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Known for his lighthearted take on serious issues, Sampson McCormick gives thought provoking comedy that draws crowds from all works of life. Having graced numerous stages including being the first LGBTQ comic to perform at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and culture, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Harvard University Sampson has been a crowd favorite for the last two decades.
Come the weekend of August 25th to 27TH, 2022 Sampson will be in DC. Performing live at the DC Comedy Loft 1532 22nd Street NW Washington, DC he will speak on many issues affecting the industry at the moment such as cancel culture and sensitivity; especially in regard to the increasing violence against comedians having been on the receiving end of it four days prior to the Chris Rock/ Will Smith infamous incident, and also weeks before the Dave Chapelle debacle with the Netflix boycotters. He will tackle LGBTQ and race relations issues, current affairs, and what’s in the news/ trending at the moment.
An Oscar nominated comedian and filmmaker, Sampson McCormick has been a trail blazer for the black queer community for the past two decades. He has continually created opportunities for minorities in Television and film as well as in writing and producing with a lot of his work going on to win awards. Love the One You’re With, Party-N-Play (on Amazon Prime), and A Different Direction are some of his award winning films. He’s also directed Roux’s Blues, a new film written by Donnie Hue Frazier. He regularly makes appearances on Fox Soul, Black News Channel and Sirius XM.
A native of Anacostia, Sampson faced both racism and homophobia growing up, and these formed a big chunk of his teenage experiences which in turn became the wind in his sail to propel his career for he drew from these experiences to create content but to also ably represent the black LGBTQ community in film, Television and on stage.
Sampson McCormick has worked together with some Washington DC area based organizations such as The Wanda Alston House, Transgender Health Empowerment, Whitman Walker Clinic and US Helping US in an effort to fundraise for charity.
He’s comedy show this August at the DC Comedy Loft is a family show and you may purchase your ticket(s) by going to https://www.dccomedyloft.com/events/50869
Follow Sampson Comedy on Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/sampsonmccormick/