Sammy J & Randy
Comedy, Creative Entertainment, Hosts/MC's
WINNERS - BARRY AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW, 2010 MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL
WINNERS - AGE CRITICS AWARD, 2008 MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL
When comedian Sammy J and puppeteer Heath McIvor first collaborated in 2008, the result was “Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams”, a comedy musical featuring a cast of fourteen puppets. The show won the Age Critics' Award in Melbourne and went on to receive five-star reviews in Edinburgh, a West End season, and a DVD release.
Their next collaboration, “Ricketts Lane”, went one better - it won the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and followed up with a season at the Sydney Opera House.
Their 2011 production “Sammy J & Randy in Bin Night” has built on this success selling out extended seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Crowds and critics adore the latest human-puppet-musical-comedy extravaganza!
“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.”
“Adorable. 4 stars.”
“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
The Advertiser, Adelaide
Blaze Magazine, Adelaide
“Another brilliantly executed musical extravaganza that’s raucous, witty fun from start to finish.”
“It's not often you see a completely fresh comedy show, but Sammy J and Heath McIvor have nailed it this time.”