Tim Young


The Charles Dickens Tavern

Living in Ballarat is full of peaks and troughs. There are many great things about the place, but it can leave you scratching your head sometimes. Why is it always a quarter to five on the Norwich Plaza clock? Why do the lights on Sturt Street make you run to get across?

Having lived in Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, the Northern Territory and overseas, I never thought I’d end up in Ballarat. But I love it. The journey that took me there is as weird and wonderful as living in Ballarat itself! 

Everyone has a story about the city of Old, Cold and Gold. What’s yours? School trip, end of season drunk-athon, maybe you live there? Maybe you got lost? 

Come along and hear my stories from the ‘Rat.

Tim Young is a comedian and producer from Ballarat. He founded Locally Grown Funnies in Ballarat to give regional comedians stage time without having to travel to Melbourne. The high quality shows are now in demand all over Western Victoria. Tim also helps produce BallaRatCat Comedy, which regularly plays host to some of the biggest comedians in the country. 

As a comedian, Tim wins over crowds with his relaxed, confident style that puts everyone at ease. Over the past 18 months Tim has also been a regular contributor on ABC Ballarat Breakfast radio.

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