Stand-up Sugar Sammy has a name that sounds like some bad Vegas act. Vegas hasn’t called yet, but it can’t be far away. Just For Laughs, in his hometown of Montreal, loves the guy, and when Dave Chappelle played here in 2006, Sammy killed as one of the openers. The Indo-Canadian comic brings his sweet act – full of edgy observations about life as a brown dude – to Toronto’s newest comedy club, Absolute Comedy, as part of his cross-country Down With The Brown CD launch.
Glucose, sucrose or fructose?
Sucrose. It’s equal parts glucose and fructose. I believe in keeping the balance. Also, Aspartame Sammy doesn’t sound as good.
What’d you learn opening for Dave Chappelle?
Say no to drugs.
Say yes to 52 million dollars.
If you weren’t a stand-up, what would you be doing?
Message to Apu from The Simpsons?
The guy who does your voice is Hank Azaria! Get out. Get out now!
In high school you were “most likely to…”?
Stay in school but get in trouble.
If you, Russell Peters and Shaun Majumder were put in a wrestling ring, who would win?
Shaun is from Newfoundland, so it would take him a while to figure out what’s going on. I’m from Quebec, so I’d want to separate from the group. So Russell by default.
What’s your tax season strategy?
Leave the country.
Speaking of which, you’re playing the Caribbean in March. How does that compare to touring Canada in January-February?
I look at it this way. March will be my reward for January-February.