The Adelaide Festival Centre presents Sammy J in 'The Sammy J Songbook' playing at The Space Theatre on June 18th at 7:30pm and June 19th at 3:30pm. Saturday June 18th saw a group of people together to celebrate Sammy J. He took the time to point out that the audience would never be the same bunch of people together again ever, because if one person didn't attend that group is completely different. He said "At one point or another each member of this audience will die, we wont know when or where and i find that exciting".
His show featured comical anecdotes and songs that had the audience laughing for an hour straight. He talked about badly targeted commercials for products, how to end a conversation with someone you really don't want to talk to and how awkward audience participation can be. The audience joined in and sang along as Sammy wrote the line and asked the audience to fill in the last word. He asked one side of the room to say 'ouch' and the other say 'prickly', as in 'ouch prickly, ouch prickly'. He went on to say this was the audience in an orgy in a rose bush - everyone laughed.
He told us why he's never allowed to perform on a cruise ship again after being told he could perform a set as long as it's clean. This just triggered his song 'Keep it Clean', featuring words that shouldn't be used very often. Sammy is a light entertainer and this is not the show for someone who is easily offended or doesn't have a sense of humor. Having seen him perform before as part of his man & puppet duo I know his humor pushes boundaries, but he knows how far he can push the line.
Sammy J Songbook is a 5/5 must-see show for fans of musical comedies. If you've never seen Sammy before, this is a great show, and if you have, then you know whats he's like and will appreciate an hour with him. Look out for Sammy back in Adelaide during the Adelaide Fringe Season.