Sam Adams Entertains Rotarians

Rotary of Parker Web site,   08/01/2016
Speech given to Rotary Club of Parker in 2016
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Sam Adams, comic and sports commentator, in the spotlight

Denver Business Journal,   10/06/2014
Sam Adams is more than a beer. Its also the moniker of a Denver sportswriter, TV personality and stand-up comic. Adams, 54, was born and raised in Cleveland. A two-year stint at Kent State was followed by a 30-day stint in the Army. I was sent home with high blood pressure, he says. Who wouldnt have high blood pressure after being in South Carolina in August?
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Sam Adams speaks at Chamber's annual banquet

Norfolk Daily News,   04/03/2014
Sam Adams was, in effect, jobless when he made his first trip to Norfolk in the summer of 2009. The professional journalist from Denver  who had enjoyed a more than 20-year career doing sports reporting for The Rocky Mountain News, as well as television work  was one of the victims of the national recession under way then and changes in the newspaper industry that caused his employer to cease publication.
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Too Small For Wait Staff To Move Around,   11/26/2013
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24 Hour fundraiser seeks to break all-time NBA record

The Denver Post,   09/06/2013
Most attempts to break sports records are foolhardy endeavors, but as an ex-sports writer, Sam Adams thinks he knows what it takes. "People always say, 'I could do this all day,' " said Adams, a former Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News reporter turned stand-up comedian. "And in this case, I can. I just hope people put their money where my hands are."
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Denver 8 TV,   04/15/2013
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Sam Adams new book

Channel 2 Daybreak,   04/09/2013
Sam Adams promotes his new book - If You Don't Believe Me . . . Lessons Learned From Listening To The Greats
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Comedian, sportswriter Sam Adams Is Now An Author

CBS4,   04/06/2013
Sam Adams is a bit of a local celebrity. The comedian wrote for the Rocky Mountain News as a sportwriter for years and recently has been making a living as a comedian . . .
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CVB Comedy with Sam Adams

Choice City Native,   03/07/2012
Many of the volunteers in attendance fit nicely into the post-retirement demographic, and I imagine that finding a comedian for a multi-generational crowd might be a bit tricky. But the CVB nailed it by bringing in Denver-based Sam (He dont look like the guy on the beer bottle) Adams. Sam has been performing comedy since 2001, after more than twenty years as a sports journalist. In 2009, he was a winner at the Great American Comedy Festival.
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Mayor Hancock and the City and County of Denver Celebrate Exceptional Employees,   02/29/2012
DENVER  - Mayor Michael B. Hancock today joined City and County of Denver employees to recognize and celebrate those who took the extra step in delivering a world class city where everyone matters. The annual 5281 Awards luncheon, emceed by local comedian Sam Adams, was held at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Mayor Hancock, Career Service Authority Executive Director Nita Mosby Henry, District 4 Councilwoman Peggy Lehmann, Clerk & Recorder Debra Johnson and youth speaker Lilly Plotkin helped present awards to 10 individuals and six teams for their significant contributions to the City in 2011. "
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Comedian credits Norfolk festival for boosting his career

Norfolk Daily News,   02/16/2012
Sam Adams of Denver has become something of a familiar face in Norfolk. The comedian first shared his comedy routine with audiences at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival. Since then, the former sportswriter has made comedy his full-time career, and he credits the success he enjoyed at the 2009 festival as a key moment in his career.
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Clean and clever comedy - with a little edge

Summit Daily News,   02/10/2012
As a sports reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, Sam Adams used to cover the stars running out of the tunnel, onto the field. Then, he moved out of the shadow of his byline and stumbled into the limelight himself.
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State of the state: Hospitality

ColoradoBiz Magazine,   12/01/2011
As Wende Curtis celebrates the 30th anniversary of Comedy Works in downtown Denver and the third anniversary of her second club in Greenwood Village, she doesn't have more brick and mortar on her mind.
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Comedian brings the laughs, not the gaffes

Norfolk Daily News,   11/05/2011
Sam Adams took an unconventional approach to loosening up the crowd at Divots on Friday night.
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Stand-up comedian: Everybody has a right to laugh

Norfolk Daily News,   11/03/2011
Sam Adams wants to be your elixir for the evening. No, not the popular brand of beer, the popular stand-up comedian.
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History reveals Heisman quarterbacks find NFL difficult

The Denver Post,   11/02/2011
I recently broke bread  or tortilla chips as it were  with my good friend Sam Adams, a former Rocky Mountain News cohort, and we spent a few minutes in between giving each other plenty of grief about the growing need for a Heisman support group in the NFL.
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Insiders reveal their Colorado getaways

The Denver Post,   05/15/2011
Who better to ask where to head for some quality time with Colorado than the people who call this great state home? We checked in with some longtime locals and a few recent transplants, and got them to share their favorite summer escapes.
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Comedian Sam Adams and musician Hazel Miller on tap for Vail Symposium's Ruby Jubilee

Vail Daily,   02/11/2011
VAIL  The Vail Symposium invites the community to celebrate its past, present and future on Feb. 19 with the Ruby Jubilee, s 40th anniversary celebration at the Four Seasons Resort Vail. Image Guru Montgomery Frazier, comedian Sam Adams and blues-R&B singer Hazel Miller will provide entertainment at the Ruby Jubilee.
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Some firms' holiday parties wait until after year's books close

The Denver Post,   01/24/2011
Ditch the dull financial statement. Analyzing a company's health could be as easy as using the January holiday-party indicator. Cash bar? That suggests 2010 was a tough year. Top-shelf booze and filet mignon? The corporate coffers are looking good. Some companies wait till January to hold holiday parties in order to see the year-end books before deciding how lavishly to celebrate. Others schedule parties in January to avoid the chaos of the December holiday season.
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Comedian Sam Adams performs

Craig Daily Press,   10/25/2010
Comedian Sam Adams performs during the Chamber of Commerces 2010 Crabfest event Saturday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
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Craig Chamber of Commerce gears up for annual Crabfest 2010

Craig Daily Press,   10/20/2010
Even people who have attended the Craig Chamber of Commerces annual Crabfest event in the past can expect to be surprised by this years dinner offerings, Christina Oxley said. This year, its a different level of king crab (legs), said Oxley, the Chambers executive director. The event will also feature Denver comedian Sam Adams, a skit by Moffat County High School acting and theater arts students, and a live and silent auction. The comedian is particularly different, Oxley said. I am so excited about him, she said of Adams. I looked at his clips and I was rolling on the floor laughing. Hes just so unique. He is completely clean, which is great for the crowd we draw to this event. "
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Denver sportswriter Sam Adams makes midlife plunge into comedy

ColoradoBiz Magazine,   09/01/2010
Ask Sam Adams what advice he might give to young professionals, and hes quick to answer: Dont quit the day job. But what happens when the day job quits you?"
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Toast to Coach Karl Uncorks Cash

The Denver Post,   06/11/2010
How many of us mean it when we say "To your health" before taking that first sip of wine? My guess is 80, if we are talking about a fundraising dinner held last week at a popular Larimer Square restaurant. The men and women who filled every seat on the main floor of TAG were there to toast Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl while raising money for AnthioGen, a Wheat Ridge-based agency formed in 2007 to help cancer patients with their health insurance premiums.
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Cheryl Parker's brother is funny

WXIN Fox 59 Indianapolis,   05/21/2010
He's funny - and he has a Fox 59 connection . . .
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Sam Adams

Bob and Tom Show,   05/21/2010
Unlike most comedians, Sam Adams didn't jump into stand-up until he was 41-years-old
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Bob and Tom Show

Bob and Tom Web Site,   05/20/2010
Sam Adams appears on popular Bob and Tom Show
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Congratulations to the 2010 Small Business Leadership Award Winners!,   05/01/2010
Comedian Sam Adams (yes& like the beer) acted as Master of Ceremonies and kept the event light and fun. Quips at the current business climate and occasional jabs at Chamber President and CEO, John Brackney, brought waves of laughter throughout the afternoon.
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Hilariously Clean

Denver Daily News,   04/27/2010
Be prepared to laugh your tush off tonight at Comedy Works on Larimer Square, as Bryan Kellen and Sam Adams (no, not the beer) take the stage to benefit The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education. The word tush is used specifically because its a funny, clean word  just like tonights show should be. But clean doesnt mean it wont be funny. When you are doing a benefit for a company, you want someone (performing who) you trust will be clean and you know will give people a good time, said Susan Collyar, the marketing director at Comedy Works. We know that Bryan is a Denver favorite and Sam Adams is on his way.
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Brew Ha Ha is fun for good cause

Valley Courier,   04/17/2010
ALAMOSA  They say laughter is good for the health, so attending the Alamosa Rotary Clubs 3rd Annual Brew Ha Ha, not only benefits worthy causes, but also would be good for the health of those attending. Comedian Sam Adams will entertain, and the San Luis Valley Brewing Co. will provide a fabulous dinner, dessert and a brew, all for only $35 a person, Sun., April 25, 6:30 p.m., at the SLV Brew Pub on the corner of San Juan Ave. and Main St. in Alamosa. The brewery will donate $1 back for other brews consumed as well. The Alamosa Live Music Assoc. (ALMA) is helping put the show on with the Alamosa Rotary Club which will direct proceeds to the Reach Out and Read program - in which valley doctors encourage parents to read to their kids and provide age-appropriate books to them - and the Alamosa High School forensics team to assist with travel expenses in attending speech meets.
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Last year's winner to host competition

Norfolk Daily News,   03/18/2010
Sam Adams takes a deep breath before reliving his two-day transformation from amateur champion to finalist of the professional competition at last years Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk. Everything happened so quickly it nearly took his breath away and its still a bit blurry to the Denver comedian, who first spent 20 years as an award-winning sports writer at the Rocky Mountain News.
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Learn and Laugh at the Nebraska Travel and Tourism Conference

Official Nebraska Government Web site,   10/07/2009
LINCOLN, NEB.  While Nebraska Travel conference attendees can look forward to a wealth of educational opportunities at this years event, they also can plan to have some fun after the workday is over. Friday, October 9 is the registration deadline, however, so dont delay another minute. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, enjoy the Evening in Norfolk Opening Reception. Delegates can look forward to a Night of Laughter, including a trip to the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center to take in live polka music, food, drink and a nostalgic comedic romp back in time with Norfolks favorite son, Johnny Carson. The event will be followed by dinner at the Divots Conference Center and a stand-up performance from Denver-based comedian Sam Adams, a champion at Norfolks 2009 Great American Comedy Festival and an entertainer who shares simple tales about life experiences. Adams will perform a version of his award-winning routine at the event and its guaranteed to bring laughs. Transportation will be provided.
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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Joins World's Largest Music Lesson for a Night,   07/25/2009
Denver - Film on the Rocks powered by Xbox 360 will bring an eve of action and adventure for all, this Tuesday, July 28. To begin the night, Swallow Hill Music Association will teach the World's Largest Music lesson in hopes of breaking the current Guinness World Record. Bring any instrument you have, whether it is a banjo or kazoo, and help us make some music! The night will continue with comedian, Sam Adams, and finish with a showing of the classic, action packed, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
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Laughter is the best medicine

The Denver Post,   06/27/2009
Former Rocky three-dotter Sam "Beerman" Adams is stepping his game up as a stand-up comedian.
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Seattle Man Wins Carson Comedy Festival in Nebraska

ENCORE digital weekly magazine,   06/25/2009
A Seattle man won the standup competition at this year's Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk. "
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Brenner: Carson's name needs to be kept alive

Norfolk Daily News,   06/22/2009
No one believed Bill Dana when he threatened to put his Comedy Legend award up for sale
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Apio named winner of Great American Comedy Festival

Norfolk Daily News,   06/20/2009
Kermet Apio's name sticks out, but it was his performance at the Great American Comedy Festival comedy finals that made the judges take notice.
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Great American Comedy Festival leaves em laughing

Prairie Fire,   06/19/2009
They did it again. Norfolk rolled out the second Great American Comedy Festival (GACF), June 1420, in homage to Nebraskas greatest contribution to humor, Johnny Carson.
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Ex-Rocky columnist a rising comedian

The Denver Post,   06/18/2009
NORFOLK, Neb.  A former Rocky Mountain News sports columnist turned amateur comedian will compete against the pros tonight at the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Neb. Sam Adams, right, of Denver won amateur night on Tuesday against 10 competitors. Adams won a trophy, $500 and a consultation with the David Letterman show's talent coordinator.
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Denver man wins Neb. amateur comedy competition

KJCT 8 in Grand Junction,   06/17/2009
An amateur comedian from Colorado will join the professionals for their competition at the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk. Sam Adams of Denver won amateur night on Tuesday against 10 competitors.
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Former Denver sports columnist wins amateur night

Norfolk Daily News,   06/17/2009
Samuel Adams thought it was a joke. The former sports writer for The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News was voted by the audience as the winner of the amateur night competition Tuesday during the second-annual Great American Comedy Festival held at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk.
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Lance's Journal: Honoring Johnny Carson,   06/17/2009
The laughs came early and often Tuesday night in the Johnny Carson Theater at Norfolk High School. Ten up-and-coming comedians grabbed the mic hoping to win the amateur competition and at the same time honor one of the greatest comedians of all-time...Norfolk's own...Johnny Carson.
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Two more amateurs advance

Norfolk Daily News,   03/30/2009
Two more amateur comedians have qualified to compete at this summer's Great American Comedy Festival.
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Is Sam Adams a Jay Cutler stalker?

Westword,   03/25/2009
The folks behind In Denver Times have been looking for ways to get more attention for their ambitious web project, as noted in yesterday's blog Q&A with Kevin Preblud, an Entrepreneur Backing In Denver Times. But an item by the Nashville Scene, a sister paper of Westword, probably isn't what they had in mind.
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Firefighter Calendar judging event turns up the heat

Reuters,   03/16/2009
The Hottest Event in Town Features a VIP Grand AM/NASCAR Race Day Package with Celebrity Host Patrick Dempsey."
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Local performers rally to raise money for Windsor tornado victims

Boulder Daily Camera,   06/26/2008
On May 22, a tornado swept through northern Colorado, ravaging towns in Weld and Larimer counties, in particular the town of Windsor. The tornado left one dead, more than 100 injured and nearly 850 homes damaged or destroyed.
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Colorado Daily,   06/26/2008
Teresa Taylor is the proud co-owner of Nissis nightclub, but this year she spent a lot of time viewing Oprah Winfreys Big Give TV show. The concept of the charitable-minded program stuck with Taylor, and when she learned about the devastating tornado damage in Windsor, Colorado, the local club owner knew it was time to put the TV shows philosophy into action. Sunday, Nissis will host its own Big Give night and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the town of Windsor. The monies raised will help the locals recoup from the mammoth storm damage. The star-studded event will feature live music by prominent local musicians, guest comedian/host Sam Adams and a silent auction.
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Costume wedding for Hinote, McCarthy

Rocky Mountain News,   05/16/2008
Rocky sports columnist and stand-up comic Sam Adams has launched his Big Time-Small Town Comedy Tour, visiting various burgs in Nebraska and Colorado.
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Will kick for Broncos

Rocky Mountain News,   04/25/2008
Who needs Jason Elam when you've got Sam Adams?
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Coach makes a splash

The Denver Post,   06/11/2007
Some guys will do anything to get out of having to dance. Mike Shanahan took a dive fully clothed into Janet Elway's swimming pool."
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Berthoud, Wrestling Community Come Together to Laugh and Raise Funds

Rocky Mountain Collegian,   02/12/2007
Comedian Sam Adams drew inspiration for his Sunday night show from something far from funny.
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People ask how they can help, then come out to assist Berthoud wrestlers

The Greeley Tribune,   02/12/2007
A few days had passed, and the questions had changed. People knew what had happened: Yes, Nikko Landeros and Tyler Carron, both those kids they knew from the Berthoud High School wrestling team, lost their legs when the car pinned them against the other car. Yes, both of them, both legs.
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Comedy show to benefit Berthoud accident victims

CBS4Denver,   02/11/2007
Comedy show to raise monies for injured Berthoud High wrestlers.
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Funky Monkey

Westword,   12/07/2006
Like the beer! When I lived in Manhattan, I had a friend named Michael Jackson.
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The last laugh at Oasis?

The Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel,   10/18/2006
The strip mall at Chambers Road and Mississippi Avenue may not seem like a hot spot for stand-up comedy. But once a month, the Oasis Bar and Grill, tucked next to that nail salon, turns itself into the place to be for anyone in Aurora looking for a few laughs.
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7th Annual Boston Comedy Festival 2006 Announces Full Schedule

New England Entertainment Digest,   08/10/2006
Boston Comedy Festival organizer Jim McCue today announced the lineup for the 7th Annual Boston Comedy Festival, Sept. 10  16, 2006 taking place at various locations throughout Boston and Cambridge.
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Sports Are Loved for a Number of Reasons

Los Angeles Times,   01/17/2006
Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Luc Robitaille were among dozens of Los Angeles sports celebrities at the L.A. Sports Fans' Choice Awards banquet Sunday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "
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Sam the Man

Rocky Mountain News,   07/06/2005
Rocky sports columnist Sam Adams recently returned from Atlanta, where he taped First Amendment, a new comedy series for Starz.
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Journalist of the year had long journey

Rocky Mountain News,   08/23/2003
You know him as Sam Adams, our sports columnist. Local comedy club fans may know him as Samuel. But few know what a long, strange trip he's taken to get where he is today.
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A future on stage

Denver Business Journal,   07/04/2003
He's got a pretty good day job to fall back on, but Rocky Mountain News sports columnist Sam Adams maybe has a future on stage, too.
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