If you are not familiar with Sam Adams, here is your introduction. 

Sports writer-turned-standup comedian. Keynote speaker. Author. Commercial actor. Master of Ceremonies.

Sam gave his first standup comedy set in 2001, only a few months after his return from reporting on track and field at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney Australia.

Eight years later at age 49, the long-time sports journalist took on comedy as a full-time professional career. 

Sam’s entertaining, profanity-free comedy performances earned him high praise at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival held in Norfolk, Nebraska.

After winning the festival’s amateur competition, Sam was asked to compete in the professionals division as a last-minute replacement.

Sam took the second place prize amid a field of two dozen national headline comedians.

In 2018 Sam’s popularity catapulted when the “True Color” clip from his 2017 Dry Bar Comedy special went viral — receiving more than 10 million social media views in less than 72 hours. Since, the clip has reached more than 35 million views on Facebook alone.  


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette offered this glowing review of Sam’s comedy performance in 2019: “Known for his prize-winning comedy and casual delivery devoid of profanity and vulgarity, (Adams) spent two hours entertaining a full house that belly-laughed and applauded too many times to count. 

“If it’s true that laughter is the best medicine, he administered his healing brand intravenously for two solid hours.”  

Before standup, Sam’s full-time career was in journalism. He spent three decades working as a sports writer and television commentator based in Denver, Colorado. 

In 2003 Sam’s media peers elected him Colorado’s Print Journalist of the Year. Sam Adams is the first African-American to be inducted to the prestigious Denver Press Club’s Hall of Fame — the oldest press club in the United States.


For Sam’s first book, titled “If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned From Listened To The Greats” Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway offered the following tribute . . . 

“Through the ups and downs of an NFL career, I developed great trust, respect and appreciation for Sam. Blending an uncanny ability to mix humor with keen insight and knowledge, Sam is a one-of-a-kind storyteller.”

From pages to stages. Now you know Sam Adams.



“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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DECEMBER 5, 2023

Corporate Event

Greenwood Village  CO

DECEMBER 7, 2023

Comedy Works South

Greenwood Village  CO


DECEMBER 8, 2023

Sam Adams virtually LIVE!

Corporate Holiday Party

DECEMBER 8, 2023

Corporate Holiday Party

Cheyenne  WY

DECEMBER 10, 2023

Holiday Party

Elbert  CO

DECEMBER 14, 2023

Sam Adams virtually LIVE

Corporate Holiday Party

DECEMBER 23-30, 2023

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

JANUARY 3, 2024

Sam Adams presents … PRESS PASS

Comedy Works South

Greenwood Village  CO

SEPTEMBER 26, 2024

Private event

Denver  CO


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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. 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 Kathey at 303-477-4777 or direct all email inquiries to Kathey@RadicalArtistsAgency.com

        Sam is the contact for all of his public speaking engagement inquiries, both in-person appearances as well as virtual settings. You can contact him by phone at 303-805-4166. Also, direct your email inquiries to SamAdamsDoesComedy@gmail.com

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