Sam Adams

Joel Voorman

Sam Adams has been called a Renaissance Man, which is a befitting label. Sam is a prize-winning comedian, an award-winning sports journalist, a television commercial actor, a motivational public speaker, a Master of Ceremonies … and a 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. In 2015 Sam was awarded’s coveted “Rising Star” designation for being the site’s top-booked comedian.

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 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 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 PostRocky Mountain News and The Charlotte Observer.  Sam is credited with television appearances on ESPNFox 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.’

Ticket info

Reserved table/booth seats are $20 each. General admission seats in the rear of club are priced at $15.

Prices subject to additional fees/service charges. Tix can be purchased in person at the Hilarities Fourth Street Theatre box office (located inside Pickwick & Frolic restaurant), charge by phone at 216.736.4242, or online, below: