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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.”
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...
Brown Girl Magazine - Web
2019-02-27
After 22 years of performing stand-up comedy worldwide, Samir Khullar says he doesn’t have a pre-performance ritual. Instead, he likes to feel out the vibe of a crowd when telling jokes. “I tend to be prepared, but not be too married to a set list. The best movies are when people forget they’re watching the movie and get involved. I like having that with my audience.” Samir, better known by his stage name “Sugar Sammy” or just “Sam,” is an award-winning stand-up comedian hailing from Quebec, Canada. Described by the New York Times as a “fearless comic with a talent for provoking both laughter and outrage,” his routines are inclusive of all people and backgrounds, given his...
News India Times - Web
2019-02-26
NEW YORK – Raconteur. Provocateur. Riff-master. Call him what you may, but Samir Khullar, aka Sugar Sammy, as the hugely talented Indo-Canadian standup comedian is popularly known the world over, will not put you to sleep with gentle fireside chat stories, especially if you are within earshot or eyesight of him in a comedy club. In fact, Sammy’s modus operandi – which was on regal display at Caroline’s on Broadway, last week – is to engage and joust with the audience through most of his show, creating classic improv humor, drawing out regular guffaws. One is left to wonder after Sammy’s blitzkrieg of multilingual raillery – at the expense of his sometimes squirming audience, caught off-guard...
The Knockturnal - Web
2019-02-25
Friday and Saturday night in Times Square, inside Carolines on Broadway, there was an audience with people from France, Canada, the United States, the Middle East and India in attendance and we all laughed our differences away… I spoke to Sugar Sammy after his show about diversity and how he connects with audiences in spite of their different backgrounds. Sugar Sammy spoke about bringing his unique point of view to his shows and in turn to the comedy landscape. With his Indian heritage, but having grown up in Canada, he is able to offer a fresh perspective. For instance, Sammy states, even though Canada and the States are neighbors, there are so many differences. He pointed this out during his shows in New York in a comical...
Hollywood Life - Web
2019-02-21
Obviously, there are major cultural differences between French & American societies. However, what are those translated in comedy? Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy tells HL his hysterical take on the biggest distinctions when it comes to getting laughs from his audience. Comedian Sugar Sammy, whose real name is Samir Khullar, speaks several different languages, each with an impeccable accent, and translates his comedy into each one. While he is changing up his language for each audience, he also translates his jokes and cultural references, depending on the country he is performing in. While this of course makes sense, as people across the world have different senses of humor depending on their cultural influences, Sugar Sammy...
CBC Radio - Radio
2019-02-13
In the world of comedy, Sugar Sammy is renowned for being fluent in four languages and outrageously funny in all of them. When he first launched his bilingual stand-up show in Montreal in 2011, some thought it would be too difficult to make Quebec's two distinct cultures laugh at the same time.  Hundreds of thousands of ticket sales later, it's safe to say that he's succeeded, and now, he's taking things even further. After becoming a household name in Quebec, Sugar Sammy set sail for France. In the midst of his latest tour, Sugar Sammy joins Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the comedic value of an outsider's perspective and how he generates laughs — and...
CBS New York - Video
2019-02-07
Sam Khullar grew up in Canada, but performing stand-up comedy in New York has always been the dream. Inspired by comics like Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle, the man known as Sugar Sammy is returning to Carolines on Broadway to headline the famous New York comedy club for three days in late February. Sugar Sammy has performed all over the world, but Carolines is one of his favorite spots. “It’s a legendary room. The names that play there now and the names that have played there are huge,” said Sugar Sammy in an interview with CBS Local. “I was walking by and I said ‘I can’t believe I’m headlining here.’ To see yourself up on the marquee is definitely exciting. There’s...
Global News - 640 Toronto - Radio
2019-02-03
Sugar Sammy on Global News Radio - Toronto 640. Click here to listen to full interview.
Omny Studio - Radio
2019-02-02
Author Melissa Leong joins as guest-host. Comedian Sugar Sammy brings the laughs. We kick off Black History Month with Power to Girls Foundation and DriverHER Founder Aisha Addo, plus chat Cirque Eloize Hotel with Sabrina Halde. #ontheradar: Sundance Film Festival, SAG Awards, Priyanka Chopra's Wild Wild Country inspired film, Jussie Smollett, Peppa Pig & Chinese New Year.    Listen here.
La Presse - Web
2018-12-22
Sugar Sammy a remporté hier soir l'Étoile de l'humour du Parisien, ex aequo avec le comédien et réalisateur Fabrice Éboué. Les deux lauréats succèdent à Jamel, Alex Lutz, Dany Boon et Florence Foresti, primés les années précédentes. Diffusée vendredi soir sur la chaîne C8, la cérémonie des Étoiles couronne les coups de coeur culturels de la rédaction du populaire journal de la capitale de l'Hexagone, Le Parisien.  
Radio-Canada - Web
2018-12-22
L'humoriste québécois Sugar Sammy a été nommé meilleur humoriste de l'année par le quotidien Le Parisien, qui a remis ses prix Étoiles lors d'une cérémonie diffusée vendredi soir en France. La soirée des Étoiles du Parisien, qui se tient depuis six ans, était animée par l'humoriste Tom Villa et télédiffusée pour la première fois sur la chaîne C8. La rédaction du journal décerne chaque année 28 prix dans différents domaines de la culture. Sugar Sammy, qui travaille en France depuis plus de deux ans, a obtenu cette récompense alors qu'il s'apprête à mettre fin à un long marathon de spectacles à l'Alhambra, à Paris, à la fin de l'année. Il a vendu 55 000 billets en Europe à ce jour, avec...
The Beat 92.5 - Radio
2018-12-21
"[...] Sammy's been working in France for the last little while and it's safe to say that they've fallen in love with him there, too. Sammy just won Best Comedian in Le Parisien magazine's prestigious countdown of this year's best performing arts and TV stars. He's now sold 55 000 tickets in Europe. 171 shows in Paris, the rest in France, Belgium and Switzerland. The guy's a machine. [...]" Listen to the full clip here: Shaun McMahon on The Beat - Sugar Sammy's succesful year
CHOM 97.7 - Radio
2018-12-11
" [...] Sugar Sammy's star power is growing exponentially in France. He's just been nominated in the Humour Category in the Parisien Magazine's Prestigious countown of 2018's hottest performing arts and television stars, in their annual Les Étoiles du Parisien show. [...] Listen to the full radio clip here: Terry DiMonte talks about Sugar Sammy's Étoiles du Parisien nomination
Time Out Paris - Web
2018-11-28
Pour qui? Ceux qui n’ont pas peur de se mettre aux premiers rangs. Voir quoi? Le roi de l’impro. Outre-Atlantique, Sugar Sammy est une célébrité. Mais parce que ses frontières étaient devenues trop étroites pour sa belle gouaille, Samir Khullar a décidé de venir poser ses valises en France. Résultat : sucess story à L’Alhambra et jury pour La France à un incroyable talent. Alors plus une soirée à perdre pour prendre part à l’ascension. Sur scène, c’est ambiance de stand up à l’américaine. Lumières de la ville en toile de fond et style bien moderne. Pourtant sous ses...
Montreal Gazette - Web
2018-11-16
After winning funny bones and minds in France, Sugar Sammy is set to cross the Atlantic and take on the U.S. market. It’s been tough times in France this past week. After U.S. President Trump came under attack for skipping a visit to a French cemetery of American soldiers last weekend, the Donald shot back in a Twitter attack taking on French President Macron for his views on nationalism and even threatening to impose high tariffs on French wine. Trump ended one Twitter barrage with: “MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!” To which, a voice in the French wilderness responded on Twitter: “Don’t worry, I’m on it.” And that voice belonged not to a Frenchman, but to our hometown super-wit Sugar Sammy. Why...
La Presse - Web
2018-11-16
En pleine opération séduction en France, Sugar Sammy a annoncé hier une tournée d'une trentaine de dates aux États-Unis à partir de février 2019 avant de remonter sur les planches de l'Alhambra à Paris au mois d'avril. Sugar Sammy a la bougeotte. Alors que sa notoriété est en train d'exploser en France avec sa participation à la populaire émission La France a un incroyable talent, il annonce déjà qu'il reprend la route vers de nouveaux horizons afin de tâter le terrain pour sa prochaine aventure. L'humoriste avait déjà fait quelques dates en 2017 chez nos voisins américains et ne désire pas attendre...
98.5 FM - Radio
2018-11-16
Paul Houde et Thérèse Parisien discutent la tournée Americaine de Sugar Sammy et La France à un Incroyable Talent. Écoutez l'extrait ici: Chronique de Thérèse Parisien
Télérama - Web
2018-11-13
Déjà deux ans que le sniper québécois égratigne la France et ses travers à grand renfort de punchlines. Alors que l’humoriste a intégré le jury de l’émission “La France a un Incroyable Talent”, on a voulu tester ses connaissances musicales.  Deux ans déjà que le « King of improvisation » québécois taille un joli costard à la France dans son spectacle. Une heure et demie de punchlines terriblement drôles, où Sugar Sammy passe en revue tous nos travers, des méandres de l’administration en passant par le racisme...
W5 - Video
2018-11-08
Sipping coffee at a café in Paris, Sugar Sammy taught me the basics of the French sneer. “A modified duck face”, he demonstrates, “with one eyebrow raised.” Then he jokingly indulges in what he calls the favourite pastime in France’s quaint streetside cafes: judging passersby. “See, there is a man who just walked by with a purse.” Mocking Parisians is his day job these days. Finally getting paid, he quips, for something he has done for years. The Quebec comedian is taking on the French market after becoming a household name in his home province. The French are just one of the victims of his edgy humour. Sugar Sammy has built a brand mocking the quirks of culture. One of his...
VL - Radio
2018-11-08
Chaque mercredi de 22h à 23h30, la foudre frappe sur VL : « Un Eclair de Guény » enflamme ta soirée avec Maxime et toute son équipe ! Du divertissement, de lʼhumour, de lʼactu et de la musique, le tout accompagné dʼun invité qui fait lʼactualité dans le monde du spectacle ou du show-biz.  Et pour ce mercredi 7 novembre, nous recevions Sugar Sammy !  Écoutez l'émission ici: Sugar Sammy invité de Un Eclair de Gueny #43
Criticomique - Web
2018-11-05
Sugar Sammy c’est la crème du fucking stand-up à l’américaine. Star au Québec où il a performé en anglais puis en français, il a aussi triomphé en Inde, son pays d’origine, en hindi et en penjabi, et voilà qu’il débarque en France. [...] Il nous explique la différence entre les bonnes et les mauvaises vannes, il nous a choisi, nous les Français en écrivant ce nouveau spectacle dans la langue de Molière. C’est fucking divertissant. Le flow est là, bien sûr, et les gimmicks, articulés dans un langage très cool. Sugar Sammy met la France sur le grill à travers un grand...
La Presse - Web
2018-10-31
Depuis quelques semaines, Sugar Sammy partage sur les réseaux sociaux les premières images de sa participation à La France a un incroyable talent. La diffusion de l'émission a officiellement débuté hier soir sur la chaîne française M6 et on a enfin pu découvrir l'humoriste québécois faisant ses premiers pas en tant que juré sur le plateau de la téléréalité aux côtés d'Éric Antoine, Hélène Ségara et Marianne James. En entrevue dans divers médias français, Sugar Sammy a été présenté comme le «méchant-gentil»...
Journal de Montréal - Web
2018-10-31
Son humour grinçant fait vivement réagir les téléspectateurs français.  Les débuts de Sugar Sammy comme juge à La France a un incroyable talent ne sont pas passés inaperçus mardi soir. La franchise et l’humour grinçant du stand-up comique québécois n’ont laissé personne indifférent. Appelé en renfort par M6 en remplacement de Gilbert Rozon, tassé du panel de juges l’automne dernier après avoir fait l’objet de plusieurs accusations de harcèlement et d’agression sexuelle, Sugar Sammy est resté fidèle à ses habitudes en provoquant le...