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Sammy J

Hero Complex

Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival and Laughing Stock

WINNER Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2017
WINNER Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe 2016

Things are “hotting” up! The sell-out, 5-star award-winning show of the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe comes to Brisbane Comedy Festival

Australia has come out in droves to see the hilarious coming of age story about a schoolboy and his gardner, and a friendship based on their love of comic book hero, The Phantom. Jam-packed with real life photos and video and new songs, Sammy J has taken his audience on an unbelievably true journey across the last twenty years of his life to an incredible, must be seen to be believed finale.

In 1996, Sammy J borrowed some Phantom comics from his school gardener. That moment set off a chain of events that led to the birth of his daughter, saw him committing a crime in Canberra, and ended with a federal policeman searching his attic

An unbelievably true story from the star of ABC’s Playground Politics, with six 5 stars reviews in Adelaide alone last week, and a Best Comedy award, Hero Complex is a bona fide hit!



Intriguing, touching, and hilarious.

Beat Mag

Stand-up, music, storytelling, lighthearted and heartfelt … Sammy J has something for everyone in his show.

Chortle Mag

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Directed by Chris McDonald


About the Venue

Common Questions

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane Room, enter via Ann Street entrance and take the list or stairs to Level 1.  

Parking: Paid car parking is available at the King George Square Car Park, located directly underneath King George Square. Check the Brisbane City Council website for special parking offers at King George Square Car Park: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/parking-permits/car-parks/car-parking-special-offers

Public transport:
Train: City Hall is only a 5 to 10 minute walk from Central and Roma Street train stations.

Bus: There is a major bus interchange underneath King George Square and Queen Street Mall, as well as many bus stops along Adelaide Street.

CityCat: CityCats operate seven days a week; the closest ferry terminal is North Quay.

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