Brand-new interview show launched on JOY TV


COCKTALES WITH WAYNE AND TOM is a brand-new interview show to be streamed on JOY TV. The show was originally intended to be filmed in the JOY TV studios with some of Australia’s biggest celebrity guests; but given the Coronavirus travel restrictions and further Melbourne lockdowns, the show creators decided to do a soft launch of the online Lockdown Edition.  

Like all of us, favourite former Gogglebox channel-surfers Wayne and Tom had big plans for 2020, including the launch of their brand new show. To not let the pandemic hold them back, they plan the soft launch of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom: Lockdown Edition, where they’ll trade the bright lights and live audience for a Zoom chat surrounded by their three dogs.  

The premise for Cocktales remains the same: inviting friends around to kick back on the couch for a drink and a yarn, blending the art of storytelling, or “tales”, with Wayne’s flare for expression via beverage.  For each guest that tells their storyWayne will produce a customised cocktail or mocktail recipe, and while they haven’t found a way to pass the drink through the screen yet, Tom is always happy to be the official taste-tester.  

Tom is well known on the JOY airwaves, having hosted two years of Thursday breakfast radio as part of Tom & WarrenTom & Mikey and most recently Tom & Jess, with whom he also shared a few months of Thursday drive.  In his time on radio, Tom spoke to some of the world’s hottest names including Adam Lambert, Renee Zellweger, Queer Eye’s The Fab 5, and Kylie Minogue’s only Australian interview on her Golden world tour. 

For Cocktales, Tom is back in front of the camera with his partner of twenty years, Wayne—a sight you may recognise from eight seasons of Foxtel and Network Ten’s Gogglebox.  We’ve laughed, cried and screamed along with them in their loungeroom before, survived the harrowing marriage equality debate, and heard stories about these two dads raising three children and travelling the world together.  

While their bells-and-whistles studio version of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom will have to wait a while, the couple are excited to launch the no-frills Lockdown Edition with their exciting first guest, Marcia Hines.   

 Tune in to the video premiere of Cocktales with Wayne and Tom: Lockdown Edition on JOY TV and JOY 94.9 Facebook page, Tuesday 1st of September at 9pmAnd access to bonus content including cocktail and mocktail recipes and how-to videos also available on their social media:


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Viewers disclaimer: JOY TV recommends this program for mature viewing.  Episodes may contain alcohol references, coarse language, and frank, open discussions about adult themes. JOY does not promote excessive consumption of alcohol or use by persons under 18 years of age. 


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JOY 94.9 is Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ radio station and one of four in the world to broadcast 24/7. ​JOY informs, entertains and empowers LGBTIQA+ communities (and their allies) across Australia and the world whilst campaigning for human rights, promoting inclusiveness and embracing diversity. JOY is now embracing an evolution into a multimedia organisation, with the opportunity to launch the video streaming service to be known as JOY TV. JOY also auspices the Bent TV programming, produced by Gavin Henderson and team on Channel 31 at present. JOY TV will also contain and promote access to the Bent TV archive along with new JOY TV content.