Sam Adams is a unique and talented entertainer, journalist and speaker.
Sam is the only dual prize winner in the history of the Great American Comedy Festival. In 2009 Sam won the festival’s amateur competition, and placed second in the professional division. Because of those performances he decided to pursue a professional career in stand-up comedy at age 49.
The “True Color” video clip from Sam’s 2017 Dry Bar Comedy special (titled ‘Incoherently True’) generated more than 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours. Since, “True Color” has amassed more than 30 million social media views.
Sam spent three decades as an award-winning newspaper sports journalist. He has worked for the Denver Post, Charlotte Observer and Rocky Mountain News.
In 2003 Sam was elected Colorado’s Print Journalist of the Year, and in 2019 he was inducted to the Denver Press Club’s Hall of Fame. Sam is the first African-American sports journalist to be inducted in the club’s 154-year history.
And, Sam has authored a book titled, ‘If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats’ (released in April, 2013.) He gained perspectives for the book from covering many of the world’s most celebrated sporting events.
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway paid the following tribute to Sam: “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.”
Sam also offers two vibrant keynote presentations. The first is titled, ‘Going Up: Taking Steps To Elevate Your Levels Of Success.’ The second is titled, ‘Race To A Finish Line.’
On the stages and the pages, Sam Adams delivers quality entertainment for all of his audiences.