Biography

Sam Bowring is a writer and comedian living in Sydney, Australia.

He began writing at a young age and his first book, Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon, was published in 1999 when he was (appropriately enough) 19. Since then he has written several other books and stage plays, as well as for various televisual broadcasts.

Books
2010
Soul’s Reckoning (Broken Well Book 3)
Orbit Australia
2010
Destiny’s Rift (Broken Well Book 2)
Orbit Australia
2009
Prophecy’s Ruin (Broken Well Book 1)
Orbit Australia
2009
The Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures
Pac Macmillan
2007
In Sarah’s Dreams
ILTS
1999
Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon
Koaloa Books

Plays
A Typical Day at the Office
PACT Theatre (Sydney)
The Great LIbrary of Earth
Newtown Theatre (Syd), PACT Theatre, Ponton Theatre (Bathurst)
Death's Waiting Room
PACT, Ponton
The Nimbs
Shopfront Theatre (Syd)

TV Writing
2008 - 09
Rove
Ten Network
2008
The Mansion
thecomedychannel
2007 - 08
rovedaily.com
Roving Enterprises
2006
The Ronnie Johns Half Hour
Ten Network
2006
Stand-up! Australia
thecomedychannel
2001 - 02
The Big Bite
Channel Seven

Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous (at the time) (in Sydney) (amongst certain circles) Harold Park Hotel when he was 16, getting his first paid work there at 17. Since then he has placed second in the Raw Comedy National Final, and been nominated for Best Emerging Comic at the Adelaide Fringe, and both Best Newcomer and the Piece of Wood Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In other words, he’s never actually won anything.

In 2003 Sam set up regular comedy night ‘A Mic in Hand’ with fellow comic Kent Valentine at The Friend in Hand Hotel in Sydney, which fast developed a reputation for being one of the best rooms in Australia. Sam and Kent ran the night until 2007, although it continues to this day as a favourite with punters and performers alike. Visit the current website here.

Live Stand-Up Shows
2008
More Irrelevant Bullshit
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2007
Small Animals I Have Known
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Cracker Sydney Comedy Festival
2007
Splitting the Bill 2, receipts Ahoy! - with Kent Valentine
Adelaide Fringe Festival
2006
The WIshes of Children
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006
Splitting the Bill - with Kent Valentine
Adelaide Fringe Festival
2005
Launchpad - with Nick Sun and Justin Heazlewood
Big Laugh Festival, Sydney
2005
Mic in Transit - a showcase of new Sydney comics
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1998 - 01
Comics Out West
Charle Sturt University

Television/Recorded Appearances
2009
Wil Anderson - Wilosophy
(bonus disc performer)
Independent DVD
2008
The Mansion
(regular guest)
thecomedychannel
2007
The Sideshow
(stand-up appearance)
ABC
2007
Sam Bowring, Consumer Advocate
(writer and performer)
thecomedychannel
2007
Cracker Comedy Festival Gala
(stand-up appearance)
thecomedychannel
2007 - 06
Stand-Up! Australia
(stand-up appearances)
thecomedychannel
2006
Sydney Comedy Underground DVD
(stand-up appearance)
Independent DVD
2004
Stained Glass Fishbowl
(stand-up appearance)
Channel 31

Radio
2004 - 10
Homegrown Humour
(stand-up appearances)
Radiowise
2004
Breakfast Show with Wil and Adam
(weekly guest spot)
Triple J
2004
TGI Fridays with Richard Glover
(guest)
ABC 702

Quotes for Stand-up Performances

“ **** His jokes are like ninjas quietly sneaking up on you.... undeniably funny.’”  - Adelaide Advertiser

“Ingenious”
- dB Magazine

“He makes it easy to laugh... an immensely likeable boyishness... his endearing meander earned well-deserved laughs” 
- Beat Magazine

“A comedic chameleon, Bowring works a concept over from every angle until it begs for mercy and the audience begs for more.” 
- Triple M

‘A very, very funny guy ... some of the laughter was so intense, it sounded almost painful ... feels like he has the talent to walk onstage cold and make people laugh using anything that comes to hand.’
- Inpress

‘Provides a great deal of easy to laugh at material ... a really accessible comic, but clever enough to be universally appealing’
- Groggy Squirrel