SAM BOWRING COMEDIAN/WRITER

SAM BOWRING COMEDIAN/WRITER

Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous Harold Park Hotel in 1996 when he was 16, getting his first paid work there at 17

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Sam Bowring Comedian/Writer
 
Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous Harold Park Hotel in 1996 when he was 16, getting his first paid work there at 17.
“His jokes are like ninjas quietly sneaking up on you.... undeniably funny.’”  - Adelaide Advertiser

A finalist in the 1997 Comic of the Year Awards, he then moved to Bathurst to study Communications at Charles Sturt University. Here he ran ‘Comics Out West’, a comedy club playing throughout the central west of NSW, and also had a regular show on community radio station 2MCE.

“Ingenious” - dB Magazine
Upon return to Sydney he became a state Raw Comedy finalist in 2003, and placed second in the national finals in 2004. He has been heard on TGI Fridays with Richard Glover (ABC 702) and on Triple J, including a regular spot on the breakfast show with Wil Anderson and Adam Spencer in 2004. Currently he is a regular on Home Grown Humour, syndicated to radio stations across Australia.

“He makes it easy to laugh... an immensely likeable boyishness... his endearing meander earned well-deserved laughs”  - Beat Magazine
Sam has written for The Big Bite (channel 7) and Newsworld (channel 7, pilot). His published books are “Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon” (Koala Books, 97), and “In Sarah’s Dreams” (ILTS Publishing, 05). His plays include the sell out “Great Library of Earth” (01, 02) which he also directed, and “Death’s Waiting Room” (02, 03, 05).

“A comedic chameleon, Bowring works a concept over from every angle until it begs for mercy and the audience begs for more.”  - Triple M
(channel 7) and (channel 7, pilot). His published books are (Koala Books, 97), and (ILTS Publishing, 05). His plays include the sell out (01, 02) which he also directed, and (02, 03, 05).
Currently, Sam runs comedy event company ‘A Mic in Hand’ with fellow comic Kent Valentine at The Friend in Hand Hotel, which has built a reputation for being one of the best rooms in Australia. In 2005 he produced and performed in the MICF Show Mic in Transit, the Big Laugh Festival (Sydney), helped produce and appeared in the Sydney Comedy Underground DVD (commercial release) and was selected for a showcase Letterman audition at The Comedy Store. ’ with fellow comic Kent Valentine at The Friend in Hand Hotel, which has built a reputation for being one of the best rooms in Australia. In 2005 he produced and performed in the MICF Show (Sydney), helped produce and appeared in the Sydney Comedy Underground DVD (commercial release) and was selected for a showcase Letterman audition at The Comedy Store.
In 2006 Sam enjoyed critically acclaimed shows in both the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. He was nominated for Best Emerging Comic in Adelaide, and for Best Newcomer and The Piece of Wood Award in Melbourne, and also appeared in the Moosehead Benefit Night, in front of a 1500 strong crowd in the Melbourne Town Hall. 
 

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