Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words are used often to describe Sam Adams, who gained national attention by winning at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. The “True Color” video clip from his Dry Bar Comedy special filmed in 2017 went viral with over 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours.
Sam’s energetic, comically-insightful act is 100 percent profanity-free and filled with observations about his every-day encounters. He is a headline performer and featured speaker at comedy clubs and corporate events across the country, 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 and David Alan Grier to music’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart and seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau.
The Denver Business Journal once gave Sam a favorable review for “bringing down the house with a string of well-delivered lines that were notable for their lack of profanity, scatological or sexual references.”
Sam also has over 20 years of experience as a newspaper sports journalist, having worked for The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and The Charlotte Observer.
In 2003 Sam received the Print Journalist of the Year award from his peers in Colorado. He’s also credited with television appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports Net, NFL Network and local CBS and NBC affiliates. He has covered championship events at all levels — most notable four Super Bowls and two Olympiads.
Sam also has authored one book, titled ‘If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats’ which was released in April, 2013. 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.”