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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Canadian comedian back by public demand at Sun Coast.

Back due to public demand after a record-breaking season in Durban in 2006, Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy is due to hit Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’ again from September 24. The exhilaratingly hilarious set of shows, following his spectacular appearances at the Cape Town Comedy Festival at the Baxter Theatre, will take place at the Sun Coast Casino & Entertainment World.

Dubbed the superstar of comedy in his native Canada, his charming good looks and easy charisma contradict the lethally funny interior life of this exceptional comic artist. Sammy has enjoyed considerable success around the world, setting attendance records and receiving outstanding reviews in comedy clubs, theatres and university campuses across North America, Europe, South Africa, and Asia. Critics are undivided in their praise of his hilarious material and his to-the-point deliveries.

A relentless provocateur, Sugar Sammy stirs up and samples the multi-cultural melting pot that epitomizes life in most urban centres today. He presents hilarious scenarios and comments on global society's inherent contradictions in a brilliantly entertaining way, ranging from arranged marriages in his Indian ancestry to his views on sex, drugs and modern-day relationships. He has also set himself apart from the rest in that he is able to perform in four languages English, French, Punjabi and Hindi!

Sammy has just completed a successful tour across Canada promoting his new comedy CD Down with the Brown. Promising audiences that he will have them laughing, thinking, and seeing life in a whole new way, Sugar Sammy is gearing up for a Canadian Concert Tour in early 2009.

Sugar Sammy has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival four years in a row and was the first comedian to perform in the English, French and Toronto editions of the festival. He has also appeared at the Sydney Comedy Festival, the recent Cape Town Comedy Festival and has been invited to the inaugural Johannesburg Comedy Festival. The personal highlight of his career was opening for Dave Chappelle in Toronto and has worked with comedy greats George Lopez and Damon Wayans

Sugar Sammy runs at Suncoast from September 24 to October 12. Tickets booked through Computicket. For more information, visit