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Sam Garlepp Big Ick Energy

Sam Garlepp Big Ick Energy

As seen on Channel 10’s The Cheap Seats, as heard on Fox FM and Triple M, and as tasted by Matt Preston on MasterChef: Up Late, Sam Garlepp is one of Australian comedy’s rising sourdoughs.

Watch as he exposes his icks in front of a live audience through stand-up and song!

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You could be sending texts with the green text bubble

Or slightly slip but regain your balance on some loose rubble

You could be wearing a cap but not push it all the down

Or be a grown-ass man picking your grape vape up off the ground

As a matter of fact, I’ve got the ick now.

“Walking red flags gravitate towards me. They call me the Cringe Magnet, the Awkward Moment Whisperer, the Pied Piper of… something yuck, like rats or something. 

The world has Big Ick Energy – and maybe I do too.”

Wielding a guitar, Sam crafts songs that add a rhythmically witty layer that is suitably cringe but "surprisingly good” (Adelaide Advertiser).

Whatever your icks, Sam Garlepp’s your fix.

You could be a Puppy Milk-drinking Snake Wrangler like it’s nothing sinister

Or genuinely enjoying banana lollies when you’re the Prime Minister

You could be driving an obnoxiously loud car

Or forcing people to listen to you play guitar –  wait, no that is part of the show

You could be speaking in rhyme –

You know what, I think we’re out of time.

'Natural charisma, good hair, mad rap skills, Sam Garlepp is the whole package.' Adelaide Advertiser

'Nailed yet another piece of content... hilarious.' Radio Today

'One of the best Melbourne theatre and comedy shows to see this March.' Beat Magazine

'Big laughs at a cracking pace, Garlepp is a natural.' ★★★★ Rip It Up

'Instantly likeable.' ★★★★ Glam Adelaide

"Ridiculously Witty"  – Funny Tonne 5.0
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Suitable for audiences 15+
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