(ABOVE: photo by Craig Wallace Dale)
Hoboken’s Adam Wade continues to make a name for himself in the booming genre of comedic storytelling with the release of his live album, The Human Comedy—now available on Google Play and iTunes, where it is currently #3 on the Comedy Chart!!!
As profiled in the Jul/Aug issue of hMAG, the hilarious, deeply humane Adam Wade is the Everyman. His stories run the gamut—from being the adolescent odd-man-out at the local fast food joint, to losing his cool at a Hoboken deli counter, to the arguably unconventional approach of claiming he was Rick Moranis’ kid just to impress a girl.
Hearing these stories, they’re so offbeat that you have no choice but to believe it—because who would make up a story like that? They’re very specific, and intensely introspective. Wade brings an innate absence of doubt, which fosters a connectivity that is truly remarkable.
“It’s taken a lot of time to realize that I don’t need a persona,” says Wade. “I can go on stage and I can connect far better than any persona if I just go out as myself.”
Originally from a small town in New Hampshire, Wade always wants a little more out of life. His desire to subtly push the envelope often leads him into absurd situations like those that he shared with a sold-out audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn, where this album was recorded.
Adam Wade has cultivated a passionate fan base while becoming a staggering 20-time Story Slam Champion at The Moth. His comedic storytelling has been lauded by critics at The New York Times, the Village Voice, Newsweek, New York Magazine (…and of course the venerable hMAG). He has toured the country with his award-winning stories and is a regular performer on the legendary monthly storytelling show “The Nights of Our Lives” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Time Out New York has featured him on their “Best of List” in the Most Promising Young Talents category. He has also appeared on Season 2 and 3 of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.
Wade’s album, The Human Comedy is produced by Comedy Dynamics—the largest independent comedy production and distribution company in North America, having worked with a range of established and emerging comedic talent such as Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Chelsea Peretti, Katt Williams and many more.
“When you say live the dream and stuff like that, everybody has their goals in life. Doing this live album is my dream,” says Wade.
“I’ve always wanted to do something like this. I’ve worked very hard and it’s a great opportunity to showcase one of the oldest forms of entertainment. I’m really excited.”
Check out more at AdamWade.com.