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Sammy J: Never Work a Day in Your Life!

Session Info:

Sammy J had it all: School captain. Dux of Year Twelve. Studying law at the University of Melbourne. Then he gave it all up to become a comedian.

Through story and video, Sammy J describes his journey from would-be lawyer to full-time writer and performer. Charting his days from schoolyard wedgie recipient to class clown, university student to television performer, Sammy’s lively and engaging presentation stresses the importance of following your dreams, being persistent and setting goals for the future. Along the way, Sammy puts the stress of high school into perspective and reminds students that there is life beyond exams!

Sammy’s ability to talk to students on an equal level sets him apart from the average ‘motivational speaker’ and enables him to build a genuine connection with students based on humour and shared experiences.

NOTE: It is advisable to have an AV staff member available upon Sammyʼs arrival so that any complications can be addressed. Sammy will provide his own wireless microphone and base unit. Should you be unable to provide a keyboard or piano, please let us know no later than three days prior to the engagement so that alternative arrangements can be made.


  • Finding a passion
  • Taking risks
  • Staying true to yourself
  • Setting goals
  • Considering your career

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