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The New York Times - Web
2019-11-08
The comedian Sugar Sammy credits his Montreal upbringing for making him so funny. He shares his favorite spots. A superstar in Quebec with a growing global following — he recently sold out a four-month residency in Paris — the comedian Sugar Sammy relishes returning to Montreal after touring. “I love living here because it’s a big city, but not so big that you feel lost,” said the 43-year-old Montreal native who was born Samir Khuillar. “You can have a real life. And you can still find quiet, human moments.” Fluent — and funny — in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi, the performer has been conquering audiences around the world by riffing on politics. The son of Indian immigrants,...
Télérama - Web
2019-10-28
Tout droit débarqué du Québec, où il joue à guichets fermés, ce stand-upper d'origine indienne arrive à Paris avec un show spécialement écrit pour « nous autres », habitants de la France, son « pays arabe préféré » ! Virtuose de la punchline, du rythme et de l'impro avec le public, Sugar Sammy ose tout, affichant une aisance désarmante avec son personnage de « gentil connard » au charisme impressionnant. Racisme, terrorisme, clichés franco-américano-québécois (« En France vous avez un président et un Premier ministre, c'est beaucoup de leadership pour...
West Island Blog - Web
2019-10-20
It was an active week for West Island Community Shares (WICS). They started the week off with their annual BMO Thanks Giving Dinner. The party started as soon as the guests arrived. Sitting down was not the mandate of the event with DJ George Thomas as emcee, despite the delicious turkey dinner. The event raised more than 55,000 for the 41 community groups cherished by the WICS team The week with WICS got more and more exciting as the days went by. For the first time benefitting WICS, Sugar Sammy graced the West Island with his hilarious comic performance. The show kept the audience entertained for more than an hour with provocative looks into politics, culture and social themes. The master spent a great deal of the show interacting...
The Marilyn Denis Show - Video
2019-10-11
Sugar Sammy's love of hockey is hilarious and has nothing to do with hockey. Watch the full interview here.
CFRA 580 - Radio
2019-10-11
Comedian Sugar Sammy announces tour dates by putting up parody billboards. One of them mocks Maxime Bernier's 'Say No To Mass Immigration' billboards. Sugar Sammy, he's got the padody billboards of Maxime Bernier, he'll take on anybody.
Global News -
2019-10-10
Why Comedian Sugar Sammy asked Quebec’s language police for a citation and doesn’t shy away from politics, international relations and the election in his standup.  His standup has been known to cover everything from politics to relationships, to hockey to international relations. No topic too taboo and no one is safe from his affectionate jabs. Watch the interview here.
The Current - Radio
2019-10-10
With the all-leaders French debate and the Montreal Canadians home opener facing off in prime time tonight, we are giving the last word to bilingual Quebec comic Samir Khullar, better known as Sugar Sammy. He is on a cross-Canada tour that brings him to Brampton tomorrow and Toronto on Saturday. Here he shares his thought on why the federal election is such a great source of comedy. "As a comedian you can't help but talk about the things that are on people's minds and right now I think this Canadian election is a very important one, [...] there's lots of material out there for a comedian, it's a gold mine right now[...]"   Listen to the interview
ICI Radio-Canada - Radio
2019-10-09
L'humoriste Sugar Sammy est de retour en sol canadien après avoir connu un succès fulgurant à l'étranger. De passage dans nos studios, il a parlé de la façon dont les revirements de la campagne électorale fédérale influencent son humour. Écoutez l'entrevue. "Tout ce qui est mauvais pour l'humanité est bon pour l'humour." - Sugar Sammy Il explique que cette période électorale est une période faste pour les humoristes canadiens qui n'ont plus...
CTV News Vancouver - Video
2019-10-09
Political campaigns can and should be serious, of course, there's lots at stake, the future of the country, but there's also the opportunity to laugh. You have to find the humour, because campaigns and politicians who are running in them can be funny, sometimes unintentionally. High stakes TV debates, like the one we're seeing this week can be rich fodder for comedians and that includes my final guest on The Vote tonight. Very happy to have Montreal Comedian Sugar Sammy in studio. He has fans across the country and in Europe with his own blend of humour [...]   Watch full interview here.
The Loop - Video
2019-10-08
Sugar Sammy isn’t one to shy away from getting political, and his current tour is happening in the middle of an election cycle in Canada. So, what role does comedy have when it comes to politics?  “It’s important to keep on addressing the stuff that’s happening in Canadian politics,” he told us in a recent interview. “Canadian politics is something that we’re surrounded by but a lot of comedians don’t address it.” Watch interview.
The Todd Shapiro Show - Radio
2019-10-08
Sugar Sammy, one of canada's finest comedians joins the Todd Shapiro show. Listen as they discuss everything from the big leadership debate, Todd Shapiro's Startup company, comedy in 2019 and Sugar Sammy's canadian tour.    Listen to the full interview here.
Joy TV News - Video
2019-10-04
When it comes to Canadian comedy super stars, Montreal-born Sugar Sammy, who's real name is Samir Khullar, performs in four languages all over the world. We're here at the Georgian Hotel to learn more about language, culture and comedy.
CJSR FM 88 - Radio
2019-10-04
Norm from Comic Jenius and and Lars Callieou catch up with Sugar Sammy about his international career, his success in Quebec, his canadian tour and his upcoming show in Edmonton. Listen to the full interview here.
CTV News Calgary -
2019-10-02
"Election time is a great time to hit the road if you're a comedian, and we have one in studio right now. Sugar Sammy is taking the stage in Calgary tomorrow at the Bella Concert Hall. He is joining us this morning to chat about the tour and also to talk to us about some of the content of the tour." Watch interview here.
ICI Alberta -
2019-10-02
Sugar Sammy de passage en AlbertaL'humoriste Sugar Sammy sera en spectacle à Calgary jeudi et à Edmonton vendredi. Il était de passage dans nos studios.   Écoutez l'entrevue ici.
ICI Colombie-Britannique - Radio
2019-09-27
Les élections fédérales sont une source d'inspiration importante pour Sugar Sammy ces jours-ci. L'humoriste montréalais, qui sillonne la planète pour rire de nos différences culturelles, est en spectacle le 5 octobre à Surrey et le 6 octobre prochain à Vancouver. Il réagit notamment à l'épisode du « brownface » du chef libéral Justin Trudeau. Écoutez l'entrevue ici.
Surrey Now-Leader - Web
2019-09-26
An interview with Montreal’s Samir Khullar, whose tour is timed with the federal election campaign. Sugar Sammy says he didn’t plan it this way, but his current comedy tour sure lines up well with the current federal election campaign. The Montreal-based teller of jokes is on a Canadian tour that includes a show at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 5. Recent performances had Sammy riffing on those old “brown face” photos of the Liberal party leader. “Trudeau had a brown face and a turban so he might lose the election for the same reasons as Jagmeet Singh,” Sammy tweeted. “I’m not outraged that Trudeau did a brownface,” he posted to his Facebook page....
CTV News Vancouver - Video
2019-09-26
We caught up with Sugar Sammy while in town on his Canadian tour. He's a rising star in the Canadian Comedy scene, known for his unique mix of culture, comedy and sometimes controversy, from his home province of Quebec to stages all across the world, including Paris. He's been making audiences laugh around the world. Watch the interview here.
Radio-Canada - Radio
2019-09-07
Critique du spectacle du spectacle de Sugar Sammy à Winnipeg. Écoutez la critique ici.
Radio-Canada - Radio
2019-08-29
Sugar Sammy fait escale à Winnipeg les 6 et 7 septembre.   Écoutez l'entrevue.
Montreal Gazette - Web
2019-05-30
The phenomenally successful comedian sits down with Lesley Chesterman in Paris to talk about conquering France, why he's glad he doesn't fit in anywhere, and his plans to make his next Quebec show even edgier. “I like playing with fire, and then look for the exits.” —  Sugar Sammy It’s a grey Thursday night in early May in Paris, a few weeks after the fire at Notre-Dame and the day after the Fête du travail protest by the Gilets Jaunes. I’m at the Alhambra, a 600-seat theatre in the happening 10th arrondissement, and the room is filling up fast with a young crowd. The pre-show background tunes blaring in this chic theatre sound similar to the set played by DJ YO-C at the Olympia before...
The Federalist - Radio
2019-04-15
Samir Khullar, better known as Sugar Sammy, is a Canadian comedian who performs comedy in multiple languages and cultures. Sugar Sammy joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour for discussion on joke writing, the art of the “Special,” Canadian politics, and the future of comedy. “I don’t think people are more sensitive. I think people like to say they’re more sensitive,” he said. “I think people like to create outrage so they can get those likes and that pat on the back, and start little mini movements so they can be the Rosa Parks of Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.”
France Info -
2019-04-06
L'humoriste canadien d'origine indienne Sugar Sammy est déjà une star dans son pays natal et aux Etats-Unis. Il part à la conquête de la France avec son spectacle dans la pure tradition du stand-up américain. Il est sur la scène de l'Alhambra à Paris jusqu'au 1er juin, avant une tournée dans tout le pays. Il a déjà fait la Une du New-York Times et de bien d'autres journaux anglo-saxons. Sugar Sammy est en France avec une nouvelle résidence à l'Alhambra à Paris jusqu'au 1er juin et avant une tournée française. Un challenge que celui de conquérir le cœur des français pour l'humoriste qui...
WUSA9 - Video
2019-03-09
Comedian Sugar Sammy speaks about his comic success and how his background inspired his comedy. Click here to watch the full interview.
Washington Post - Web
2019-03-08
Link to Washington Post original article Comedian Sugar Sammy is trying to describe how he can move to a new country and figure out enough of the local quirks to poke fun at them. “The French will say, ‘How do you know us so well?’ " he says in an interview in Washington. “I’m like, ‘Because I’ve watched you, I have listened to you. I’ve been, I’ve been …’ ” and he pauses. The Montreal-born comedian performs in four languages, and currently he cannot summon...