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Adam Wade

Instructor, Performer


“Adam Wade is one of the best storytellers on the planet.” - The Daily

Adam is a well respected and seasoned teacher of his craft. Besides proudly teaching storytelling here at the Magnet since 2010, he has conducted workshops at the United Nations, UNICEF, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), as well as Fleishman Hillard, Edelman and ADP. He has also taught special advance storytelling classes for students at CUNY Grad School of Journalism and Pace University.

For the last eleven 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 and has been featured on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. His stories have also been heard on NPR's Snap Judgment, NPR's All Things Considered and locally on WNYC.

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, Mortified, and RISK.

He's been profiled in the New York Times and Time Out New York and has appeared on Comedy Central's Inside with Amy Schumer, ESPN, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has also written for New York Times, New York Press, Glamour Magazine, ESPN The Magazine and Hoboken Reporter.

'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.

Hear Adam talking about storytelling on the Magnet Podcast!

In Autumn 2015, Adam’s debut live storytelling/comedy album "The Human Comedy" was released by Comedy Dynamics/New Wave Entertainment.

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