‘Adam Sandler approved’ comedian from Hamilton to record special at Zoetic Theatre
Published October 5, 2022 at 10:46 am
Hamilton-raised comedian Mike Demissie — or Black Zeus — is returning home this November to record a comedy special.
Black Zeus, who was born in Greece to Ethiopian parents and raised in Hamilton and London, Ontario, brings a comedy style that combines his boisterous personality with his worldly life experiences.
The “Adam Sandler approved” comedian will also tape a show in Toronto.
“So, I’m doing shows this weekend, and out of the corner of my eye, I see two people walking to the club. The second person is a guy wearing basketball shorts — looks like Adam Sandler,” explained Black Zeus on his podcast in July. “I turn my head slightly, and it’s Adam f***ing Sandler — and I’m like 30 to 40 seconds from going up on stage.”
“I start shaking, and I go up, and I f***ing kill,” he continued.
“I move over to the bar, Adam makes eye contact with me, and I take my chance immediately. I swoop in. He already has a dap ready, waiting for me. He looked me in my f***ing soul, bro.”
“(Sandler) told me that I was good, and the kicker was that he said, ‘don’t ever stop,’ Black Zeus said. “I’m like, dude — I love you, man. You have no idea how much I appreciate that.”
“He’s like, ‘I love you.'”
“Before he drives off, he stops, points at me, and I point back, and I’m like, ‘I love you Sandman!’ I appreciate you.”
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Black Zeus: Self Portrait will be filmed on Nov. 18 in Toronto at Backroom Comedy Club on Bloor St, and on Nov. 19 in Hamilton at The Zoetic Theatre on Concession St.
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