Sam Taunton is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy.
Bursting onto the scene in 2017 he was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has since gone on to perform comedy all over the world. Juggling stand up and various media projects (including being an MTV Australia VJ) his captive storytelling and quick-fire punchlines have seen him emerge as one of the most in-demand acts in the country.
After being a RAW National Finalist in 2015, handpicked by the Melbourne Comedy Festival for The Comedy Zone (2016), Sam smashed his first solo hour Taunts Down For What in 2017, earning him a MICF Best Newcomer nomination, a nomination for Best Comedy at Perth Fringeworld, and a highly coveted ABC TV Comedy Next Gen recording.
With his most recent solo show, It’s Nice, It’s Modern Sam charmed Australian audiences, selling out rooms around the country in 2018 and firmly cementing himself as one of the hottest young voices on the Australian comedy circuit. This year, Sam will perform his brand-new show Straight from the Shoulder at MICF, Adelaide Fringe, and Brisbane and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
Sam has toured with the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow throughout Australia, Asia, and India and performed at Splendour In The Grass and the nationwide Falls Festival. He’s performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of Just For Laughs and been seen and heard on ABC2’s Comedy Up Late, Comedy Next Gen, MTV, The Project, SBS, Channel [V], ABC Radio, NOVA and Triple J.
He also hosted a television show about Geordie Shore which he is not proud of and asked the producers to bury.
You can be sure you’re going to be seeing a lot more of Sam Taunton.