1983 - 2001

Born in Mauritania & raised in Ethiopia...

2001 - 2006

Moved to Holland, began stand-up career, got a BA in Theater and won the biggest national comedy competition...

2007 - 2011

After successful TV shows and comedy tours around Holland, Asia & Africa, moved to LA...

2011 - present

A regular at The Comedy Store, in a Netflix movie & several major video games, and coming this fall to NBC's comedy "Sunnyside" with Kal Penn...

About

Samba Schutte is a Dutch-Mauritanian actor, comedian and writer who was born in the Sahara Desert and grew up in Ethiopia until the age of 18. He is known for playing Hakim on the new NBC comedy Sunnyside airing Thursdays as of September 26th at 9.30 p.m. after 'The Good Place'. Schutte is also known for the Netflix film The Tiger Hunter, having written for acclaimed video game Battlefield V as well as performing for award-winning games Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderCall of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Samba speaks 4 languages: English, French, Dutch and Amharic (Ethiopian). He got his BA in Theater at the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland. In 2006 he won the Jury & Audience Awards at the Leids Cabaret Festival, Holland's biggest national comedy competition. What followed were 3 comedy specials (Kun Min Woni AnHakili Jambar and Je Maintiendrai) with successful tours throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. 

He was also a writer and correspondent for the Dutch version of "The Daily Show" called De nieuwste show. Residing in Los Angeles, Samba continues to perform stand-up comedy next to his acting, voice-over and motion capture work.

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