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Sugar Sammy 2023 Canadian Tour

Get ready to tickle your funny bones as the international comic phenomenon, Sugar Sammy comes to Canada with multiple live shows in various cities. The comedian makes his second trip to Canada and is set to cover four cities in less than a month.

Samir Khullar adopted the stage name Sugar Sammy, and watching the multilingual comedian live was a treat. The heavy-hitting international comedian made a name for himself in Canada as well as in France, where he presides as a celebrity judge in a reality show. A local boy from Quebec, Montreal, Samir has become a well-known face in television and comic circles around the country and beyond with a career spanning more than 25 years.

The Sugar Sammy 2023 Canadian Tour kicks off with three live shows in Toronto, and we expect it to be humorous. So before you head to the event, let’s take a look into the life and career of the Canadian comedian who has showcased his talents in 32 different countries.

About Sugar Sammy a.k.a Samir Khullar

Born on 29 February 1976, Samir Khullar is a well-known actor, comedian, producer, and writer from Montreal, Canada. He is versatile in four languages, English, French, Hindi, and Punjabi. Apartment from his career as a stand-up comedian, Samir is also a celebrity judge in the French version of America’s Got Talent since 2018.

Crediting the likes of Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock as his influence, the comedian knew his career path as early as eight years old when he saw Murphy’s comedy special ‘Delirious’ in 1983.

His life on the stage started during his high school and college years as he attended open mic nights and became a part of local comic circles.

Interestingly, he adopted his stage name ‘Sugar Sammy’ while working as a nightclub promoter during his college years.

Career as a Comedian

Since his college years, Sugar Sammy’s career has progressed by leaps and bounds, with over 1900 live shows in more than 32 countries. His quadrilingual ability means that he has performed in his native country, India, along with throughout North America, France, Dubai, Singapore, Netherlands, Malaysia, and many more places around the globe.

Since 2004, Samir has been on television multiple times, including his latest tryst as a celebrity judge in La France a un Incroyable Talent, or the French version of the popular reality show ‘America’s Got Talent.’

His biggest success to date came during the Just for Laughs Festival, where he performed 420 shows over a 7-year period and became the first comedian ever to perform shows in all three languages of the Toronto edition of the festival. The most scintillating night came in 2016 when he performed in front of his home crowd in Montreal with a whopping attendance of 115,000 people. The show was part of his ‘You’re Gonna Rire’ your, which sold 372,000 tickets worldwide.

Sugar Sammy: Comic Style

Sugar Sammy picks up social and cultural themes with topics ranging from sex and race to pop culture and the Indo-Canadian lifestyle. He presents an audaciously honest assessment of his surroundings and amplifies cultural division in political and social topics. He’s also an improv artist, often improvising on-stage with regular crowd interactions.

His shows have always provoked discussions, though he isn’t afraid to venture into sensitive topics that may cause a division in opinion.

Awards and Accolades

The 46-year-old comedian was hailed in the media across the world due to his comic talents. In his stellar career, he has been featured on the front pages of the New York Times and Washington Post while being included by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the ten comics to watch.

He’s also been called ‘the funniest man in France is a Quebecer’ while described by The New York Times as a ‘fearless comic with a talent for provoking both laughter and outrage.’

Among his awards is ‘Comedian of the Year’ by a French daily newspaper, along with 3 Olivier Awards, including ‘Comedian of the Year.’

Sugar Sammy’s 2023 Canadian Tour

Now the homeboy is back with his 2023 tour in Canada once again. He has three shows in Toronto at the John Bassett Theater on 27 January and two back-to-back shows on 28 January. This gives us Torontonians our weekend fix for entertainment as Sugar Sammy brings fresh content and hysteria to the City of Queens.

The comedian next performs in Edmonton a week later, on 4 February, at the Triffo Theater with back-to-back shows again.

He then hits Ottawa on 10 and 11 February with two shows on both days. The venue for his Ottawa shows is the iconic Canadian Museum of History, with lots of additional events in store for the attendees.

Vancouver is the last city where the comedian will perform him. Watch him live on 18 February at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Here is the full list of Sugar Sammy’s 2023 Canadian Tour:

  • Toronto

    Date- Fri, 27 January

    Time- 7:00 PM

    Venue: John Bassett Theater

    Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2W6 Canada

    Date- Sat, 28 January

    Time- 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

    Venue: John Bassett Theater

    Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2W6 Canada

  • Edmonton

    Date- Sat, 4 February

    Time- 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

    Venue: Triffo Theater

    Address: #11-130, 11110 104 Avenue NW MacEwan University Edmonton, AB T5K 1M9 Canada

  • Ottawa

    Date- Fri, 10 February

    Time- 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

    Venue: Canadian Museum of History

    Address: 100 Rue Laurier Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8 Canada.

    Date- Sat, 11 February

    Time- 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

    Venue: Canadian museum of history

    Address: 100 Rue Laurier Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8 Canada.

  • Vancouver

    Date- Sat, 18 February

    Time- 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM

    Venue: Vancouver Playhouse

    Address: 600 Hamilton Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1 Canada.



Don’t miss the live stand-up act during Sugar Sammy’s 2023 Canadian Tour, starting from this weekend. Join the city to welcome local starboy and revel in his quips and comedy.