Winner: Spirit of the Fringe, Jakarta International Fringe Festival, 2012
Winner: Barry Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2010 (with Randy)
Winner: The Age Critics Award, 2008
Winner: Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2006
Nominee: Barry Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2008
From Melbourne to Edinburgh, Sammy J has earnt a reputation as one of the most exciting and inventive performers on the international comedy scene. On top of holding a household name in comedy, Sammy writes for The Age newspaper and is an ambassador for Big Brother Big Sister.
Making regular guest appearances of Network Ten's Good News World, Talking Bout My Generation. Sammy J also guest starred in ABC's Spicks and Specks. You may have also seen the skinny man in the smash-hit stage show Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams, or with his purple friend Randy in Ricketts Lane, Bin Night or The Inheritance, or you may have seen his solo show Sammy J's Songbook. Maybe you’ve just watched some of his songs on Youtube. Either way, if your heart has a hole shaped like a skinny man, this is your chance to fill it.
Sammy J continues working and collaborating with other artists to create new comedy works. In the 2012 MICF, Sammy J featured in Tie Her To The Tracks (nominated: Golden Gibbo), a live silent film. His new CD is also available now 'Skinny Man, Modern World', with his new single "Keep It Clean (The Fuck Song).
"Whiplash smart and laugh out loud funny, he is already a Fringe legend."
- The Heral (UK), 2010
“An endlessly creative talent.”
- Time Out (London), 2010
“Sammy J is witty, talented, and possessed of incredible timing and memory.”
- The Age, 2008