ABOUT SAM

Sam Adams has been called a Renaissance Man, which is a befitting label. Sam is a prize-winning comedian, a motivational public speaker, an award-winning sports journalist, a television commercial actor,  a Master of Ceremonies … and a wedding officiant.

Talented. Versatile. Accomplished.

During the summer of 2018, the “True Color” video clip from Sam’s Dry Bar Comedy special (titled ‘Incoherently True’) went viral, with more than 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours. Since, the video clip has amassed more than 31 million Facebook views. In 2015 Sam was awarded GigMasters.com’s coveted “Rising Star” designation for being the site’s top-booked comedian.

sam-smallSam’s comically energetic act is 100 percent profanity-free and built on humor-filled observations about his every-day encounters. Sam is a headline performer and featured speaker at corporate events across the United States, and has shared stages with national-touring comedians and music recording artists — a genre-jumping list of nationally-known performers ranging from comedians Craig Ferguson, Frank Caliendo, Kevin Nealon, Josh Blue and David Alan Grier to music’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart and seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau.

In 2009 Sam entered the Great American Comedy Festival, held annually in Johnny Carson’s childhood hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska. He left the festival as its most unique winner still to this date. Entered initially as a contestant in the amateur division, Sam won that competition, then was asked by festival officials to compete with the professionals after one of the entrants fell ill.

Competing as an amateur among the field of polished comedians with bookings as national comedy club headliners (many of them with late-night television talk shows appearances and cable TV specials included on their resumes) Sam took second place. It was an impetus for him to pursue a professional career in stand-up comedy.

Sam’s keynote presentation is titled ‘Going Up: Taking Steps To Elevate Your Levels Of Success.’ The keynote offers intriguing references from his personal and professional odysseys. Sam’s stories and tips, insightful and humorous, are taken from his numerous encounters with an A-List of stars ranging from professional sports Hall of Famers to world-renown award-winning entertainers. Going Up challenges Sam’s audiences to ‘elevate their game’ by climbing a sequence of steps which lead to achieving goals and finding gratification from reaching new levels of business and personal success.

In 2019 Sam was honored by the prestigious Denver Press Club with an induction to its Hall of Fame. He received the Print Journalist of the Year award from his peers in 2003. Sam has more than 20 years of experience as a newspaper sports journalist, having worked for The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and The Charlotte Observer.  Sam is credited with television appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports Net and NFL Network, and has been featured as a sports commentator on Denver’s CBS and NBC affiliates. He has covered championship sporting events at all levels — most notable four Super Bowls and two Olympiads.

Sam has authored one book.  ‘If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats’ was released in April, 2013. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway wrote the following tribute to Sam for the book:

“Through the ups and downs of an NFL career, I developed great trust, respect and appreciation for him. Blending an uncanny ability to mix humor with keen insight and knowledge, Sam is a one-of-a-kind storyteller.”

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UPCOMING SHOWS

August 17

Prescott, AZ  (College event)

August 22

Black Hawk CO (Speaker engagement)

August 23

Aurora CO (Birthday celebration)

September 7

Lyric Theater, Harrison AR

September 13

Lone Tree, CO  (Corporate event)

September 14

Highlands Ranch, CO  (Corporate event)

September 26

Denver, CO  (Private event)

October 11

Arthritis Foundation-Colorado fundraiser, Denver CO

October 14

Denver, CO  (Private event)

October 22

Denver, CO  (Speaker engagement)

October 26

Kimo Theater Albuquerque, NM

November 2

Greenwood Village, CO  (Fundraiser)

November 7

Denver, CO  (Corporate event)

November 16

Hayden, CO (Fundraiser)

November 21

Boot Barn Hall, Colorado Springs CO

December 6

Arvada, CO  (Holiday Party)

December 13

Westminster, CO  (Holiday Party)

December 14

Park City, UT  (Holiday Party)

January 22 2020

Greenwood Village, CO (Private Event)

January 25 2020

Silverthorne, CO

February 12 2020

University of Denver (Corporate event)

February 13 2020

Chadron, NE  (Corporate event)

March 25 2020

Inn Of The Mountain Gods Casino (Mescalero NM)

March 26 2020

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel (Santa Ana Pueblo NM)

 

Order Sam’s book via PayPal

 

 

If You Don’t Believe Me…

Lessons Learned From Listening To The Greats.

$19.95

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VIDEOS-PHOTOS

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS

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Earth Wind and Fire original member Verdine White

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Earth Wind and Fire original member Philip Bailey (middle) and Ralph Dickerson

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Earth Wind and Fire original member Ralph “Slick” Johnson

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BOOKING INFO

For all corporate and private event comedy bookings contact:

Mike Raftery at Comedy Works Entertainment (720-476-5560) or e-mail to Mike@ComedyWorks.com

For television commercial acting and radio voice-over bookings contact:

Kathey True at Radical Artists (303-477-4777) or e-mail to Kathey@RadicalArtistsAgency.com

For corporate speaking and comedy club bookings contact:

Sam Adams (303-805-4166) or e-mail to AdamsSam7@comcast.net

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CONTACT

For speaker and comedy club and bookings ONLY (or just to drop a line or two to say hello!) contact Sam via e-mail to AdamsSam7@comcast.net