Talk about ambition. Sammy Obeid graduated with degrees in business and mathematics from UC Berkeley, gave it up to become a professional comedian and now he is on his way to completing a goal of performing comedy for 1,000 consecutive days.
On the ambitious journey Obeid has opened up for major comedians like Louis C.K., was a quarter-finalist contestant on America’s Got Talent and was a finalist in the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy. Some of his more – how shall we say – “creative” endeavors have included telling jokes on the Food Network and creating his own comedy group and enterprise “KO Comedy.”
More than a year and a half ago Obeid came off a stint of forty straight workdays. Exhausted yet exhilarated, he decided to pursue a goal of nearly three years performing on the road day in and day out. He’s well on his way about to reach 600 Thursday in Vallejo.
“I hadn’t had a day off in 40 days . . . and I just kept going,” said Obeid.
One thing’s for sure, if Obeid is looking to pay off some Berkeley loans than he’s already used his mathematics to realize that 1000 shows might just put a dent in it.
About the Author: Nate Rankin writes Comedy Reviews and Fiction because no one taught him any better. His fiction has been featured by Workers Writes, theNewerYork! and Used Gravitrons and is forthcoming in The Green Blotter. His work can be seen here: http://iamseamus.tumblr.com/writing You can find him on the Tweety Box @CommanderSeamus If you'd like to submit a review inquiry please send to nrankin22[at]gmail[dot]com