Australia’s most popular sports satirist, Titus O’Reily’s regular Knee Jerk Reaction and Highly Unhelpful columns with his unique take on sport have garnered him a rapidly growing 300,000 social media followers, and have had Titus hailed by some of the most respected figures in sport as ‘awful’, ‘childish’ and ‘barely comprehensible’.
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 in addition to his loyal social media following 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 NOVA FM’s No 1 rating FM 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 since his beginnings in 2015.
As well as his own Comedy Festival shows and national comedy tours, Titus has performed at the AFL Commission’s Grand Final Luncheon for an audience including Prime Minister Scott Morrison and a host of political, sporting and media heavyweights; the North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast; and functions for AFL clubs such as Sydney, Port Adelaide, Fremantle and St Kilda. In high demand as an MC, debater or guest speaker at corporate events, Titus’ biting and hilarious sports commentary has seen Titus invited to appear on Channel Seven’s AFL coverage, The Front Bar, ABC Grandstand and Fox Sports.
Also a prolific author, 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 is due for release on 5th November 2019 and available for pre-order now.
'taps into the mindset of a sports tragic - witty one-liners synonymous with his irreverent brand of humour' The 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 above' Herald Sun
'hilarious and often satirical take on sport... hysterically funny. The crowd loves it' In Review