Indianapolis downtown is a hub of entertainment for Hoosiers. Whether Indianapolis people are seeking out a piece of Indianapolis theatre or Indianapolis history, with dozens of Indianapolis attractions in the heart of downtown, it is easy to spend an interesting evening in the Circle City. One source of continued comedic entertainment is Crackers Comedy Club, in both Indianapolis downtown and Broad Ripple Village, which bring hilarious comedians to the Capitol City week after week. June 23 to 26, Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown welcomes Sugar Sammy, an Indian comic offering racial insight from a seldom heard perspective. Tickets to his show range from $10.00 to $20.00. Show times to this Indianapolis event as early as 8:00 pm to as late as 10:30 pm. Don’t miss Sugar Sammy’s set this week at Crackers Comedy Club downtown.
There is no doubt about it. Sugar Sammy’s star is rising, according the the Hollywood Reporter, who just named him one of the top ten rising comedy talents from around the world, and AskMen.com, who named him “Comedy’s New Rock Star.” These title are appropriate considering the fact that Sugar Sammy has been touring the world like a rock star and setting attendance records around the globe. Perhaps Sammy’s wide appeal stems from his ability to do stand up in four different languages: English, French, Punjabi and Hindi. His ear for languages could be the reason that international critics from Canada to Dubai are singing his praises. But his uproariously funny material, precise delivery and universal insight on multicultural society could have something to do with it too.
This Canadian born comic attributes his internationally based humor to his Indian parents, whose cultural influence have provided him with plenty of material, but his material is extends well beyond one culture’s idiosyncrasies. While on stage, Sugar Sammy draws on everything from arranged marriages in his own Indian ancestry to his views on deviant sex, drugs and modern day relationships. Both brilliantly funny and totally relatable, Sugar Sammy gets his audiences laughing, thinking and seeing life in a whole new way.
Sugar Sammy was first discovered at the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, noted as the first comedian ever to perform English, French AND Hindi shows. His sets there earned him the Just For Laughs Comedy Award for “Discovery of the Festival.” Ever since, he has been a mainstay of the festival for the past six years, drawing crowds for his unbelievable multilingual talent. From there, he was propelled to open for big comedy names like Dave Chappelle, George Lopez and Damon Waynes. In addition, he expanded his annual line up of international festivals to include the Sydney Comedy Festival, the Cape Town Comedy Festival and the Johannesburg Comedy Festival.
In addition, this hilarious comic has been featured in numerous premium comedy specials. In June 2009, HBO Canada aired “Sugar Sammy Live in Concert,” his very own comedy special. Just three months later, Showtime Arabia aired his special “Sugar Sammy Live in Dubai” in Dubai and fourteen other countries throughout the Middle East. No stranger to television, Sugar Sammy has also appeared in Showtime Arabia specials “Minorities Rule” and “Friday Night Live,” CBC’s “Just For Laughs” and CTV’s “Comedy Now.” He has also made appearances on The Comedy Network in Canada, Australia’s The Comedy Channel and on Dutch TV.
|Video: Sugar Sammy at Crackers Comedy Club in Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana
This internationally acclaimed comic has toured the world, with engagements in the United States, England, Australia, South Africa, India, Ireland, Holland, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines and the Caribbean. He has been honored with nominations for M!M!M! Awards as well as the Canadian Comedy Award for “Funniest Male Comic.” Don’t miss Sugar Sammy at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown June 23 to 26. Get your daily dose of funny!
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June 23 to 26
Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis Downtown
247 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225