Sampson McCormick will be performing at Busboys and Poets on Wednesday April 5th at 7pm, along with special guest Paris Sashay. A down to earth comedic force of nature and an internationally touring, award-winning entertainer, he has been named “One of the Funniest LGBT Comics” by OUT.com, Metro Weekly, SWERV Magazine, East Bay Express, Huffington Post and AstroGlide. 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 historic Howard Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Comedy Store in LA, The Laugh Factory in LA, San Francisco Punch Line, Harvard University, and now, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Busboys and Poets at 14th Street. The evening will also pay tribute to a comedy pioneer “Moms” Mabley (1894-1975) who is one of Sampson’s personal icons, and used the comedy stage to pave the way for future black comics and addressed political issues during times of segregation and the fight for civil rights. 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.
Tickets are $20 on sampsoncomedy.com. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Black Gifted & Whole, a local black, LBGT organization that awards young LGBT people of color with college scholarships, works to eradicate HIV stigma and works to organize the local community to confront political and social issues.