For the last twelve years, Adam has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He's the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He's toured across the country with The Moth Main Stage with stops in Portland, Oregon; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, NH; Aspen, Colorado; and Detroit, Michigan. He's also been featured on both The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1305, Episode 1410 and The Moth Podcast.

Adam was featured in the New York Times piece on storytelling in New York City "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile" by Jason Zinoman.

He's performed on shows such as Magnet Theater's Armando Diaz Experience (guest monologist), Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Big Terrific, The Liar Show, Mortified, and RISK.

Adam has been performing his monthly solo show The Adam Wade from NH Show (Time Out New York Magazine's Critic's pick "You can't not like him.") since January 2010 at the Theater Under St. Marks. Adam and the show were written about in Ruth Pennebaker's piece for the New York Times Arts Weekend and was featured as the New York Times 'Comedy Pick of the Week' in February, July and December 2014.

Adam is a regular performer on the legendary monthly storytelling show 'Nights of Our Lives' at the UCB Theater. From September 2011 until May 2014, he also hosted a monthly storytelling show Tales of the Cosmos at UCBeast.

Adam was a speaker at TEDx PennQuarter in Washington, DC where he spoke about REINVENTING Storytelling [video].

Adam has been profiled in Time Out New York Magazine's Comedy Section. The magazine also named him to their 'Best Of List' in the Most promising young talents category: "Cerebral stand-up Myq Kaplan and heartwarming storyteller Adam Wade sit head-and-shoulders above their peers." Adam has performed in the New York Comedy Festival as part of Time Out New York Magazine's "Stars of the Future" showcase.


ALBUM: Autumn 2015, Adam released 'Adam Wade: The Human Comedy', his debut storytelling/comedy album recorded love at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Produced by New Wave Entertainment / Comedy Dynamics. The album was featured on SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel the week it debuted.


In 2012, Adam performed at the Nantucket Film Festival's annual Late Night Storytelling event. Adam has been part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Adam was part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) which featured the some of the best storytellers from across the country. His performance at PIFA caught the attention of Public Radio WHYY. He returned to Philly as part of both the 10th and 11th Annual First Person Arts Festivals.


Adam has been featured on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer Season 2 and Season 3.

In Spring of 2015, Adam was a panelist on TV's Arise TV 360 Entertainment hosted by Lola Ogunnaike.

Adam was a panelist on the NFL NETWORK's Top 10 Football Follies.

Adam had a guest role on ESPN.COM's web sitcom Mayne Street starring Kenny Mayne.

For most of its run, Adam was seen every weeknight on ESPN's critically acclaimed Classic Now, hosted by Josh Elliott, where he interviewed Mike Ditka and players at the Super Bowl. He played himself, on COMEDY CENTRAL's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn's 'CELEBRITY HAT PARTY' Segment, and has played a 'Nerd' and a 'Scottish, Jack Daniels-drinking Frankenstein' on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
He was featured in two episodes of the TV LAND show Make My Day.


Adam co-starred with Shonali Bhowmik, John Early, and Christian Felix in the movie short, Sardines Out of A Can (watch here) written and directed by Bhowmik. The short was nominated for 'Best Movie Short' and Adam was nominated for 'Best Actor in a Movie Short' at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival.


In 2014, Adam took WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady on a commuter tour of NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal.

In 2013, a story of Adam's was heard on The Moth Radio Hour. He returned to the program in 2014 with a new story.

In late 2012, Adam was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, with a story about dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in his Hoboken apartment with his Italian landlady.

Adam's story 'Rick Moranis' was heard on NPR's Snap Judgment radio show.

Dale Radio Podcast Interview


Jonathan Mitchell's The Truth

The Todd Barry Podcast

Talking Meatballs and Stories with Monte Belmonte, WRSI FM

The Talk of Shame Podcast hosted by Streeter Seidell

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's podcast, A Funny Thing

The Soundtrack Series Podcast

Tie Clip story for The Moth founder George Dawes Green's Sudden Owl website

WFMU's 7 Second Delay

The Magnet Theater Podcast


'Writing Comedy for Live Storytelling: An Interview with Adam Wade' is featured in the Mike Sacks (Vanity Fair) book And Here's the Kicker - Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers About Their Craft.

Adam has been working on an original series of mini-graphic novels/video shorts called Kittycats as People. The first one was featured on Vulture.com/NYMAG.COM.

In March 2014, Adam started a tumblr blog called Sundays with Marie detailing the Sunday meals his Italian landlady kindly cooks for him.

In October 2014, Adam created a tumblr blog based on excerpts from his mystery project #GREATAMERICANNOVEL.

Adam is currently writing an auto-biographical manuscript about his life experiences growing up in New Hampshire with winning stories he's told at The Moth.

He's written pieces for the NY Press such as 'Martha Cool Girl'
and 'Pork Sucks'

He wrote and appeared in a feature called 'Super Chivalrous Dude' for an issue of GLAMOUR MAGAZINE . He has been an occasional contributor for ESPN THE MAGAZINE, KCRW Food Blog, The Hoboken Reporter, and for author Dan Kennedy's REALLYSMALLTALK.COM. He also co-wrote a fictional creative story for the NY Times.


Adam is a seasoned teacher of his craft. He has conducted workshops with Fleishman Hillard, Edelman and ADP as well as the United Nations, UNICEF and for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
Adam has taught special advance storytelling classes for students at both CUNY Grad School of Journalism and Pace University. Since 2010, Adam has been teaching a variety of 6-week Storytelling Classes at NYC's Magnet Theater. For full details click here.



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