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.
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."
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