Sammich The Tramp came to St. Louis in 2010 by way of Chicago and been creating and directing shows with her own unique brand of silent slapstick vaudevillian comedy. After teaming up with burlesque star and producer Lola van Ella, Sammy began producing the Beggar’s Carnivale wherein she also directs her own troupe, The Knockabouts.
In 2011 and 2012 Sammich has been voted one of the Top 50 Burlesque Performers Worldwide in 21st Century Burlesque’s Top 50. Sammich the Tramp travels often and has appeared at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Vegas, Michelle L’amour’s Belles and Whistles in Chicago, Bustout Burlesque in New Orleans, Panty Raid in Nashville, The New Orleans Burlesque Festival, The Toronto Burlesque Festival, she has been a featured performer at the Best of Midwest Burlesque Festival in Minneapolis, and headlined the 2012 Colorado Burlesque Festival. Sammy has also opened for Beats Antique, The Black Belles, Here Come the Mummies, March Fourth Marching Band, and The Yard Dogs Road Show. Sammy is particularly passionate about vaudevillian stage spectacles, silent films, live music and Charlie Chaplin and hopes to bring back the art and nuance of these passions to a modern audience, and to give them a show they never realized they needed so badly.
And now a few words from Sammy herself:
“One night Cirque du Soleil got really drunk on a whiskey bender and had a one night stand with a Charlie Chaplin short film in the back of an old run down vaudeville house. 9 months later my baby, The Beggar’s Carnivale, was born.
I also have a very handsome little dog. He is very smart.”