Top Pro 2015-'23 - #1 Comedian for Hire in New York: Thumbtack.com
Winner: 2013 Paramount Theatre Standup & Acting Star Search
Runner-Up: 2013 Ha-Ha Holiday Comedy Show & Contest
Finalist: 2013 Slaughter Stand-Up Summer Showdown
Tony & Drama Desk Award Nominee (Best Revival)
Clio Award Nominee (Best Performance) (The Oscars of TV Commercials)
ADAM has been working in comedy for longer than he wants to admit. Not just as a Stand-Up Comedian but also in acting, writing, directing, and producing for TV, theatre, film, and commercials.
In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by being a grown-up and starting to get old. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience).
Adam recently appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. His debut comedy album, Aged Whine, has been played in its entirety on Sirius XM Radio 99, Raw Dog Comedy and tracks from the album are now in rotation.
Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over New York City and the surrounding area, including regularly at Gotham Comedy Club, at Levity Live, Foxwoods Resort & Casino, West Side Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Dangerfield's, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, and Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Also at colleges, corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy: Worldfest-Charlotte. Gold Award: Worldfest, Houston), which he also co-produced and in which he stars along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Adam’s play, "Ring of Men" was honored with an Obie (the Oscars of Off-Broadway) as part of Ensemble Studio Theatre's play festival, and has been produced in Los Angeles and regionally. His work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, and he has penned several TV pilots produced and aired on Cable TV.
As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on episodic TV, and in hundreds of TV and radio commercials.
As Producing Director of Willow Cabin Theatre Co. for 12 years in New York City, Adam brought to the stage works by the likes of William Shakespeare, Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, and David Rabe. He produced, Wilder, Wilder, Wilder, the only show in history to go from off-off Broadway to off-Broadway to Broadway in a single season.
He has been nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance. He's also been nominated as a producer for both Tony & Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival. (And, no, it’s not an honor just to be nominated. Just being nominated sucks.)
GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB New York City
LEVITY LIVE West Nyack, NY
FOXWOODS RESORT & CASINO Mashantucket, CT
WEST SIDE COMEDY CLUB New York City
DANGERFIELD'S New York City
COMIC STRIP LIVE New York City
BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB New York City
NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB New York City
CB'S COMEDY CLUB New York City
LAUGH LOUNGE New York City
GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB New York City
THE UNDERGROUND LOUNGE New York City
COMEDY STOP at The Tropicana Atlantic City, NJ
POCONUTS Swiftwater, PA
BANANAS Poughkeepsie, NY
BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE Bedford, NY
HOPEWELL THEATER Hopewell, NJ
CHURCH OF SATIRE Hanover, PA
BROOK ARTS CENTER Bound Brook, NJ
LAKE ONTARIO PLAYHOUSE Watertown, NY
LOHUD COMEDY Rockland, Westchester, & NJ
JESTER'S COMEDY CLUB Chester, NY
TREEHOUSE COMEDY Stratford, CT
THE FUNNY BONE St. Louis, MO
PLAYHOUSE ON PARK West Hartford, CT
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York City
St. John's University Queens, NY
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
THE POMPATUS OF LOVE Phil BMG & CFP
(Lead opposite Kristin Scott-Thomas, Winner: Lisbon, Charlotte, w/ Jon Cryer) Houston Film Festivals
THE EYE OF THE STORM Peter Lumina Films
(Lead) Dir. Mark Richardson
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH Comedy Central
LAW AND ORDER NBC
THE EQUALIZER CBS
AS THE WORLD TURNS CBS
GUIDING LIGHT CBS
ONE LIFE TO LIVE ABC
WILDER, WILDER, WILDER Charles Circle in the Square
-Three by Thornton Wilder Dir. Edward Berkeley
(Best Revival Nominations: Tony & Drama Desk)
AS YOU LIKE IT Jaques Judith Anderson Theatre
S.S. GLENCAIRN- Driscoll Harold Clurman Theatre
--4 Plays of the Sea by O'Neill
MACBETH Macduff One Dream Theatre
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST Fight Crew The Metropolitan Opera
THE BALCONY Chief Intar II Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Lysander/Bottom Intar II & TADA
TARTUFFE Damis TADA Theatre
TWELFTH NIGHT Antonio Westbeth Theatre
LITTLE BLOOD BROTHERS Frank/Animal 45th Street Playhouse
TAMING OF THE SHREW Petruchio Provincetown Playhouse
INSIDE OUT Rich Player's Theatre
ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION Aldo GeVa Theatre
MORE FUN THAN BOWLING Dyson Penn Stage Co.
STAGE COMBAT: (Studied & worked with B.H. Barry.)
MARTIAL ARTS: Karate Black Belt, Tai Chi Chuan, Indian Weapons, Boxing, Yoga
DIALECTS: Various Regional American, various Hispanic, British, Irish, Scottish, French, Italian, etc.
SPORTS: Tennis, Skiing, Water-Skiing (Barefoot), Rock Climbing, Basketball, Baseball