Sammy J

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Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer and musician. A proud nerd, he abandoned his law degree to travel the world and sing funny songs for a living. You may have seen him on TV, at a festival, or as one half of the man/puppet duo Sammy J & Randy.

In 2017 he appeared on ABC TV with his political satire "Sammy J's Democratic Party", which saw him broadcasting from a bunker underneath Parliament House and featured his hit segment "Playground Politics". He was also nominated for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his solo show "Hero Complex", which enjoyed a sell-out national tour and five-star reviews.

Sammy's debut middle-grade novel, "The Long Class Goodnight", was released in 2018.

In 2019, Sammy brings his hit ABC TV characters to the stage in his new show 'Sammy J's Major Party.' Sammy's character The Government Coach made his ABC debut in 'Countdown to Glory', a fly on the wall documentary series about the 2019 Election. Currently, Sammy's satirical sketches can be seen every Thursday night on the ABC.

As an MC, Sammy J has hosted major conferences and events, interviewed politicians, and injected a sense of fun and enthusiasm at every step. He has also composed countless original songs to suit specific occasions.

With three ARIA-nominated albums under his belt and a Helpmann nomination for Best Comedy Performer, Sammy J is truly one of the most inventive and likeable performers in the country.

He is a proud ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Oxfam Australia.


Upcoming Gigs

  • SAMMY J'S MAJOR PARTY - BRISBANE

    19th Jul - 20th Jul

Sammy J - 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

Past Gigs

SAMMY J'S MAJOR PARTY- PERTH

SAMMY J'S MAJOR PARTY - ADELAIDE

SAMMY J'S MAJOR PARTY - MELBOURNE

Hero Complex - MICF

SIDE SPLITTER COMEDY & ARTS FESTIVAL - SAMMY J: HERO COMPLEX

MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL SAMMY J: HERO COMPLEX

THE SAMMY J SONGBOOK - PERTH FRINGE WORLD

LAUGH YOUR PANTS OFF - JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO GOLD COAST

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL

FALLS FESTIVAL

WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL

MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

JAKARTA FRINGE FESTIVAL

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

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  • NOMINEE

    BARRY AWARD - MICF 2017

  • NOMINEE

    HELPMANN BEST COMEDY PERFORMER 2017

  • WINNER

    BEST COMEDY SHOW WEEKLY WINNER - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017

  • NOMINEE

    COMEDY SERIES PRODUCTION SAMMY J AND RANDY IN RICKETTS LANE - SCREEN PRODUCERS AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016

  • WINNER

    BEST COMEDY AWARD - MELBOURNE FRINGE 2016

  • NOMINEE

    ARIA BEST COMEDY RELEASE 2015 (WITH RANDY)

  • NOMINEE

    BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SHOW - AACTA 2015

  • WINNER

    AWGIE AWARD FOR BEST SKETCH OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT WRITING - WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER ABC TV 2014

  • NOMINEE

    BEST COMEDY RELEASE - ARIA 2013 (WITH RANDY)

  • NOMINEE

    BEST COMEDY - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2013

  • WINNER

    SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD - JAKARTA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2012

  • NOMINEE

    BEST COMEDY RELEASE - ARIA 2012

  • WINNER

    BARRY AWARD MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW - MICF 2010 (WITH RANDY)

  • WINNER

    THE AGE CRITICS' AWARD - MICF 2008 (WITH RANDY)

  • NOMINEE

    BARRY AWARD MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW - MICF 2008 (WITH RANDY)

  • NOMINEE

    MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDY SHOW - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2008 (WITH RANDY)

  • WINNER

    BRIAN MCCARTHY MOOSEHEAD AWARD - MICF 2008 (WITH RANDY)

  • NOMINEE

    BEST EMERGING CABARET ARTIST - GREEN ROOM AWARDS 2007

  • WINNER

    UNDER OUR WING AWARD - BUTTERFLY CLUB 2006

  • WINNER

    BEST NEWCOMER - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2006

  • WINNER

    GROGGY SQUIRREL SUBSCRIBER'S CHOICE AWARD - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2006