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.


“He had the kids in stitches as well as the seniors. He relates to EVERYONE! I highly recommend Sam to ANY group, whether it be sporting club, political organization, religious group, corporate event or just a plain ol evening of entertainment. You will not be disappointed.”
Kelly L., Broomfield CO

“Mr. Sam Adams was an epic addition to our event. Our room was jam-packed with 250 soldiers from all across America. The best part about his humor is that it was all clean and made everyone laugh and enjoy the evening.
Giovanna C., Colorado Springs CO

“We had a very special and unique way we wanted to present our material. Sam was 100% flexible, and on board from day one. We used him as an emcee throughout the day, as well as enjoyed his comedy hour at the end of the evening. Everyone in the audience absolutely loved it! ”
Taylor P., Boulder CO

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JUNE 25, 2021

King’s Deer Golf Club

Monument, CO

AUGUST 11, 2021


Crossville, TN

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Always good to be home in Cleveland!
I had great times as a sports journalist – including an encounter with Tiger Woods. (Photo by Barry Gutierrez)
The shirt sums up my feelings.
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In Temecula CA with the energy of Earth Wind and Fire, bassist Verdine White!
Bursting with comedy joy!!
I found a comedy club on the hiking trail . . .
A night’s work, at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater!
Truly a “Grand” sight!
Dry Bar Comedy, Provo Utah 2017
Hi! I’m Sam Adams.
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         If you want to book Sam for a comedy performance in a corporate or private setting, please contact Mike Raftery at Comedy Works Entertainment. First, Mike can be reached by phone at 720-476-5560. But he also accepts email inquiries at Mike@ComedyWorks.com

        Do you want to book Sam for a commercial audition? This includes commercial acting and any voiceover work. Please contact Kathey True at Radical Artists Agency. Call her at 303-477-4777 or direct all email inquiries to Kathey@RadicalArtistsAgency.com

        I am the contact for all of my public speaking engagement inquiries, both in-person appearances as well as virtual settings. You can contact me by phone at 303-805-4166. Also, send me your emails to SamAdamsDoesComedy@gmail.com

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