Sam Adams

Clean Comedian from Parker, CO - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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140 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2009
BOOKED 57 days ago

$1000 - $5000 per event
About
Talented and versatile are just two reasons why Sam Adams is one of GigMasters' most requested performers. Prize-winning comedian. Award-winning sports journalist. Motivational speaker. Television commercial actor. Master of Ceremonies. Sam is a seven-time winner of GigMasters' prestigious "Best Of" award, which is based on the number of four-star or higher reviews that a performer receives each year. In 2015 Sam was awarded GigMasters' coveted "Rising Star" for being the site's top-booked comedian.

Sam stepped on stage for the first time to perform standup in 2001 - at age 41. While "moonlighting" as a comedian Sam placed third in the 2003 New Faces Contest at Denver's famed Comedy Works club. In 2005 he was accepted as a contestant in the noted Boston Comedy Festival. 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. Sam was accepted into the festival initially as an amateur. After winning the amateur competition Sam was asked to compete in the professional division, after one of the hand-picked professional entrants fell ill. In a field of comedians with national comedy club tours and television appearances on their resumes, Sam took second place. It was the impetus for him to pursue a professional career in stand-up comedy at age 49.

During the summer of 2018, the “True Color” video clip from Sam's 2017 Dry Bar Comedy special (titled 'Incoherently True') went viral, with over 10 million Facebook views in less than 72 hours. To date, the True Color clip has amassed over 31 million Facebook views. Sam's energetic, comically-insightful act is 100 percent profanity-free and filled with observations about every-day encounters. He is a headline performer at comedy clubs and corporate events across the country. Sam also has shared stages with national-touring comedians and music recording artists - an eclectic, genre-jumping list of nationally-known performers ranging from comedians Frank Caliendo, Craig Ferguson, Kevin Nealon, David Alan Grier and Keenen Ivory Wayans to music's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees 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."

Off the record, Sam has more than 30 years of experience as a sports journalist. He is a Class of 2019 member of the prestigious Denver Press Club's Hall of Fame. In 2003 Sam's peers voted him Colorado's Print Journalist of the Year. His work, as a staff reporter and columnist, has appeared in The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and The Charlotte Observer. Despite his inability to hit a golf ball in the air, Sam continues to contribute regularly as a features writer for Colorado Avid Golfer magazine. He also is credited with television appearances on ESPN and NFL Network, as well as regular appearances as a sports commentator on local affiliates for Fox Sports, CBS and NBC. He has covered championship events at all levels - most notable four Super Bowls, two Olympics, two NCAA men's basketball Final Fours, one Stanley Cup Finals and one World Series.

Sam has been described by many in the entertainment field as a Renaissance Man. In addition to performing comedy on stage, he also is booked as a keynote speaker for his presentation titled "Going Up: Taking Steps To Elevate Your Levels Of Success." The keynote offers intriguing references from Sam's personal and professional odysseys. His stories and tips, both insightful and humorous, are taken from numerous encounters with an A-List of stars ranging from professional sports Hall of Famers to Academy Award-winning actors. Going Up challenges Sam's audiences to elevate their game by climbing a sequence of steps which lead to achieving goals and finding gratification from reaching new levels of business and personal success.

Sam Adams also has served as Master of Ceremonies for numerous high-profile events, and has appeared in several TV commercial ads seen both nationally and in the Denver-area. Sam is an author, too, with a published book titled, 'If You Don't Believe Me: Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats.' In the book, which was released April, 2013, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway offered the following tribute: "My friendship with Sam Adams goes back more than 20 years. During that time, we've had countless conversations and shared many laughs. 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."

Book Sam Adams today. You will learn why clients are extremely impressed with his performances!
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2015 - Top Comedian

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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.

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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!

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Sam Adams is truly an outstanding and gifted comedian. We had him come and perform for a church banquet that didn't quite run on time. Sam was very professional and rest assured me that everything was okay. Then when it finally came time to perform, Sam did NOT disappoint. He had the audience rolling with laughter and didn't have to curse to do it. WHAT A TALENT!!! Would we ever have Sam Adams back again? YOU BET!!!

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Sam Adams was a wonderful entertainer for our holiday party. He got our group to engage with him and they all loved his clean comedy. Our group is notorious for being a tough crowd, but he did a great job making our guests laugh! Thank you, Sam!

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I recently started working with my company, and I was put in charge of planning our annual dinner for our referral partners. When looking for entertainment, I wasn't sure what I should do. When I came across Sam Adams profile on Gig Masters, I felt that he would be a good fit. When speaking to him he calmed my nerves, and made me excited. On the night of the dinner he arrived early, in case our dinner ended early. He was professional, and we had a wide variety of individuals and he had everyone laughing. I would certainly hire him again for another event for my company. I couldn't be happier, and was thrilled to work with him. Than you Sam and Gig Masters!!

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Sam was very professional and funny! He arrived on time and brought all of his own equipment. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a clean comedian.

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THANK YOU! Our Team of Kitchen Mangers were motivated and encouraged after your Presentation. Your Motivational speaking accompanied by the humor was a "TouchDown!" Again, Thank you for your time and attention to TEAMwork.

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From the beginning Sam was a great communicator and made the booking process easy. Sam listened to my wishes for the event including clean, professional, and entertaining. Even with some travel challenges, rock slides and road closures, Sam was cheerful and arrived early. At the event Sam had the whole room laughing. "Best staff party ever" "Loved the comedian" "Impressive, something for everyone" Sam's life experiences, sports references, and stories were spot on. His love for small towns and people came though. Sam Adams is welcome on the Western Slope anytime!

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Sam had an incredibly diverse crowd and was able to entertain them all with a good, clean performance. Everyone was impressed and very pleased with his performance, and many comments were made that he did an excellent job of being funny without being dirty and inappropriate! Excellent job!!!

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Sam was hired to be more of an emcee than a comedian. However we needed his comedic talents during an AV breakdown and he saved the day. Both professional AND funny, he was just the ticket for our corporate conference.

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Please note Sam Adams will also travel to Aurora, Franktown, Littleton, Castle Rock, Englewood, Elizabeth, Denver, Highlands Ranch, Louviers, Kiowa, Sedalia, Watkins, Bennett, Lakewood, Larkspur, Commerce City, Morrison, Dupont, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Westminster, Henderson, Indian Hills, Monument, Palmer Lake, Elbert, Foxton, Golden, Idledale, Byers.
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