The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – Studio 7, Sat 18 Feb.
For the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Sammy J leaves behind his purple puppet Randy and instead replaces him with a show about another purple hero, The Phantom. Sammy J’s brand new solo show is flawless with fantastic material presented in an incredibly clever way to keep the audience completely engaged for the whole 60 minutes. One of the best comedy shows I have ever seen!
It all started in the school yard for Sammy J in 1996 when he saw his school gardener Duncan Munroe wearing a Phantom t-shirt and suddenly realised he could emerge from the nerd closet as a Phantom comic fan. The friendship that developed between school gardener and student didn’t end in a Royal Commission, but was a story of a mutual obsession over a comic book character followed by separation, shame, stalking, theft and being followed by a Federal Police Officer into his attic.
Musical comedian Sammy J spends a few songs behind the piano, but the majority of the show is more stand-up comedy with use of pictures, videos and props. He is a remarkable storyteller that appears genuinely excited about sharing this story with the audience. There was some audience participation, but nothing confronting and Sammy makes a joke of anything unexpected that might occur, but the majority of the show ran smoothly.
Sammy J is at Adelaide Fringe for only two weeks so organise your booking now; Hero Complex is an absolute winner!
Sammy J continues at The Garden of Unearthly Delights – Studio 7 from 8.30pm until Sun 5 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.