Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian American (try saying it really fast) Sammy knows a lot about mixin’ it up. After double majoring in Business and Math at UC Berkeley -- which is why he does comedy now -- Obeid blends his education with his love for being the life of the party, breaking down hip, trending topics until you laugh your abs into a six pack. Voted "Fastest Rising Star” of 2014 in Campus Activities Magazine, Sammy has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, America's Got Talent, TBS’s Conan, and often likes to remind strangers that he was the first comedian to ever tell jokes on the Food Network. In 2013, he may have even impressed his parents by setting a world record of performing comedy 1,001 consecutive nights, with his story featured in Time and The New York Times. And then he took a nap.
NBC's Last Comic Standing
Conan O'Brien on TBS
CoExist Comedy The Movie on the Starz Network
NBC's America's Got Talent
The CoExist Comedy Tour
SF International Comedy Competition Finalist
Get Funny or Die Tryin (2013)
[SEP 2015] "He was an amazing comedian and I would recommend any college to book him IMMEDIATELY. He is too good to pass up. He brought the house down!" – Michael Osztrogonacz, President of the NJIT Student Activities Council, New Jersey Institute of Technology
[SEP 2015] “Honestly, we think this was the best show we've had in a while. Our students are usually really hard to get a response from and he seemed to do it with ease. I'm not just saying that either. Not very many comedians that come get a response from our audience like they did for Sammy, so for that thank you!” – Kurt Dobler, Vice President of Clarkson Union Board, Clarkson University
[MAR 2015] "I really enjoyed his show a lot and we appreciate him coming out to dinner with us. It was also the first time than an artist has self-promoted on twitter using our hash tag and that helped to get some extra people to come that might not have shown up otherwise." – Craig Pullen, Events Contact Person, University of Maine – Presque Isle
[NOV 2014] “Thanks again to Sammy for such a great show! We received a lot of positive feedback and we’re glad he could make it out to Drake!” - McCormick Deering and Brenna Conley, SAB Entertainment Co-Chairs, Drake University
[NOV 2014] “Thank you for everything! The show with Sammy went great. The students really enjoyed his performance. I always enjoy working with your agency. I will be in touch soon when we need more wonderful performers.”
– John May, Director of Events and Activities, Saint Joseph’s College
[MAR 2014] "Our performance with Sammy went great, thanks! The students gave him a standing ovation, which has never happened with any comedian as long as I’ve been here."
– Julie Hallman, Program Director for Student Involvement, Westminster College
[MAR 2014] “Our students had a great time last week with Sammy's performance. He had a number of students who had recognized his work on some other shows like Conan. I think his Q&A section really had the students laughing and allowed him to delve into some other comedic acts. He also stayed afterwards to speak with a number of students and other individuals who were interested in getting to know him as well. Please share our appreciation for him attending campus.” – Ekpeju Ed E-Nunu, Coordinator for Student Organizations & Activities, Western Oregon University
[FEB 2014] "Sammy Obeid is one of the best comedians we've ever had! He performed two shows for us and both were outstanding. He's a rising star. Book him while you can!"
– Rick Ross, Dir. of Student Programs, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA
[FEB 2014] "Sammy Obeid was great. He was very funny and interacted well with the audience. It was Dad's Weekend at our school and he was very respectful of this event. His material was phenomenal. I really enjoyed having him and will recommend he comes back next year."
– Ellen Massey, Special Events Chair, Linfield College
[FEB 2014] "Our students at SUU really enjoyed Sammy. He catered the demographic of our students at this campus which was really appreciated. Sammy showed up on time even though he had a show one hour before our show time. It's been a pleasure working with you and Sammy.”
– Kaleigh Wayment, Entertainment Director: Student Activities Board, Southern Utah University
[AUG 2013] "It was a great show, please tell Sammy and Gina both that we were very happy with Sammy’s performance! The students loved it! Thank you for helping to make LateNighter 2013, great and we look forward to working with you in the future!"
– Tearria L. Beck-Scott, MPA, Program Advisor, Student Programs & Activities, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign