"A STALWART OF THE CITY'S SURGING UNDERGROUND COMEDY SCENE"- UR CHICAGO
"SAM, LIKE HIS BRAND OF COMEDY, IS RATHER UNORTHODOX" - THE REAL CHICAGO
"HE LOVES PERFORMING, AND IT SHOWS...A RISING COMIC TO LOOK FOR" - NEW CITY CHICAGO
"VERY FUNNY","HILARIOUS" - THE BASTION.ORG
TONY SAM IS A COMEDIAN, A WRITER, A PRODUCER, AND A TERRIFIC LOVER. THAT'S RIGHT, TONY IS A CHICAGO COMEDIAN WHO HAS QUICKLY BECOME RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE CITY'S MOST CREATIVE AND FUNNIEST PERFORMERS. JUST ASK HIM.
HAILING FROM THE CHICAGOLAND AREA, HE LIVED A FEW YEARS IN SOUTH FLORIDA WHILE GOING TO COLLEGE, AND SPENT HALF A YEAR LIVING IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WORKING AS THE CURATOR OF A SMALL AQUARIUM. HE RETURNED TO FLORIDA ONLY TO REALIZE HIS LIFE DREAM ONE MORNING ON A BEACH WHILE WORKING WITH SEA TURTLES.
IT DID NOT INVOLVE SEA TURTLES.
SHORTLY AFTER, HE QUIT HIS JOB, AND STARTED MAKING FUN OF THINGS ON STAGE.
TONY COMBINES HIS UNIQUE LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH HIS CREATIVE IMAGINATION, AND PLAYFUL NATURE THAT NOT ONLY ENDEARS HIM TO THE AUDIENCE BUT DELIVERS HUGE LAUGHS AS WELL. HE DELIVERS HIS JOKES AND COMICAL STORIES IN HIS OWN CRAZY WAY, WITH SUBJECT MATTER RANGING FROM HIS ECCENTRIC GRANDMOTHER TO HIS FEAR OF BEES. QUIRKY AND EXTREMELY LIKEABLE, HIS CHILDLIKE CHARM WILL QUICKLY GET YOU ON HIS SIDE, AND HIS MATERIAL WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO STAY THERE PERMANENTLY. HE ALSO HAS AN EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF CHARACTERS IN HIS STABLE OF POTENT COMEDIC WEAPONS, WHICH VARY FROM MERLIN THE ANGRY RANT WIZARD COMIC, TO ELECTROFACE THE HEAVYWIEGHT CHAMPION OF EVERYTHING. HE IS PROUD TO BE CO-CREATOR AND THE PRODUCER OF CHICAGO UNDERGROUND COMEDY. IN ADDITION TO CHUC, HE ALSO CREATED TWO OTHER HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL COMEDY SHOWS, "THE POP STAND", AND "MONEY MACHINE!". HIS STAND-UP PERFORMANCES HAVE INCLUDED VENUES AROUND THE MIDWEST AND THE COUNTRY. HE WAS ALSO A FEATURED PERFORMER IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED LIVE CHICAGO GAMESHOW, â€œDONâ€™T SPIT THE WATER!â€ . TONY HAS STUDIED AND PERFORMS IMPROVISATION, SKETCH COMEDY, AND COMEDY WRITING AT THE IO CHICAGO THEATER AND THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTER.
HE HAS HAD ALL SORTS OF NICE THINGS WRITTEN ABOUT HIM. SEE THE PRESS PAGE. HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE 2004,2007 CHICAGO SKETCHFESTS, THE 2006 NYC FRINGE FESTIVAL, THE 2005, 2006 CHICAGO SNUBFESTIVALS, AND THE 2007 NEW YORK UNDERGROUND COMEDY FESTIVAL.
HE'S ALSO PROBABLY SMARTER THAN YOU, BUT HE WOULD NEVER BRING IT UPâ€¦DIRECTLY.
tony sam was a chicago comic that recently made the move to los angeles. he sought us out through his friends from blerds.com and to be honest i was leery. how many funny people can really come from the same group of friends? well it turns out that there's at least one more in tony sam. on top of being funny his humor is also kind of weird and adventurous. he actually typifies the type of fresh voice that we're looking to discover on this site.
My goldfish, Tornado is the star of a new soon to be released major motion picture
That's right you envious Eddie's, Tony Sam's goldfish was discovered whilst working the graveyard shift at a Fatburger in Encino. A bigtime Hollywood producer, came in all jacked up on all sorts of drugs and booze and instantly fell for the gold scaled beauty.
The name of the movie is called, "The Impossible Premise", and it is about the astounding impossibility of a goldfish being spotted at a late night fast food chain in the Valley, and being turned into a action movie star.