Montreal comic’s career taking off at ‘outrageous speed’

Comedian Sugar Sammy isn’t looking for 15 minutes of fame — he wants 15 years or more, and a career that he can look back on with pride.

Comedian Sugar Sammy isn’t looking for 15 minutes of fame — he wants 15 years or more, and a career that he can look back on with pride.

“It’s been getting better and better,” said (Sugar) Sammy Khullar, a Montreal-based comedian who performs Friday at the Vancouver Centre for the Arts and Saturday at Surrey’s Bell Centre.

“Especially the last five years it’s been developing at an outrageous speed.

“It’s not that instant walking down the red carpet that everybody dreams about,” he added. “I really just love the work so much. I love what I do every single day. I really just want to keep doing this and growing.”

Khullar (who quickly stopped this Metro reporter from addressing him as “Sugar”) said he’s been getting a lot of offers for TV and film, but almost always to play “the typical Indian guy.”

“We need to get past it,” Khullar said. “I know if I did that so many of my fans would hate me. And I’d hate me … you’ve got to learn when to say yes and when to say no as well.”