Sammy J and Randy hit ABC in October
Six-part musical comedy Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane will premiere on ABC TV on October 14 2015.
It is the first prime time series for Australia’s very own Sticky Pictures in association with ABC TV, Film Victoria and Screen Australia.
This is the first comedy television series for Sammy J and Randy.
The series is about two mismatched housemates from the comedic duo, Sammy J and Randy.
Sammy J is a hopeless, down-and-out lawyer who, six years into his legal career, is yet to win a case.
Randy is a cheating, gambling, drinking divorcee who also happens to be a purple puppet.
Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane also stars Nathan Lovejoy (This is Littleton, At Home with Julia), Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home and Away) and Samantha Healy (Mrs Biggs, McLeod’s Daughters) and, in his debut role, an alpaca named Kerry.
Sticky Pictures chief executive and executive producer, Donna Andrews, said she was fortunate to have a wonderful team on the production including Director, Jonathan Brough who embraced the series, and all its challenges.
"And there were challenges," she said. "From hookers in hot tubs, car crashes, prison breakouts and hot air balloons, to a skinny man and purple puppet in matching Y fronts – this production had it all."
Sammy J and Randy have played to sellout houses at The Sydney Opera House, closed the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Gala and sold out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2012 the pair hosted the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night TV Gala.
The pair starred in Network Ten’s Good News World in 2013 and in 2014 Sammy J hosted the ABC’s political satire, Wednesday Night Fever while Randy took football fans to the brink on SBS’ The Full Brazilian.