October 22, 2021
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.