Entry: Sammy J's Playground Politics

Sammy J's Playground Politics

The 24 hour news cycle provides endless information and commentary during an election campaign. But who’s thinking of the children? Enter Sammy J, a self-proclaimed political tragic who, in this ‘kids show for adults’, provided daily 2016 federal election updates packaged perfectly for pre-schoolers. And while he doesn’t expect them to watch, their parents might still learn a thing or two… Says Sammy J: “Tony Jones and Leigh Sales do fabulous work, but I feel the ABC’s coverage has suffered from a lack of songs and craft activities. I can’t wait to show my audience how to create their very own smear campaign, read them the Three Little Negatively Geared Pigs, and construct an immigration detention centre using nothing but an egg carton and a bucket of tears.” There’s never been a more exciting time to be a small fabric doll that strongly resembles Malcolm Turnbull.

  • Posted by: Chris McDonald
  • Entry Type: Series
  • Categories: Comedy Performance Innovation Award