For over a decade, I have used humor to create an experience for audiences of all calibers, as a tool to bring everyone together, laugh and reflect on life, social issues and the absurd. The result has been the ability to blur the lines that many of us feel exist that divide one another based on the places that we come from in life. Laughter and love, truly inspire us to keep coming together as people, and most of all, has inspired me to continue doing the work of bringing people together with laughter. I have accommodate all comedy needs, including emceeing, headlining and providing entertainment at special events.
Price Range: $350-$2500
Gig Length: 20 - 70 minutes
What to Expect
Sampson has a lighthearted, down to earth, conversational, comedy style that often times allows him to weave between silly and serious topics, that include religion, sexuality and politics in an effective, honest way, while still managing to allow all audiences to understand his point of view and have a great time.
He offers a warm approach to topics that are relatable to his audiences and has been a favorite on stages from Oakland, CA to Biloxi, MS to DeLand, FL to NYC, comedy is simply a universal language that everybody understands no matter who we are, or where we come from.
All audiences and planners can expect a comedy performance that is refreshing, uplifting, inspiring and is sure to bring lots of fun to any event or function.
Sampson McCormick (Sampson) is an experience. A down to earth comedic force of nature and an internationally touring, award-winning entertainer, for over a decade he has been of the most celebrated stage performers and he has been named "One of the Funniest LGBT Comics" by (link hidden), Metro Weekly, SWERV Magazine, Bay Area Reporter and Huffington Post.
He's appeared on BET, MTV, The OWN Network, FOX , TV One and is featured on the current season of VICELAND Network's popular series "PayDay". He's headlined venues including The Kennedy Center, The White House, The Comedy Store in Hollywood, The Laugh Factory in LA, The San Francisco Punch Line, Harvard University and the historic Howard Theater where he recorded his acclaimed comedy special "That B*@&! Better Be Funny", which became a live album that went on to be considered for a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
His comedy offers riveting, refreshing and original takes on religion, sexuality, life and politics--you know, all those things you aren't supposed to talk about in polite company, all while audiences have a great time.
Additional Booking Notes
One microphone placed on mic stand with stool (placed downstage: at or toward the front of stage)
Lighting (if available): (spotlight on mic & stool). Additional upstage colors (soft blue or pink, either works perfectly)
Past Booked Events
|March 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||qFlix Film Festival|
|March 02, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Comic Relief From The Grief|
Influences & Inspiration
Bottled Drinking Water (Essentia Brand or any Alkaline Water is most preferred)