From Rags to mild success



About Sammy Showtime

Sam's story of rags to hand-me-downs starts in Grafton, a small Australian town located somewhere between Sydney and Brisbane.

Sam graduated first in high school, mainly because the rest of the class actually finished the year. Keen to expand his horizons and his magic, Sam moved to the harsh and unforgiving streets of Adelaide in South Australia where he developed the dry humour and sarcasm that keeps passers-by entertained for hours.

Encouraged by his 2014 win in the Australian Street Entertainment Championships, Sam took his act to 12 different countries, making his show one of Australia's most valuable exports.

An accomplished street performer, Sam's unique magic show and card throwing stunt draws crowds of all ages, leaving them stunned, mystified and grateful they caught this world-class act.


Sammy always had a fascination for puzzles and mysteries but at 14 he stumbled upon magic. As the years went by he became obsessed with the craft – not only with trying to master difficult sleight of hand, but also with performing and engaging people.


“I’ve always loved performing, whether it be playing in a band or doing amateur theater in school. Now I love inviting strangers to enjoy my show.”

After only a few short years of being in the industry, Sammy has performed at some of the world’s biggest festivals: The Edinburgh Fringe, Prague, Adelaide Fringe and the Brighton Fringe, and he has won numerous awards including the Australian Street Performers Championships in 2014.


Sammy has performed in over 14 countries, for thousands of people. From some of the smallest villages in Ireland, to the lively neon lit streets of Las Vegas, he’s performed in some of the world’s best and worst places. Currently he is based in  Adelaide, Australia. Connect on Facebook to find out where he is performing.

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Sammy Showtime makes professional props for magicians and performers around the world.