ABOUT ADAM WADE

PERFORMING:
Adam has been performing in New York City for the past ten years. He's an 18-time StorySLAM Champion at The Moth ("New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal), and a 2-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009) 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 and The Moth Podcast.

Adam was featured in the April 5th, 2012 New York Times piece "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile" by Jason Zinoman.

He's performed on shows such as The Moth's Main Stage, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Asssscat 3000 (as the guest monologist), Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, Big Terrific, Pretty Good Friends, The Nights of Our Lives, The Rejection Show, Told, The Liar Show, Mortified, Stripped Stories, and The RISK Show.

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 2014.

In 2011, with material developed from the AWFROMNHSHOW, Adam put together two single performance solo shows: Cool as Nice: 3Firsts at Union Hall in Brooklyn and Healthy Girls at the UCB Theatre. In September 2011, he started a monthly storytelling show Tales of the Cosmos at UCBeast.

On October 18th, 2011, Adam was a speaker at TEDx PennQuarter in Washington, DC where he spoke about REINVENTING Storytelling [click here for video].

In March 2010, Adam was profiled in Time Out New York Magazine's Comedy Section. The magazine also named him to their 'Best of 2009 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." Later that year, Adam performed in the New York Comedy Festival as part of Time Out New York Magazine's "Stars of the Future" showcase.

 

FESTIVALS:
In June 2012, Adam performed at the Nantucket Film Festival's annual Late Night Storytelling event.

In April 2011, Adam performed in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) as part of the First Person Arts SLAM NATION which brought together some of the best storytellers from across the country. He was also featured on Public Radio WHYY. He returned to Philly as part of the 10th Annual First Person Arts Festival in November 2011, selling out his solo show both Friday and Saturday nights. He debuted a brand new solo show 'The Adam Wade Family Hour' at the First Person Arts Fest in November 2012.

 

TV:
In the Spring of 2014, Adam appeared in an episode of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer.

In November of 2011, Adam was part of FIAT and CBS Radio's Alternative Routes Storytelling Series.

In 2010, Adam appeared 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 that debuted in Nov '08. He appeared on NBCSPORTS.COM's Fantasy Football Show during the 2006-07 season.

From 2005 to 2006, Adam was seen every weeknight on ESPN's Classic Now, where he interviewed such legends as Mike Ditka and Reverend Run from RUN DMC.
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 has also appeared in several commercials for the CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK.
He was featured in two episodes of the TV LAND show Make My Day that aired in 2010.

 

MOVIES:
In late 2013, Adam co-starred with Shonali Bhowmik, John Early, and Christian Felix in the movie short, Sardines Out of A Can 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.

 

MORE PODCASTS/RADIO:
In January of 2013, a story of Adam's was heard on The Moth Radio Hour.
November 4th, 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.

In January of 2014, a recording of Adam's story 'Rick Moranis' was heard on NPR's Snap Judgment radio show. In the Winter of 2012, Adam appeared as a guest on Julie Klausner's How Was Your Week podcast as well as a panelist on Andy Rocco's Here to Help podcast taped live at UCBeast. In Spring of 2012, Adam had stories featured on the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's podcast, A Funny Thing, and The Soundtrack Series Podcast.

In December 2008, Adam was a special guest on WFMU's 7 Second Delay with Ken Freedman and Andy Breckman (creator of the TV show Monk).


WRITING:
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.

Adam is also currently writing an auto-biographical manuscript about his life experiences growing up in New Hampshire.

He wrote a piece for the NY Press
(6/17/09 issue) entitled 'Martha Cool Girl.'

He wrote another piece for the NY Press about his experiences working at Virgil's BBQ (4/30/08 issue), wrote and appeared in a feature called 'Super Chivalrous Dude' for the February 2007 issue of GLAMOUR MAGAZINE . He is an occasional contributor to ESPN THE MAGAZINE, wrote for KCRW Food Blog, trueTV blog, The Hoboken Reporter, and for Rock On author Dan Kennedy's REALLYSMALLTALK.COM. He also co-wrote a fictional creative story for the NY Times.

TEACHING:
Since 2010, Adam has been teaching a 6-week Storytelling Class on Sunday nights at NYC's Magnet Theater. For full details click here.

 

 




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