A bite-sized children's show for a very adult audience.

Sammy J's Playground Politics - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-07-01

Sammy J's Playground Politics - Sammy J - Netflix

Sam McMillan (born 2 July 1983) is an Australian musical comedian, satirist, and writer who performs under the stage name Sammy J. He embraces a variety of media in his comedy, including the use of video and self-composed music, and frequently collaborates with Randy the purple puppet. He has released several CDs and DVD compilations of his comic songs, such as the album Skinny Man, Modern World which was nominated for Best Comedy Release at the 2012 ARIA Awards. He has performed at comedy festivals in Australia, Edinburgh and Montreal, and has appeared on various Australian television shows, including Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, a sitcom based on the duo's touring show of the same name.

Sammy J's Playground Politics - Early life - Netflix

McMillan studied law at the University of Melbourne for two and a half years, where he also directed and appeared in the Melbourne Law Comedy Revue. He was also a member of United Nations Youth Australia and was editor of its newsletter in 1999 and 2000. He says he was more interested in writing jokes than studying, and halfway through the course decided to drop out. He subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) in 2006 and began to pursue a full-time comedy career. He performs under the stage name Sammy J, a condensation of his full name, Samuel Jonathan McMillan. The first time he publicly used the stage name was during a performance on Hey Hey It's Saturday's “Red Faces” segment in 1999. He attended The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza, and can sometimes be seen wearing his uniform during performances which reference his school days.

Sammy J's Playground Politics - References - Netflix