He’s famous for roasting celebrities as the host of ABC’s Hard Chat.
But while Tom Gleeson knows how to dish out insults, he doesn’t seem to be able to handle them being slung in his direction.
The 45-year-old comedian unleashed on Rodger Corser during an interview with WHO on Thursday, after the Doctor Doctor star recently called him a ‘w**ker’.
‘He’s clearly thick as s**t’: Hard Chat’s Tom Gleeson unleashed on Rodger Corser during an interview with WHO on Thursday, after the Doctor Doctor star recently called him a ‘w**ker’
Tom and Rodger are both nominated for this year’s Gold Logie and, while their feud may just be a joke, the funnyman certainly didn’t pull any punches.
‘Well, Rodger’s not even a doctor. Straight up. I mean, he’s been living off Underbelly for 10 years, like everyone’s, “Oh, that’s the guy from Underbelly, we’ll accept that he’s a doctor. He was a policeman before”,’ he said.
‘I mean he hasn’t really stretched himself as an actor. What’s he been? A doctor, police… These are all just standard things that you do in Australian television.’
Fighting talk: ‘Rodger’s not even a doctor. Straight up. I mean, he’s been living off Underbelly for 10 years!’ said Tom. Pictured: Rodger Corser
And Tom’s extraordinary rant did not stop there.
He added: ‘I can understand why he called me a w**ker, because I threaten him and his career. And he’s right to be scared. Because the role he does… I could do Doctor Doctor. It’d be easy.
‘All I’d have to do is pretend to know things about medicine. But I’ve got a science degree. At least I actually go in knowing stuff. He’s got no idea. He’s an actor. So, he’s clearly thick as s**t!’
Tom is nominated for the Gold Logie alongside Rodger, Home and Away’s Eve Morey, The Living Room’s Amanda Keller, Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac and Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis.
Someone call the doctor ’cause that’s a sick burn! Tom said that even he could play the role of Dr Hugh Knight (pictured), adding: ‘Rodger hasn’t really stretched himself as an actor’
Just before his Logie nomination was announced, Tom caused an uproar when he decided to ‘cancel’ his own ABC show, Hard Quiz.
A network spokesperson disputed this, however, saying: ‘Tom’s statement that he’s sacked himself from Hard Quiz is news to us, particularly as we have 10 new episodes airing later this year.
‘Sounds like Tom needs to have a good old HARD chat with himself.’
Publicity stunt? Just before his Logie nomination was announced, Tom caused an uproar when he decided to ‘cancel’ his own ABC show, Hard Quiz
Tom then bizarrely announced that he would ‘un-axe’ himself as host of Hard Quiz only if he wins the award.
He told News.com.au: ‘I am holding Hard Quiz hostage. I have the show in my basement with a gun aimed at its head. If you do not vote for me, Hard Quiz is dead.
‘If you love the show, the only way for it to stay on air is for you to vote for me to get the Gold Logie, otherwise I will deny Australia Hard Quiz.’
In addition to the Gold Logie, Tom has also been nominated for Most Popular Presenter and Hard Quiz has been nominated for Most Popular Entertainment Show.
Who will win the prize? Tom is nominated for the Gold Logie alongside Rodger, Eve Morey, Amanda Keller, Sam Mac and Costa Georgiadis. Pictured on May 26, 2019