Sammy J & Randy
Comedy, Creative Entertainment, Hosts/MC's
In 2015, the duo racked up accolades around the world, from being handpicked to star in Neil Patrick Harris’ Just for Laughs TV Gala in Montreal, to performing at the Sydney Opera House, to having their comedy DVD Sammy J & Randy: Live nominated for an ARIA for best Comedy Release.
Their debut TV sitcom, Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, (ABC) was nominated for Best Comedy in the 2015 AACTA awards, along with a Best Comedy Performance for Randy. In 2010, Sammy J & Randy won Australia’s most coveted comedy award, The Barry, for their one-man/one-puppet show, Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane. In 2011, they wowed audiences around the globe with Sammy J & Randy in Bin Night, then followed up with the third show in their trilogy, The Inheritance, which played to sell-out houses in Edinburgh.
The pair gained a national following on Network Ten’s Good News World in 2011. In 2013 Sammy J hosted ABC’s political satire, Wednesday Night Fever, while Randy took football fans to the brink on SBS’ The Full Brazilian. In 2012 the pair hosted the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night TV Gala, and in 2014 travelled to South Africa as Oxfam Ambassadors. They recently toured their first narrative stage show in four years, Sammy J & Randy Land.
"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
"It's not often that you see a completely fresh comedy show but they have nailed it this time."
Daily Record, UK
“Whip-smart musical sitcom with puppetry. Hilarious!”
Sydney Morning Herald
“Another brilliantly executed musical extravaganza that's raucous, witty fun from start to finish. This delightful, hilarious romp is surely one of the must see shows of the festival.”
“Sometimes epic, sometimes funky, sometimes just incredibly ridiculous and uproariously funny.”
“The duo delivers the goods again. Clever, witty wordplay, plenty of visual gags and, of course, excellent songs mark this as another triumph!”
The Age, Melbourne
“A stunning musical joy; fast, skilful and professional, you won't be disappointed.”
Herald Sun, Melbourne
Blaze Magazine, Adelaide