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Geoff Shaw


Comedian Sammy J knows nothing, and he’s the first one to admit it. Politicians know everything,
or so they would have us believe. When unstoppable comedic force meets immovable political object, the result is Sammy J’s Democratic Party, a brand new event that leaves the week behind and kicks off with a drink, a few laughs and a fair old shake of the sauce bottle.

In the past decade, Sammy J has conquered the international comedy scene, winning plaudits at the Melbourne, Adelaide, Jakarta and Edinburgh comedy festivals. He also pops up regularly on the goggle box, on shows like Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and as host of the satirical sketch show Wednesday Night Fever. Best known for his collaborations with Randy the purple puppet, Sammy J’s Democratic Party sees him flying solo as he takes a poll of everyone invited (that’s you) to help him cut the visible strings of our politicians and find out what they really think.

Outspoken Frankston independent MP Geoff Shaw holds the balance of power in the Victorian parliament; he resigned his Liberal Party membership this year. Sammy J will find out what makes him tick.

Take one ultra skinny, multi-award-winning comedian, add a political figure who may or may not be aware of what they’re getting themselves into, throw in a beverage or two … and stand back and watch the fireworks.

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Geoff Shaw

Geoff Shaw was elected as the State Member for Frankston in November 2010. Geoff has lived in Frankston since the age of seven. He attended St Johns Primary School in Frankston East then graduated from John Paul College, in Frankston in 1985. In 1988, Geoff successfully attained a Bachelor of Busine... Read more

Sammy J

Sammy J is an award-winning comedian, writer, and songbird.

From Melbourne to Edinburgh, he has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting and inventive performers on the international comedy scene.


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