Sam Taunton

“On an express elevator to stardom.” Herald Sun

Sam Taunton is one of the most exciting new voices in Australian comedy. He was a junior golf champion and considered going pro but luckily for audiences, comedy won.

Bursting onto the scene in the 2015 RAW Comedy National Final, Sam Taunton has gone on to perform comedy all over the world. Juggling stand up and various media projects including being MTV Australia’s newest 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 handpicked by the Melbourne Comedy Festival for The Comedy Zone in 2016, Sam smashed his first solo hour Taunts Down For What in 2017, earning him a MICF Best Newcomer nomination and a highly coveted ABC TV Comedy Next Gen special.

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.

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 has been seen and heard on ABC2’s Comedy Up Late, MTV, SBS, Channel [V], ABC Radio, NOVA and Triple J.

Hailing from the South Coast of NSW and now based in Sydney, Sam has a degree in Political Science and is a talented guitar player.

You can be sure you’re going to be seeing a lot more of Sam Taunton.