SAM MCCOOL is a writer, emcee and stand-up comedian who speaks 4 languages and has travelled to over 60 countries. In 2016, he premiered his solo show Turning Thoughty on his 40th birthday at the Sydney Opera House and completed a World Tour including shows in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and at the Rio Olympics. McCool was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent, appeared on various TV and radio shows in Australia, an Indonesian soap opera, Aussie feature film Dags and created ads for Microsoft. He regularly performs at corporate events for Australia’s biggest institutions including 3M, BD, LJH, AMP, CBA, ING, ZIP, TAB, UNSW, OPTUS, ACCOR, DOMAIN, MIRVAC. Eventually he aims to diversify to companies without acronyms. He has performed for organisations as diverse as the Canadian Tourism Commission, Bali International Fashion Show, Macedonian Film Festival, US VFW, Mekong Club, Arab-Australian Business Council, ANZ Business Association of India and Disneyland Paris. McCool has supported worthy causes such as Earth Hour, the Oncology Children’s Foundation, RedKite and FSHD. He was invited to help launch the Australian Human Rights Commission Anti-Racism campaign at UNSW with his show Embracist. Finally his collaboration with Nicholas Brown has led to the production and publishing of their original play Lighten Up.