Published on February 28th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Sammy J Kicks of his “Good Hustle” Australian Tour at Melbourne Comedy Festival

After five years, 200 episodes and countless legal threats Sammy J is stepping away from his weekly ABC TV spot – but not before throwing a giant party. Come and farewell Government Coach, Playground Politics, National Yoga, bush poet SJ Paterson, Hookturnistan and more as we say “full credit” to taking the piss on the national broadcaster. Get around them, Australia. Good hustle.

This country’s finest and most astute satirist.” – The Age

An endlessly creative talent.” – Time Out, London

How do you prefer your comedy? Straight stand-up, musical, storytelling, light-hearted or heartfelt? Why not just have it all? Sammy J has something for everyone in his show.” – Chortle, UK

Sammy J is one of Australia’s most surprising talents. Political, musical, a master wordsmith, and hilariously funny, his work has been recognised with multiple awards, and recent nominations for Best Comedy at the AACTA awards and Best Comedy Release at the ARIA awards.

A proud nerd, Sammy J ditched his law degree to pursue a career in comedy. He’s since played in Edinburgh, Montreal and London; had a sitcom on Netflix; is one half of the man/puppet comedy duo ‘Sammy J & Randy’; and has appeared each week on ABC TV in a variety of satirical sketches including “Playground Politics” and “National Yoga”. His debut novel, “The Long Class Goodnight”, is out now through Hardie Grant Publishing, and his ARIA-nominated show “Symphony in J Minor” is streaming on Paramount+. He is currently the host of ABC Radio Melbourne’s Breakfast show.

Tour presented by Laughing Stock Productions, more information at

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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