Welcome to Desiland! This podcast by Toronto-based journalist Niru Kumar in collaboration with TNKR Media explores modern Desi life in North America. In this first episode, Niru chats with quadrilingual Desi-Canadian comic Sugar Sammy about his Desi influences, family, love, "going white" and more! Sugar Sammy is playing sold-out shows in Toronto this weekend! But he'll return to Canada in the fall, with some US tour dates as well. For tickets, check out www.sugarsammy.com! Please subscribe to Desiland and share on social media! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to check out our website, www.desiland.ca, and sign up for our newsletter. If you'd like to support this podcast, contact us at desilandNA@gmail.com.
Montreal's biggest comedy export, Sugar Sammy is a textbook example of a comic who made it happen all by himself. We discuss the cultural currents involved with his ability to headline a show in four different languages; his focus on quality control, from pruning his online presence to interviewing audience-members post-show; and find out why he wants to get better at holding his nerve...Get ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more by joining the Insiders Club at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.com
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From the green room of the Houston Improv I talk with international comedy superstar Sugar Sammy. Sammy is a Canadian, comedic tour de force who performs in English, French, Punjabi, and Hindi to sold out audiences the world over. Sammy talks of his comedic origins, his made it moment and what its like performing in different languages and different countries.
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