Headliner Sam Maris with MC Chris Gordon at Absolute Comedy

When you’re watching Sam Demaris, you never know what to expect. His performances are very fast-paced, very high-energy and will often leave audiences wondering, “did he just say what I think he said?” The answer is yes. Yes he most certainly did. Even before deciding to explore his standup career, Sam Demaris already knew he wanted to be a performer. At the age of 14, he was accepted into Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and would later go on to be a theatre major at the University of Houston. He dropped out, but hey, he still went. He started his comedy career in Houston, Texas and in 2002, he took home the gold in the Houston Laff Stop’s “Houston’s Funniest Person” competition in which he beat out a total of 65 other comedic hopefuls. He had only been doing comedy for one year at the time. Since then, Sam has gone on to do countless gigs across the United States as well as a two week tour of Iraq and Kuwait to perform for the United States Army. A mind-blowing honor “you bet your ass I won’t forget”, he says. Check this guy out next time you get a chance and when you do, buy the man a beer.

“Chris Gordon”…”Dude– you are one of a kind 🙂 — good work and weird work all in one.”- Matt Skrobalak- vice president of talent and casting — CBS television studios  

There is no other comedian today who is providing such a unique, original and innovative approach to comedy and audience interaction as Chris Gordon. In his first year of comedy Chris hit the airwaves nationally, as he was selected as the “#1 Pick in the Country” on CBC’s “So You Think You’re Funny?” Chris Gordon’s originality continues to make an impact: from his break out performances at the Just For Laughs Festivals in Montreal and Toronto; the Seattle International Comedy Competition; Vancouver’s NorthWest Comedy Festival; being featured in the Toronto showcase of NBC’s Last Comic Standing; and at The Hot Tub show in Los Angeles; his appeal is undeniable.

Chris played Contrell on Season 3 of the hit AMC western Hell On Wheels. You may also recognize him from appearing nation wide in a Sports Select Lottery, or Coors Light Beer  commercial or as the spokesman for the viral Youtube “Muzooka”  campaign. Chris has trained and performed in Los Angeles at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade, the Groundlings, the Improv Olympic, as well as the world famous Comedy Store; institutions whose alumni include Will Farrell, Conan O’Brien and Jim Carey to name a few.

Chris’ style of comedy has been described as “very unusual (as usual) and very funny… it’s what really sets him apart from the pack”. He is seen as clean, current, hip, inventive, and edgy, which gives him an improvisational feel and a strong connection with the crowd. Offering fresh perspectives woven seamlessly with absurd observations, Chris always delivers a dynamic interactive experience that is hilarious and unforgettable.

Wednesday Pro-Am with Headliner Sam Demaris and MC Chris Gordon, featuring Wardie Leppan, Mike Leblanc, Brian Wherret, Abdullah Usman


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