Sammy Sultan
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Sammy Sultan is an English Comedian, Writer and Interviewer. Also Captain of 'The Banes of My Existence,' a catalogue of rants serialized with the great HP! On a more serious note, Sammy is the co-founder of Hotseat Entertainment, a young, dynamic production company set in the heart of London, with a view to producing quality documentary series on all fronts. www.sammysultan.com

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A Bitter Man Who Used to Play Football

(4) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (01:00)

I'm a massive Manchester United fan, don't get me wrong, so when I embark on a mission such as this - to intellectually assassinate Roy Keane's post-retirement, whistle blowing, reveal-all, hate-all, sell your soul to the devil to make some easy money, attitude. I am tinged with melancholy.

Roy Keane...

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FAMY: A Brilliant Debut Album

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2014 | (14:56)

This week I went to see my friends' band, on the eve of their debut album launch. It was an industry graduation, with them playing inside legendary record shop, Rough Trade (west). I know they are my friends and I sound like a proud mum at parents evening, but this...

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The Ultimate Sore Lewser

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2014 | (13:43)

Lewis Hamilton finished second in the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend; no doubt a commendable sporting achievement. Yet what really sparked the weekend's excitement was his rivalry with Mercedes teammate, and eventual winner, Nico Rosberg. On the podium, Lewis stood next to Nico, albeit on a lower platform, with a...

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The Appalling Treatment of Rio Ferdinand

(4) Comments | Posted 14 May 2014 | (01:00)

As a Manchester United fan, I have had a lot to moan about this season. Though until now, I have kept schtum, not willing to be one of those bandwagon-jumping loonies who bays for blood the minute things go wrong. I have however, been forced to break my silence, after...

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Man United Fan: Better The Devil You Know

(1) Comments | Posted 7 April 2014 | (12:31)

As a Man United fan, the end to this inexorable Premier League season is as excruciating as root canal surgery. In many ways I'd prefer to be on a dentist's chair, mouth gaping.

Gary Neville was recently asked who he'd prefer to win the league: Manchester City or Liverpool FC....

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The Repulse of Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2014 | (18:03)

Last night I watched the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. Great though it was, I felt utterly repulsed the longer it went on.

Let me start with the good points. In terms of the films narrative structure, I thought it resembled the great Scarface. A typical...

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Social Media and the Mandela Madness

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2013 | (16:38)

The week before last, the world we live in bore witness to a tragedy. The loss of a truly great human being. However, enough is enough.

It is not the media who I begrudge for overkilling Mandela's death. It is my own network of Twitter twerps, Facebook fiends and...

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I Wouldn't Exist Without Immigration

(6) Comments | Posted 13 November 2013 | (14:38)

Immigration is a subject that polarizes opinion, and rightly so, for there are really obvious pros and cons behind this deeply divisive political discussion. Whatever the answer is, whichever end of the political spectrum you abide to, there are thousands of Brits like me, who have immigration to thank. When...

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The Banes of My Existence 3: Having to Buy Something From The Establishment You Only Entered To Use The Lavatory

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (15:33)

When nature calls, it does so without regard to one's whereabouts. This has resulted in two very awkward moments in my life. The first, on golf course in Florida, the other whilst standing on the Great Wall of China.

However, assuming you are in a populated area, the drill...

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I Heard a Racist at The Football

(0) Comments | Posted 29 September 2013 | (14:31)

Saturday, 3.30 pm, Old Trafford. My team, the great Manchester United is labouring against the ostensibly average West Bromwich Albion. The home fans are becoming unsettled, and rightly so: I've seen better performances in the park on a Sunday afternoon. And then it happened...

Anderson, United's Brazilian midfielder gave the...

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Luisa Zissman: Staying on Top

(2) Comments | Posted 7 September 2013 | (17:59)

For those of you unfamiliar with the name Luisa Zissman, you are unfamiliar with the current British celebrity hierarchy. Zissman has entered the party with immediate B/C list status. Her role as runner up on The Apprentice has effectively launched her 'it' girl status. Hardly a day passes without an...

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The Banes of My Existence 2: Tissue Shovers

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2013 | (17:27)

Pockets. As with any invention, the simplest ones are always the best. Pockets are wells of space that hang from our clothing. Why then I ask, do certain people feel compelled to keep tissues (normally used) tucked up their sleeves?

This sort of behaviour is more prevalent among older...

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The Banes of My Existence: Limp Handshakes

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2013 | (16:12)

Over the next few months, I hope to serialize what I dub, The Banes of My Existence with the Huffington Post. Essentially, this being a collection of life's minor nuances, which on paper may appear inoffensive, yet are in reality quite the contrary! I can think of no better place...

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Dating for Jewish Men

(1) Comments | Posted 12 August 2013 | (19:41)

If you picked up a copy of The Times over the weekend, you may have stumbled upon female columnist Abigail Radnor's account of what it was like to be a young Jewish female on the dating scene. To Abigail, dating and eventually marrying Jewish is a must, notwithstanding the fact...

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What to Do With Internet Trolls?

(3) Comments | Posted 5 August 2013 | (17:47)

My relationship to Internet trolls/unidentified pranksters is a colourful one. Rather than receiving abusive tweets (I'm a nobody), I am the lucky subject of a systematic prank-calling initiative. At first I considered it flattery on some level, now its just incredibly obtrusive. Although unperturbed by the cackles of laughter or...

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Has Football Gone Bonkers?

(2) Comments | Posted 31 July 2013 | (18:08)

This week, Tottenham Hotspur footballer Gareth Bale was the subject of an £85million bid from Real Madrid. That's the most amount of money ever lodged for a player in the sport's history. What on earth is going on I ask?

Never has the sport been so distanced from its viewing...

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I Hate People On The Apprentice

(0) Comments | Posted 9 May 2013 | (15:04)

I don't know who is the head of casting for BBC's hit reality show, 'The Apprentice.' What I do know however, is their uncanny ability to bring together a collection of the most annoying personalities. I doubt that official casting instructions state that only top rate buffoons will be considered;...

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Justin Bieber: The Pinnacle of Your Stupidity

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (14:43)

Justin Bieber left this message in the guestbook at the Anne Frank museum: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."

Just when I thought this little twerp couldn't be any more irritating, he surpasses my expectations. His...

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Made In Chelsea: Pass the Bucket

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2013 | (01:51)

The latest series of Made In Chelsea is upon us and I once again feel queasy, can someone pass the bucket? Why do we always insist on celebrating excess? It is absolutely beyond me why so many watch this glorified tripe. It is quite literally the television equivalent of manure....

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An Interview With Boxer Anthony Crolla

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (14:15)

I recently interviewed the boxer Anthony Crolla. I had always wanted to interview a boxer. There were questions I had always puzzled over. Such as whether Hollywood really depicts the life of a boxer correctly: drinking raw eggs at the crack of dawn springs to mind. Also, what was it...

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