You're gonna rire: Sugar Sammy back with new bilingual spectacle this spring

par Bill Brownstein

 After spending way too much time away from here, the master satirist will perform 34 shows over 17 nights in Quebec from May to July 2023.

Sugar Sammy is set to throw caution to the wind as only he can by returning to Quebec with a new bilingual spectacle, You’re Gonna Rire 2, which will certainly leave many splitting their collective guts, and some howling for other reasons. 

After spending way too much time away from here, the master satirist will perform 34 shows over 17 nights in Quebec from May to July 2023. The show launches in Montreal May 5 at — nice touch —  Le centre Pierre-Péladeau at l’UQÀM. There will be 20 shows in total in the city throughout May and June. Always up for a challenge, Sammy will even be performing here on the evening of Fête nationale festivities. 

Sugar Sammy — who performs in Hindi and Punjabi as well — will also be hitting Magog and Gatineau and will close the provincial tour with two gigs July 28 and 29 in Quebec City, where his bilingual antics are certain to generate fireworks.  

He will perform two shows nightly, at 7 and 9:30.

It’s been six years since Sugar Sammy brought down the curtain on the first bilingual You’re Gonna Rire, wherein he sold out a whopping 420 performances. 

No worries about material … hmmm …. COVID, trucker convoy, King Chuck III, bills 21, 96 and C13. This show could almost write itself. But be warned: Sugar Sammy again pledges to be an equal-opportunity offender. 

Prior to taking shots here, he will be embarking on a tour throughout the rest of Canada with his new English show. 

When not popping up in “secret shows” in Montreal over the last few years, Sugar Sammy has been largely focused on France, particularly with the French version of America’s Got Talent, La France a un incroyable talent, as one of the celebrity judges. 


Tickets for the Quebec shows go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at