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Laugh City - SPECIAL EVENT - Sammy Obeid

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The Layover

1517 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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SPECIAL EVENT WITH SAMMY OBEID

Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian-American, born in Oakland, California, Sammy Obeid (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) is best known for his 1,001 day streak of consecutive comedy performances. It began on December 26th, 2010, and concluded on September 21st, 2013– four days after an appearance on TBS’s Conan. Breaking the old world record on Day 731, Sammy set the new one at 1,001 Arabian Nights of Comedy.

Over the course of the streak, he appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and advanced to the Las Vegas round, and became the first comedian to perform on The Food Network in Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Splitsider conducted an extensive interview with him entering the home stretch. LA Weekly praised Sammy’s “sheer force of will” in performance and lifestyle, and LA Mag recommended his show highly. He was profiled in TIME Magazine, followed soon after by an article in the New York Times. Published on his final day, it describes his material as “full of wordplay” and “clever misdirection.”

Chunks of his streak were spent as youngest member of both the CoExist Comedy and Axis of Evil: New Generation national tours. Capping the streak, his debut album, Get Funny or Die Trying, was named a Best Comedy Album of 2013 by iTunes.

Sammy has founded his own comedy enterprise, KO Comedy, and enjoys giving unsolicited advice on his blog.


Info & F.A.Q. (MUST READ)

-Must be 21+ years of age with valid identification. No exceptions.

-$20.00 at the door. Cash only.

-Show starts at 7:30 PM on the dot. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

-Early arrival is best. We have limited seating and tables as people often buy our reserved tables.

-Full Bar. Drinks range from $9 specialty cocktails to $5 tall cans of beer.

-Venue does not serve food. Feel free to bring outside food. Pizza next door. Burgers, fries and tacos at "The Hatch" around the corner. Indian & Asian food within a few blocks.

-DJ spinning 90s Hip-Hop and R&B after the show. Bring dancing shoes if you like!

-No refunds but we will honor your tickets for a later date if you can't make it.

-Click contact host or email laughcitycomedy@gmail.com for custon V.I.P. packages and other questiosn

-VERY IMPORTANT: Click "Show Ticket Info" so you know what you're getting. It will avoid confusion and guarantee you a relaxing night!



Comedy Club Etiquette

Cell phones, Blackberries: Turn them off or set them to vibrate. Never take a phone call during the show. If it can’t wait, find a place away from the show to take the call.

No Video! Comedy is one of the few art forms where you must work on your craft in front of others. The same away an artist would not want a song that wasn’t finished leaked, a comedian would not want his or her work out without consent.

Bluetooth Headsets: Turn them off. The blinking blue light is obnoxious.

No Flash Photography: It distracts and disorients everyone.

Do Not Heckle the Comedian: Heckling is interrupting the performance to upstage, disparage, or throw off the comedian. It is never acceptable, and the quickest way to ruin the show for everyone. It is also the quickest way to be humiliated in front of everyone.

Do Not Interrupt the Comedian: The common excuse for this is “I’m helping the comedian.” Comedians are professionals, they do not need help. That “help” just derails the show and wastes everyone’s time, same as heckling. Exception: If a comedian directly engages you in conversation, you are a-ok to respond. Some of the best comedy happens this way, and can make for a memorable experience. Be ready to let it go when the bit is over.

No Recording the Show: Same as a band, recording a stand-up routine violates the comic’s copyright on his material. Worse yet, a less-than-stellar performance some jerk puts up on the web can hurt the comic’s career. The infamous Michael Richards video is an extreme (justified in this rare case) example of footage released by a third party that ruins the performer’s career.

PDA – Keep it Tasteful: A comedy club is not the place for messy make-outs.

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