Tom Ballard consistently affirms my belief that most comedians are far more rational and progressive than the people in power. He doesn't open with the usual "What's the deal with...?", but "Why on 21st Century Earth is this still a big deal?". Outspoken and passionate about issues regarding religion influencing politics, racism, and gay marriage, Tom is on the offensive - both in the "aggressively attacking" and "Hey! Have some wank jokes!" sense.
He has the liberty to take his argument to The Crazy Side, because - to be fair - his opponents have already brought some pretty crazy arguments to the table.
His quick wit was excersised, quickly pacifying some of the most irritating hecklers I've seen.
There needs to be more people in the world on Ballard's wavelength, especially in Parliament.