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A superstar in Quebec with a growing global following — he recently sold out a four-month residency in Paris — the comedian Sugar Sammy relishes returning to Montreal after touring. “I love living here because it’s a big city, but not so big that you feel lost,” said the 43-year-old Montreal native who was born Samir Khuillar. “You can have a real life. And you can still find quiet, human moments.” Fluent — and funny — in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi, the performer has been conquering audiences around the world by riffing on politics.

Credit…Alexi Hobbs for The New York Times

The son of Indian immigrants, he credits his border-crossing schtick to his upbringing here. “It’s the reason my comedy’s so international,” he said. “Everyone I knew growing up spoke at least three languages.” Sugar Sammy will tour France, Britain and Belgium this winter. Here, he shares five treasured Montreal spots.


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