Sammy J (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Sammy J

Transgressive flights of fancy

Exceedingly likeable and not above telling traditional jokes and singing conventional songs, this gangly Melbourne comic’s true talent lies in his transgressive flights of fancy. J’s opening routine concerning a ‘double cock con’ he was part of at a school and an extended aside about the significance of Kevin Costner’s archery in Robin Hood are impressive.

Underbelly, 08445 458 252, until 29 Aug, 9.50pm, £10–£12.50 (£9–11.50).

Sammy J: Skinny Man, Modern World

  • 3 stars

After winning 'best show' at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sammy J returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show full of songs, jokes, and juice. If you like your comedy served with a slight narrative, musical numbers, occasional moments of improvisation and respectable attire, this is the show for you. One of the most…