Sugar Sammy is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He tours internationally, in English, French, Punjabi and Hindi. He mainly performs stand up comedy, but boasts a large body of work, including three one-man shows, an original TV series on Canada’s French V network, and an HBO Canada special (the first of it’s kind). He’s performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal seven years in a row and in his four fluent languages.
I know I’ve not been kind to this show but I’m starting to get hooked on it in the way that you get hooked on a soap opera or Top Chef or something. The thing that’s killing me is that the stories are compelling in a way but the dialogue and mood reminds me of what a 35 year old who drives a car covered in Bill Hicks bumper stickers thinks that their life is like. Comics are depicted as having frequent cerebral passionate monologues and arguments about the blood and fire they pour into their art.
The camera flashes back to last week’s episode and catches us up on the plot while a narrator says “Previously on I’m Dying Up Here.” I feel like I’m watching The Wire but with comedians. Then maybe the worst intro music I’ve ever heard plays. Visually everything is cool and retro, but the audio is seriously just the sounds of someone dying through a trumpet and a mysterious woman’s howling cackling laughter. It’s hard to get through. You could put this on your phone and use it as an alarm clock.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".