Sammi Obeid shares his journey from double major UC Berkeley graduate to full-time stand up comedian. Impressively, along the way, he decided to shoot for a world record for performing 1002 nights in a row. Shockingly, he succeeded and now holds a comedy world record! Now, Sammy shares the highs and lows of the streak and what helped motivate him and keep him on the path to complete what few comedians would even think of trying.
Sammy Obeid is a UC Berkeley double major graduate turned standup comedian. In 2011 after losing a part-time teaching job, Sammy move to LA. Shortly after, he decided to see how many nights in a row he could get up on stage to tell jokes. One week became a month. Soon, one month became one year. Finally, when Sammy’s unbelievable streak was over, he had perform 1002 consecutive nights in a row on stage.
Since then, Sammy has gone on to continued success as a comedian and actor. He has been featured on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Conan.
Sammy has announced he will be running for president in 2036 and hopes to become the first Palestinian-American, Buddhist, Commander-in Chief.
Sammy also discusses:
- Childhood influences that led him into comedy
- His first attempt at stand up
- How the Great Recession got him laid off and into Stand-Up
- How he survived performing 1002 days in a row
- Discover how he got a comedy world record
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Sammy’s Twitter: @SammyObeid
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