Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer, and songbird. From Melbourne to Edinburgh, he has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting and inventive performers on the international comedy scene.
As a solo act, Sammy J has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs, and throughout Australia as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Roadshow and Gala. He has also appeared in millions of living rooms courtesy of Spicks and Specks, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, and Good News Week. His live albums are occasionally listened to and someone has almost certainly purchased a copy of his DVD, 58 Kilograms of Pure Entertainment (Madman Entertainment).
In 2008, a collaboration with puppeteer Heath McIvor led to the dark musical comedy Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams. The show won the Age Critics' Award in Melbourne, and went on to receive five-star reviews in Edinburgh and London's West End.
As "Sammy J & Randy", the duo then created Ricketts Lane, a live sitcom which took out Australia's most prestigious comedy prize - the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the 2010 MICF. From there they played the Sydney Opera House; headlined a Montreal Gala; sold out in Edinburgh; and gained a national following on the TV sketch show Good News World (Network Ten). At some point they expect people will stop caring for their skinny-man-purple-puppet shenanigans, but until then, they'll keep writing shows.
Sammy J has been writing comedy songs since his schooldays, when he appeared shirtless on Hey Hey it's Saturday singing about life as a nerd. Having directed and appeared in the Melbourne University Law Revue, he finally took the advice of a frustrated lecturer and dropped his law degree in favour of the comedy circuit. He went on to win the Best Newcomer award at the 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Back by popular demand, Sammy J and Randy return for 4 nights only (Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 Jan) be sure to secure your seats quick!
The Press CLUB - BUSKER PARK
Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 January
R16 - adult content (proof of age required)
1 Seat = 1 Donation ($15 preferred)
First in, first served!
Seats available from 11am on the day of the show from the WBF BOOKINGS BOOTH. Limited 8 seats per show.
Car parking available off Harper Ave for $4 per day (weather dependent)
No BYO alcohol. Bar and food vendors onsite
No smoking, thanks!