Sammy J & Randy
Sammy J & Randy are without question two of the most sought after comics in Australia today. Combining catchy songs with chaotic tomfoolery and outbursts of filth, the two have an uncanny knack of charming the pants off everyone they meet.
Sammy J & Randy are without question two of the most sought after comics in Australia today. Combining catchy songs with chaotic tomfoolery and outbursts of filth, the two have an uncanny knack of charming the pants off everyone they meet. 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 Brazillian. In 2012 the pair hosted the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night TV Gala, and in 2014 traveled to South Africa as Oxfam Ambassadors. In 2016, they tour their first narrative stage show in four years, Sammy J & Randy Land. ‘
Awards & Nominations
- NOMINEE ARIA for Best Comedy Release – 2013 & 2015
- NOMINEE AACTA for Best Comedy Show – 2015 (Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, ABC)
- WINNER Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show – 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival
- WINNER The Age Critics’ Award – 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival
- NOMINEE Barry Award Nominee – 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival
- WINNER Brian McCarthy Moosehead Award – 2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival
It’s not often that you see a completely fresh comedy show but they have nailed it this time.Daily Record, UK
One of the most entertaining, exciting performances you’ll find on the Fringe” – British Comedy Guide “One of the funniest shows you’re likely to see this year”Edinburgh Evening News
Another brilliantly executed musical extravaganza that’s raucous, witty fun from start to finishChortle, Edinburgh
The best skinny-man-purple-puppet double act in the world right now” – Fringe Review, Edinburgh “The funniest, smartest, rudest show on the FringeThe Herald, Edinburgh