WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — The nickname "Sugar Daddy" had already been taken by the time funny man Samir Khullar had came into his own. So his friends in college settled on the next best thing: "Sugar Sammy."
That's the name the Canadian comedian is known by all over the world, but what Sugar Sammy is known for is his comedic take on modern culture that includes a melange of the four languages he grew up speaking as the son of Indians who relocated to Montreal.
Sugar Sammy has translated his comedy into those four languages (French, English, Punjabi and Hindi), properly poking fun at each culture so acutely that he rose to become one of the highest-grossing acts while on tour between 2012 and 2016, and the top-selling Canadian tour for 12-months, according to Billboard.
Inspired by Eddie Murphy's Delirious, Sugar Sammy recently blazed a new trail as the first comedian to successfully do a bilingual comedy show in French and English. It was such a success, that he moved to Paris to break into a market that has roughly 500 comedy acts per night, according to W5, a Canadian TV program. He now serves as a judge on the French version of America's Got Talent.
Sugar Sammy is currently on tour in the U.S., and stopped by Great Day Washington ahead of his Saturday show at The Birchmere.
Watch the video below to find out more about the multi-lingual comedy sensation.