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Tom Ballard 2015 Best Newcomer Nominee

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Tom Ballard: Tom Ballard: Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred

Tom Ballard's show was the second tale of 'coming out' to be nominated this year, a sign, argued critic Jay Richardson, that bigotry is still a big issue. The show was described as 'supremely assured storytelling' by Richardson, writing for Chortle, and was packed full or poignant and resonant stories of how the Australian dealt with his identity around others.

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