The skinny piano-wielding comic and his felt-faced buddy, Randy, are one of very few Australian acts ever to win our highest comedy accolade – The Barry Award for Best Show (MICF 2010).
They have hosted the MICF TV Gala, headlined the Montreal Just For Laughs Gala, toured South Africa as OxFam ambassadors, performed on ABC's political panel show Q&A and released a best-of live album and an ARIA-nominated DVD.
Sammy J & Randy's Difficult First Album was debuted in 2013, a live recording of one of their Brisbane performances of Sammy J & Randy: The Arena Spectacular. In 2015 their television comedy series Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, a sitcom based on their touring show of the same name, aired on ABC and was picked up by NBC Universal's comedy channel Seeso and later by Netflix.
There is simply no funnier skinny man, felt-face duo working today.
"Sammy J & Randy’s best show yet – not to be missed" ★★★★½
"Barry Award-winning Sammy J and Randy are probably incapable of a bad show." ★★★★½
"Again, Sammy J and Randy show why they own the musical comedy genre in this country. A guaranteed crowd-puller and crowd-pleaser that simply doesn’t put a foot wrong" ★★★★½
THE HERALD SUN
"It’s a show for the silly child in every adult." ★★★★
"This pair are accomplished and multi-talented, their comic material is cunningly written and skilfully performed and they are totally in sync in both their rehearsed and ad-libbed routines." ★★★★
"The best skinny-man-purple-puppet double act in the world right now"
FRINGE REVIEW (EDINBURGH)
"The funniest, smartest, rudest show on the Fringe"
THE HERALD (EDINBURGH)
"Another brilliantly executed musical extravaganza that's raucous, witty fun from start to finish"
"One of the most entertaining, exciting performances you'll find on the Fringe"
BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE
"A triumph and a giddy delight. After seeing it, you will immediately want to see it again."
"One of the funniest shows you're likely to see this year"
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
"It's not often that you see a completely fresh comedy show but they have nailed it this time."
DAILY RECORD (UK)
"Both Randy and Sammy are endowed with immaculate comic timing, which, combined with musical talent, makes for an extremely entertaining hour of comedy."
"...fiendishly talented writers and performers"
THE SCOTSMAN (UK)
"Perverted purple puppet meets skinny virgin bastard in a must-see, musical perfect match."
SAMMY J & RANDY LAND - ATHENAEUM THEATRE
SAMMY J & RANDY LAND - BRISBANE POWERHOUSE
SAMMY J & RANDY LAND - ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY
AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDY - VODAFONE COMEDY FESTIVAL, IVEAGH GARDENS DUBLIN
AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDY - THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE
JUST FOR LAUGHS LONDON
AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDY - ROISIN DUBH COMEDY CLUBH
SAMMY J & RANDY LAND - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDY - SPIEGELTENT HOBART
SAMMY J & RANDY AT THE OXFAM GALA
SAMMY J & RANDY LAND - THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS
AN EVENING WITH SAMMY J & RANDY - CANBERRA COMEDY FESTIVAL
BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
PERTH COMEDY FESITVAL
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL
THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS - ADELAIDE FRINGE
MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL OXFAM GALA (NETWORK 10)
BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SHOW - AACTA 2015
BEST COMEDY RELEASE - ARIA 2015
BEST COMEDY RELEASE - ARIA 2013
BEST COMEDY SHOW - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2012
BARRY AWARD MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW - MICF 2010
GROGGY SQUIRREL READERS AWARD - MICF 2010
THE AGE CRITICS' AWARD - MICF 2008
BRIAN MCCARTHY MOOSEHEAD AWARD - MICF 2008
BARRY AWARD MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW - MICF 2008
MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDY SHOW - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2008