Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous (at the time) Harold Park Hotel when he was 16, getting his first paid gig at 17. He has since been runner-up in the Raw Comedy National Final, nominated for Best Emerging Comic at the Adelaide Fringe, and for both Best Newcomer and the Piece of Wood Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Luckily, he’s never actually won anything, so this mild success never went to his head.
He has supported the likes of Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, and Arj Barker amongst others, and appeared often on TV, radio and in comedy festival shows around the country.
Sam’s television writing credits include the popular children’s sketch show ‘You’re Skitting Me’, as well as ‘The Big Bite’, ‘The Mansion’ and ‘The Ronnie Johns Half Hour’. He was a contributing writer and performer on ‘Stand-up! Australia’, and a staff writer on ‘Rove’.
“****- undeniably funny.’”
“He makes it easy to laugh… an immensely likeable boyishness.”
“His jokes are like ninjas quietly sneaking up on you”
Jacques Barrett is Dynamite!
Jacques has been working the Sydney scene with steady progress since 2006. He hit his stride in 2008 and become one of Sydney’s most sort after club comics.
With a combination of social satire and impressionistic style he creates a charming stage persona. He takes his audiences on a journey that proves him to be sharp and original. Jacques is constantly evolving his stage act and his ability to write cutting edge topical material and deliver it in any medium has put him at the forefront of the new breed of Australia’s rising stars.