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.
He is a proud Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Oxfam, and has travelled to South Africa and PNG to witness their work firsthand.
As a solo act, and in collaboration, he has won numerous awards, including Best Newcomer award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival. His current solo show, “Hero Complex”, won Best Comedy at the Melbourne Fringe Festival
He has been nominated forARIA nomination for Best Comedy Release. and was nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2017 for Hero Complex.
Away from the comedy world, Sammy J’s MC skills have seen him host award shows, interview politicians, and inject much-needed humour into corporate events. He regularly runs workshops in schools, and his debut middle-grade novel, “The Long Class Goodnight“, is released in 2018.
Title – From Little Things, Big Things Grow
Sammy J will join Sarah Downie (BBBSA CEO) to tell stories of Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia Partnering for Social Impact.