On the pages and the stages, Sam Adams always tells stories. And they are shared often when he performs an energetic brand of comedy that is 100-percent profanity-free.
The Great American Comedy Festival has but one dual prize winner. Sam claimed that feat in 2009. First, he won the festival’s amateur competition. What followed was a last-minute invitation to compete in the professional division. Sam finished second, which led him to pursue a professional comedy career at age 49.
During the summer of 2018, the “True Color” video clip from Sam’s Dry Bar Comedy special (titled ‘Incoherently True’) went viral. The clip received over 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours. Currently it has more than 32 million Facebook views overall. In one year, Sam’s Dry Bar comedy clips received more than 40 million social media views.
Sam also worked as a sports journalist, in newspapers as well as television. In October, 2019 the Denver Press Club honored Sam with an induction to its Hall of Fame. The Colorado Association of Black Journalists gave Sam its Print Journalist of the Year award in 2003.
Sam’s writing career began with the Denver Post in 1986, and includes a stint with the Charlotte Observer (1995-96). The Rocky Mountain News closed in 2009, ending Sam’s 13-year career at the paper. The years of experiences reporting on sports helped Sam gain perspective for his book titled, ‘If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats.’ The book was released in April, 2013.
You can count on Sam Adams to deliver a quality – and hilarious – professional performance for audiences of all ages.
“If it’s true that laughter is the best medicine, he administered his healing brand intravenously for two solid hours.” – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
“Sam was incredible! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to make everyone laugh and enjoy themselves when you have a group ranging in age from 13 to 90! But Sam did it. 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. He was able to entertain a wide variety of ages and individuals from all over the country. Our room was jam packed with 250 soldiers 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. He did an amazing job of executing it! 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