For the past fifteen years, Adam has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1305, Episode 1410 and The Moth Podcast.

Adam is a regular on the legendary comedic storytelling show Nights of Our Lives at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He has also been part of such shows as Magnet Theater's Armando Diaz Experience (guest monologist), UCB's Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Big Terrific, The Liar Show, Mortified, and RISK.

Adam has been performing his Time Out New York Magazine's Critic's pick "You can't not like him!" monthly solo show The Adam Wade from NH Show since January 2010. The show is also a frequent New York Times 'Comedy Pick of the Week' and was part of Ruth Pennebaker's New York Times feature.

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


Autumn 2015, Adam released 'Adam Wade: The Human Comedy', his debut storytelling/comedy album recorded live in front of a sold out crowd at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The week it was released by
New Wave Entertainment / Comedy Dynamics, it shot up to #3 on the iTunes Comedy Chart and was featured on SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel

The New Yorker Magazine's Sarah Larson recently wrote a profile on Adam and his album.


HBO's GIRLS Season 5 - actor

Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer Season 2 and Season 3 - actor

Arise TV 360 Entertainment - panelist

NFL NETWORK's Top 10 Football Follies - panelist

ESPN's Mayne Street - actor

ESPN's Classic Now
and Super Bowl Media Day interviewer

COMEDY CENTRAL's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn - sketch actor

NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien - sketch actor


Adam was nominated for 'Best Actor in a Movie Short' at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival for his co-starring role in Shonali Bhowmik's Sardines Out of A Can (watch here).


Bloomberg's Conversations with Coders - Host

Wade on the Bench in Hoboken - Host


New York Comedy Festival
Time Out New York Magazine's "Stars of the Future" showcase

Nantucket Film Festival's annual Late Night Storytelling event

Gotham Storytelling Festival

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

Philadelphia First Person Arts Festivals.


2 Dope Queens

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

WNYC with reporter Jim O'Grady on a commuter tour of NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal

The Moth Radio Hour 1

The Moth Radio Hour 2

NPR's All Things Considered

NPR's Snap Judgment

Vanity Fair Comedy Editor Mike Sacks' Doin' It Podcast

Dale Radio Podcast Interview

The Magnet Theater Podcast


Jonathan Mitchell's The Truth 1

Jonathan Mitchell's The Truth 2

The Todd Barry Podcast

Talking Meatballs and Stories with Monte Belmonte, WRSI FM

Narrative Breakdown

The Talk of Shame Podcast hosted by Streeter Seidell

Sorry I've Been So Busy Podcast

Andy Beckerman's Beginnings Podcast

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's podcast, A Funny Thing

The Soundtrack Series Podcast

WFMU's 7 Second Delay

Public Radio WHYY

Mediander Comedy Spotlight


WNYC Sandy Helps Make Neighbors Family

Sundays with Marie Tumblr

Kittycats as People featured on Vulture.com/NYMAG.COM

Glamour Magazine


New York Press Martha Cool Girl

New York Press Pork Sucks

The New York Times

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


Adam is a seasoned teacher of his craft. For the past 8 years Adam has been teaching a variety of 6-week Storytelling Classes at NYC's Magnet Theater. For full details click here.

He has also conducted one-on-ones meetups and workshops with

- The New York Times
- United Nations
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
- CUNY Grad School of Journalism
- Pace University
- Mercy College
- Breakthrough, US
- PEN America

- First Person Arts, Philadelphia, PA
- Droga5
- MakerBot
- Fleishman Hillard
- Edelman



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