She has a personal website named Ellie's list, where one can find about Australia’s particularly Melbourne’s food.
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Tom is proud of his family since they are always supportive of his work. His family members also accompany him by attending his shows.