ABOUT

Tom Glasson is an Australian writer, film critic, creative consultant and TV presenter best known for hosting Australia’s daily satirical news show ‘The Roast’ on ABC2.

BACKGROUND

Formerly an Intellectual Property lawyer with the global law firm Allens, Tom's television career began in 2003 when he was headhunted while still in law school to write for the Australian sketch comedy series Comedy Inc. on Channel Nine. 

In the years that followed, Tom continued to write for television despite also practising full time law, including working alongside the likes of Andrew Denton on the conceptual talk show David Tench Tonight, and Heath Franklin on the Logie-Nomiated comedy series The Ronnie Johns Half Hour.

After a stint working as in-house counsel for Britain's ITV on a number of its flagship programs, including Australia's Next Top Model, Talkin' About Your Generation, and I'm A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here!, Tom returned to writing when he joined the Chaser's Charles Firth and Nich Richardson on the satirical television program WTF!

THE ROAST

In 2011, Glasson, Richardson and Firth launched the satirical news show The Roast, which initially took form as a one-minute daily video broadcast nationally across the Fairfax news websites, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Perth Times

The following year the show was picked up for both free-to-air and subscription television, airing nightly on ABC2 as well as FOXTEL's Comedy Channel - on which it appeared between America's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

 

In 2013 the show significantly expanded its length and format, whilst also introducing several new cast members who appeared as 'fake correspondents' alongside Glasson's host, including comedians Genevieve Fricker, Jazz TwemlowAlex Lee and Mark Humphries.

 

COMMENTATOR & CRITIC 

Tom's work has been featured in The Age, The SMH, The Guardian, The CuspJunkee, MTV UK, Rotten Tomatoes and CollegeHumor, and he appears as a regular commentator and critic on both TV and radio.

​Beyond work, Tom is an avid sports fan and enthusiast who - until recently - spent much of his time volunteering as an assistant instructor and lifesaver at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.

TOM GLASSON