Sugar Sammy - Accomplishments

Accomplishments

  • Voted by the readers of the Montreal Mirror "funniest comedian" for three years in a row.
  • Winner of 2009 COCA ( Canadian Organization for College Activities) Awards for Best Comedian.
  • Voted by the readers of the Montreal Mirror as one of the top ten "most desirable men".
  • HBO special premieres on June 14, 2009 across Canada and will run continuously throughout summer.
  • Named one of the top 25 "Sexy and Successful" Indian artists by Anokhi Magazine.
  • Askmen.com named him "Comedy's New Rock Star".
  • Rumour's Restaurant & Comedy Club in Winnipeg has named a sandwich in Sugar's honor, The Sugar Sammy Sammie (Butter Chicken on a Bun)
  • Nominated for Best Male Stand-up at the 2009 Canadian Comedy Awards
  • Nominated for the category of Favorite Comedian by Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
  • Recipient of the 2009 'La Revelation de Juste Pour Rire' ( The 2009 French discovery of The Just For Laughs Festival )
  • Named One of the top Ten Rising Comedy Talents on the planet by The Hollywood Reporter
  • Awarded the 2010 COCA awards
  • Ranked #58 in the annual list of the Top 100 Men of 2009 by Divine magazine
  • Featured in the 27th edition of the 'Juste le meilleur des galas 2009' DVD; a greatest hits compilations by the French version of the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
  • Nominated in the categories; 'Discovery of the Year' and 'Best Comedic Act' for his routine entitled ' les Quebecquois' for the 12th annual ' Le Gala Les Olivier', a ceremony which honors Quebec's top comedians.
  • Recipient of the 2010 'Prix québécois de la citoyenneté' which honors individuals, enterprises and organizations for their commitmment and contribution to making Quebec a more pluralistic and inclusive society.
  • Recipient of the 2010 ' Le Prix Umayyad'ambassadeur et rayonnement' presented by the ' Societe des Grands Citoyens' for his contribution as an international ambassador for Canada.
  • The first Canadian to have a special on HBO Canada. Which consequently ended up being one of the top rated specials on that channel.
  • His HBO special is set to be released on DVD on Jan 18 2011.
  • Sugar Sammy's HBO Special is the #1 bestselling DVD on Amazon.ca
  • Air Canada has picked up Sugar Sammy's HBO Special; which aired on all domestic and international Air Canada Flight
  • Sugar Sammy's stand-up videos have had over 3 million views on YouTube.
  • Has multiple international TV specials and appearances including in Canada, Dubai, Australia & the Netherlands.
  • First comedian to perform at Just for Laughs in English, French, Hindi & Punjabi.
  • Performed at Just for Laughs 7 years in a row since 2004.
  • Signed a major endorsement deal with Videotron for a 2011 campaign.
  • Worked with French comedian Gad Elmaleh

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