We love it when funny people visit the Northern Illawarra, and there are smiles all round because comedian Sam Bowring will do his thing at Wombarra Bowlo on December 4.
It’s the first time Sam will stop his car in the Northern Illawarra, having driven through for shows in Wollongong, and he’s excited to meet local audiences.
“I love Wollongong, but have always been rushing to get there,” says Sam. “Most recently I supported Arj Barker, but this time I’m looking forward to performing in your beautiful part of the world.”
Sam grew up on a diet of comedy, with his family home just up the road from the legendary comedy venue the Harold Park Hotel, which featured comedians five or six times a week. “Whenever I wanted to get out of homework, Dad and I would pop down. Dad would have a few beers and I would have a few laughs. So I was pretty young when I decided that was the life for me.”
While most parents would shed a tear at the thought of their son pursuing a career in comedy, Sam says his parents were supportive of the creative arts. In fact, he was just 16 when he first took part in RAW Comedy, and although he needed his father to get him in to the venue, he wouldn’t let him stay to watch. “I made him go back outside,” says Sam, “but I have recently found out he’d sneak up the back to have a peak at my show!”
These days, Sam is an established and respected member of the Australian comedy circuit.
He’s been runner-up in the RAW Comedy national Final, nominated as Best Emerging Comic at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and nominated for Best Newcomer and the Piece of Wood Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Same says luckily he’s never actually won anything, so success hasn’t gone to his head!
Sam is also a writer, with several published books which you can have a look at HERE. But when it comes to comedy, he says he draws inspiration for his shows from life, and the internet!
“Every time I sit down at the computer there’s some crazy scientific invention or a weird and wonderful new idea. Mind you, the other day I did see a sock up a tree and amused myself thinking about all the ways it got there. I guess life is pretty funny and there are lots of things that are amusing!”
And when it comes to performing at Wombarra Bowlo, Sam says he’s so excited, even Christmas pales in comparison. “It’s going to be great fun,” he says. “Audiences can expect a mishmash of observations and one-liners, all with a derisive sneer, and all in good fun!
“I will also let people know why fortune tellers can’t be trusted, how to walk home drunk, and some sneaky tricks to play on real estate agents, so you might want to take notes!”
Sam will perform at Wombarra Bowlo on Friday December 4. The show also features Dane Hiser with MC Martin Henchion and is presented by Monobrow Comedy. Doors open at 7.3 and the show starts at 8pm.
Tickets available HERE
Or you can enter to win two tickets in our Facebook comp- HERE