One of the hottest young comedians on the international circuit, Sugar Sammy is enjoying considerable success both at home and around the world. He’s been described as striking the "...perfect balance between confident swagger and self-deprecation." His bestselling DVD “Sugar Sammy Live in Concert: Direct from Montreal” was the Number One selling comedy DVD on Amazon.ca for five straight weeks and continues to post impressive sales. The concert featured in the DVD, currently part of Air Canada’s on-air entertainment program, was the first special starring a Canadian stand-up on HBO Canada.
The Canadian airwaves are not the only home for his smooth and always charismatic style of comedy, with TV specials already on his résumé from Showtime Arabia, The Comedy Channel, The Comedy Network, CTV and Dutch TV network NTR. Meanwhile on the Web, his stand-up videos have had over 3 million views. Part of a new breed of young, global, accessible performers, Askmen.com recently dubbed him “Comedy’s New Rock Star”.
Setting him apart from the pack, Sugar Sammy performs in four languages (English, French, Punjabi and Hindi), and travels the world, performing to his dedicated fans in cities and countries as varied as London, the U.S., Dubai, South Africa, Singapore, Holland, Australia and of course, Canada. He’s been invited to perform at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival seven times and is the first, and probably the only comic to perform in all four of his native languages in the English, French and Toronto editions. No stranger to the prestigious festival circuit, he’s also performed at the Sydney, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Auckland, Halifax and Winnipeg festivals as well as Le Grand rire festival in Quebec City, where he performs in French.
A tour-de-force, Sugar Sammy stirs up and samples the multi-cultural melting pot that exists in most urban centers today. In doing so, he presents hilarious scenarios and comments on our global society’s inherent contradictions in a brilliantly entertaining way, ranging from arranged marriages in his Indian ancestry, to his views on sex, pop culture and modern day relationships. He’s managed to charm everyone in his path, whether on his sold-out tour dates across Canada, or the French media who let him get away with his ribbing about the cultural divide that he finds himself straddling in his hometown.
Having worked with some who have paved the way before him, such as Dave Chappelle, George Lopez and Damon Wayans, he’s learned his lessons well.
It’s pretty obvious that Sugar Sammy is poised to take over the world one laugh at a time.
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