Australia’s most popular sports satirist, Titus O’Reily has been hailed by some of the most respected figures in sport as ‘awful’, ‘childish’ and ‘barely comprehensible’. Titus’ hilarious social media sports commentary along with his regular Knee Jerk Reaction and Highly Unhelpful columns and regular columns for The Herald Sun have garnered him a rapidly growing 300,000 social media followers.
Known as ‘the voice of Australia’s working class’ despite the fact he long lost touch with them and in the main, reality, Titus’ lightning quick, clever and hilarious insights on sport and AFL have earned him regular appearances on TV and radio. From debating the validity of red cards in AFL in front of political dignitaries Bill Shorten and Julie Bishop, to appearances on Network Ten’s The Project, and regular guest spots on the Seven Network’s The Front Bar, NOVA FM’s breakfast show with Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang and Brisbane legend Jonathan Brown, ABC News Breakfast and Jules Schiller’s weekly ABC Radio Drive show The Clubhouse, Titus has experienced a rapid rise to success. His unique take on sport and biting commentary has also seen Titus invited to appear on Channel Seven’s AFL coverage, ABC Grandstand and Fox Sports.
As well as his own Comedy Festival shows and national comedy tours, Titus is high demand as an MC, debater or guest speaker at corporate events. Titus has performed at numerous high-profile events including the 2018 AFL Commission’s Grand Final Luncheon for an audience including Prime Minister Scott Morrison and a host of political, sporting and media heavyweights; the 2019 Premier’s Cup Golf Day, the 2018 North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast; and functions for AFL clubs such as Sydney, Melbourne, Port Adelaide, Fremantle and St Kilda.
Also a prolific long-form writer, Titus’ first book, A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport released by Penguin Random House in November 2017 was commissioned for a second print run and re-released as a special Father’s Day edition in September 2018. His second book, A Sporting Chance: Australian Sporting Scandals and the Path to Redemption, was released in October 2018 and third book Please, Gamble Irresponsibly: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Sport Gambling in Australia in November 2019.
Taps into the mindset of a sports tragic – witty one-liners synonymous with his irreverent brand of humourThe Age
A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport, is tailor-made for the sports nut whether their passion is footy, racing or cricket. Or all of the aboveHerald Sun
Hilarious and often satirical take on sport… hysterically funny. The crowd loves itIn Review
Titus O’Reily’s wry wit has made him a star of radio, newspaper and television and built him a cult followingX-Press Magazine