Sam Adams has reinvented himself not once, but twice since moving to the Rocky Mountain region in 1984. As an award-winning newspaper and television sports journalist Sam has nearly 30 years of professional experience covering high-profile sporting events, from Super Bowls to Olympiads. As a prize- winning standup comedian with a profanity-free act, Sam has become a sought-after performer on the corporate entertainment circuit.
As a motivational public speaker, Sam Adams reinforces an importance to embrace passions, define goals — and to exercise the ‘Right To Laugh’ in your life’s journey. He recommends that you view your life’s encounters through a humorous lens to alleviate tensions — at home, in the work place or with your own private thoughts.
Sam is a Cleveland, Ohio native who, at age 24, took to heart the famous phrase “Go West, Young Man.” He moved to Denver, Colorado with an open mind for embracing new opportunities and challenges in his life. In 1986 Sam accepted a part-time job covering high school sports for The Denver Post. In 1992 the Post rewarded Sam for his hard work with a full-time position, adding him to newspaper’s team of reporters covering the Denver Broncos.
Sam’s work as a beat reporter and features writer with the Post gained notice from afar by The Charlotte Observer, and the newspaper lured him to North Carolina in 1995. A year later Sam returned to Denver, to lead the Rocky Mountain News’ Broncos coverage. In 1997 the News promoted Sam to columnist, and he was a mainstay in the newspaper’s sports section with a column that appeared five times a week. In 2003 Sam received the “Print Journalist Of The Year” award from the Colorado Association of Black Journalists.
Sam’s decision to pursue a career as a comedian was accelerated by the Rocky Mountain News’ untimely closure in February, 2009, and bolstered by his performances at the Great American Comedy Festival in June, 2009. Sam won first place in the festival’s amateur division, and, after accepting a last-minute invitation to compete in the professional division, won second place in a field of seasoned headliner comedians.
The “Laughter Is Good Business” presentation offers insights from Sam’s personal and professional odysseys, with great stories and helpful tips from his life’s experiences about how to maintain one’s sense of humor while encouraging others to laugh more often.
Sam Adams’ ability to connect with audiences of all ages and professions, both as a journalist, comedian and public speaker, is summed up by a tribute from his book, “If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned From Listening To The Greats” offered by legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway. Elway writes, “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.”
To inquire about Sam Adams’ availability to speak and/or perform at your next event, please call (303) 478-6652 or email us today!