Sam Adams has been called a Renaissance Man, which is a befitting label. Prize-winning comedian. Award-winning sports journalist. Television commercial actor. Motivational public speaker. Master of Ceremonies … and 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.
Sam’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 several 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 hand-picked, 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 career as a professional sports journalist spanned four decades. He has more than 20 years of experience as a newspaper sports reporter and columnist, 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. In October, 2019 Sam was honored with an induction to the prestigious Denver Press Club’s Hall Of Fame. In 2003 he received the Print Journalist of the Year award from his peers in Colorado. Sam also has authored one sports book, titled ‘If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats.’
“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.” – John Elway, Pro Football Hall Of Fame quarterback.
“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 and the seniors. He relates to EVERYONE! His day-to-day take on life, society and KIDS is hilarious! We can all relate. 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 in our room that was jam packed with 250 soldiers all across America. He was even nice enough to stay after the event and take pictures with soldiers who were fans of his work. The best part about his humor is that it was all clean humor that made everyone laugh and enjoy the evening. Our entire program would not have been the same without having Mr. Sam Adams for our Dining-in Ceremony. I couldn’t believe how funny he was and how he even made multiple people laugh that we never see laugh around the office. Awesome performance!” – Giovanna C., Colorado Springs CO