Sweeney Preston is a writer, satirist and comedian who generously allows PEDESTRIAN.TV to employ him as its weekends journo. He particularly loves yarning about politics, pop culture and TikTok.
Sweeney’s writing has been featured in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, TimeOut Melbourne, ABC Weekend Breakfast, National Youth Commission Australia, UN Youth, YMCA & and a few others with similarly fancy acronyms. He has also been heard on ABC Radio Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Radio New Zealand National, Triple R, SYN and JOY94.9.
Sweeney’s professional highlights include being quoted in Senator David Shoebridge’s Twitter bio after dubbing him “the devil’s lettuce daddy of Australia”, Premier Daniel Andrews re-sharing his article on Australia’s best tap water, and publishing PEDESTRIAN.TV’s shortest-ever headline, “Suck Shit, Dickhead” when Craig Kelly lost his seat at the 2022 federal election.
As a stand-up comedian, Sweeney has performed across Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany & the UK but still manages to clock in punctually from wherever he is in the world.