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The comedian Samir Khullar, otherwise known as @sugarsammyk, recounts how being a minority in Quebec provided the fuel for his trenchant comedy. “Humor allows you to address taboos,” said Samir, whose parents came to Montreal from northern India in the 1970s and who is far more soft-spoken in person than his swaggering, expletive-driven stage persona would suggest. “In Quebec the ultimate taboo is identity,” he added. He is a child of Bill 101, a polarizing Quebec law that requires immigrants to send their children to French schools. As a result, he glides effortlessly between English and French in his shows, and has made Quebec’s tortured identity politics his main preoccupation. When he first came up with the idea of doing a bilingual act, “You’re Gonna Rire” (“You’re Gonna Laugh”), in 2012, comedy producers told him he was crazy: The Anglophones wouldn’t understand the jokes in French, and the English humor would be lost on the Francophones. So he produced it himself, and the show became an overnight sensation. He has performed in 31 countries, including Switzerland, Malaysia and France, where GQ enthused that “the funniest person in France is Québécois.” @renaudphilippe took this photo of #SugarSammy. Visit the link in our profile to read more.