Super Sammy’s heroic return

Sammy J returns to his home town to perform his Barry Award nominated show, Hero Complex.

The award-winning comedian, musician and writer has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Just for Laughs festivals, has been nominated for three Aria awards and is known as the human half of the Barry Award-winning man and puppet comedy duo Sammy J & Randy. You might recall one of his most popular songs, the Backward Song, where he without fault sings the song backwards. Sammy also wowed a huge audience in 2016 with his ABC TV show, Playground Politics.

Hero Complex had its beginnings in 1996 when Sammy J borrowed some Phantom comics from his school gardener.  He wasn’t to know until much later, but this moment set off a chain of events that led to the birth of his daughter, saw him committing a crime in Canberra and ended with a federal policeman searching his attic. This is an unbelievable true story directed by Chris McDonald that will have you intrigued, touched and laughing until your cheeks hurt.

Hero Complex has already received incredible reviews. The Adelaide Advertiser said: “Hero Complex is, quite simply, comic genius.” The show has something for everyone. It’s a story-telling masterpiece that’s lighthearted and heartfelt.   Sammy J’s intelligent humour and impeccable timing has audiences in fits of laughter. This well-crafted story includes stand-up and music – it’s simply wickedly funny.

This year Sammy J was named the winner of the Best Comedy 2017 Award at the Adelaide Fringe Week One.  Last year he took home the Best Comedy 2016 award at the Melbourne Fringe and was the star of the 2016 ABC hit Playground Politics.

Be super and book today; you won’t be disappointed.

WHEN: Friday, June 23, 7.30pm (one hour, no interval)
TICKETS: members $35, adult $40, conc $37, U30 $30