Islander Comedy Night breaks records
Sugar Sammy headlines event
John Abbott College’s 5th annual Islander Comedy Night was held Saturday at John Abbott College. Some 1,400 people came out to hear Montreal comedy superstar Sugar Sammy, who performed a bilingual show poking fun at nearly everyone. JAC athletic director Steve Shaw said the night, a key fundraiser for the English CEGEP’s intercollegiate athletics programs, will break the record. “We don’t know how much we’ve made in total yet, but it should be close to $40,000, and it will be the most we’ve ever raised for sure,” Shaw said. Athletes from the school’s soccer, basketball, football, hockey and other sports teams served drinks and pizza to paying guest, while others encouraged people to purchase from a sweets table. Sugar Sammy’s show delivered a hilarious equal opportunity ribbing of Montreal’s cultural and linguistic scene. He has been called the number one comedian in Quebec, doing more than 150 performances - in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi - a year in 30 countries. The Hollywood Reporter named Sugar Sammy one of top 10 talents to watch in the world of comedy.
John Abbott College Athletic Director, Steve Shaw with comedy headliner Sugar Sammy.