Adam Hunter
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Adam Hunter

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
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"Review of My CD--Being Adam Hunter"

What is it like, to be Adam Hunter? Only one man on Earth can be absolutely certain, but if the young comedian’s most recent album, Being Adam Hunter, is any indication, it’s an experience something akin to heading up a frat house with extra Ritalin prescriptions to spare.
Not that this is a bad thing, necessarily. The album’s 14 tracks are a killer dosage of cocky laced with cheeky, and it’s Hunter’s manic, kinetic style that gives Being Adam Hunter a sporadic sense of charm that an album like this would otherwise be lacking.
With lightning quick subject changes, Hunter calls to mind a sloppier, boorish version of Steven Wright. Barely any topic is left untackled as Hunter plows through 42 minutes of sex, violence, religion, politics, drugs, music, and, well, he wouldn’t be much fun if he didn’t swing right back around to sex again.
But rather than offending, the album is guilty of being charming when, by all rights, it should be off-putting. Tracks like “GILF” and “Sooo Broke” are downright hilarious, sparking more than just a scant few laugh-out-loud moments. (“I work for this nonprofit company,” Hunter professes in “Sooo Broke.” “It’s called my career.”)
The best thing about Being Adam Hunter, really, is the comedian’s uncanny ability to punctuate bouts of gross-out humor with surprisingly astute observations. It’s all well-worn territory here, but being young and contemporary only works in Hunter’s favor. If anything is proved, it’s that sex jokes don’t need to remain stale and stagnant – these days, they can be spiced up with Facebook and Twitter references.
Perhaps Hunter himself sums it up best in a track called “Myspace, Facebook,Twatter”: “I used to smoke pot and take Ritalin. Made me focus really hard on nothing.” Being Adam Hunter may not be the most dignified position in the world, but it sure is a helluva lot of fun.

- Punchline Magazine

"Adam Hunter's Comedy Is Good For The Soul"

Watching the TV show Last Comic Standing a few weeks ago was such a disappointment because my favorite comic Adam Hunter did not receive enough votes to make it through to the finals. What is wrong with America? He was the funniest person on the show and I couldn't help thinking back to when I saw him perform last month at Fitzgerald's in Las Vegas.

Adam Hunter was the featured comic at the Fitzgerald Hotel. The crowd went wild with his insane stories. He has a unique humor in telling stories about his dysfunctional childhood and spoke about when his mother was pregnant with him. She was on drugs which must have affected him a lot because he was born in 2 months and weighed 7 grams. Adam's psychiatrist advised him, "Live each day like it is your last, I tried that and now I have really bad credit". Adam then went on to say he met a homeless guy in LA, and when he asked how he was doing the man said he was doing great and was waiting for a call back for "Cops". Adam asked "Did you ever get so drunk that you felt like you were floating and it turns out that you have 2 bouncers holding you up in the air and carrying you out the door. The best is when they won't let you get into a club without girls and he said "If I had girls do you think I would be trying to get in here."

Adam's boyish good looks and his timing skills are perfect and his hilarious views of the world are something that everyone can relate to. He is a bundle of energy and it is easy to see that he puts his heart and soul into his performance which grabs the audience's attention. Adam's act also includes audience interaction. Sitting in the front row, I was one of the people he chose to interact with as he admired my bling bling cell phone.

Adam Hunter with Nikki Artale

The funniest part of his show is this give and take with the audience because their responses are so funny and unpredictable. Adam brought the room to life for the entire show, creating non stop laughter. I love comics who are not trying to be funny but are just being themselves, because being natural is the best comedy.

I found Adam Hunter to be charming, good looking and an all American young man who I would be a great friend to hang around with. He is able to keep you laughing for hours and begging for more.

Adam has appeared on The Late Late Show, E Channel, White Boyz N Da Hood, Comics Unleashed and VH1 and has traveled and appeared on hundreds of stages. He said his day isn't complete until he gets up on a stage to do his stand up comedy act. Well, my day was not complete until he got up on the stage and delivered a fantastic performance.

You know that expression about comedy being good for the soul? It's true; and this comedian made my soul very happy.
- Nikki Artale--Las Vegas Journal

"Comedian Humors Outpost"

Students came to hear the humor of comedian Adam Hunter on April 17, in the Outpost. The crowd was small yet personal.

Hunter, who is from Los Angeles, really interacted with the audience during his show. Many people were walking in and out of the Outpost and Hunter made it a point to joke with each person coming in and out.

"He was really good at making people comfortable even though he was poking fun at them," Maggie Horam, freshman, Sheron, Mass. Since the room was filled with a crowd of about 35 people, Hunter made members of the audience feel like a part of the show.

"I thought he was funny and he had good interaction with the audience," said Raydhiri Hidalgo, sophomore, Bronx, N.Y. "It would've been better if there was a bigger crowd because he kept going back to the same jokes when they were directed at certain people."

Hunter used a lot of comedy that college students could relate to such as jokes about Myspace, relationships, celebrities, and family.

"I thought he was good. I was laughing the whole time and I even got tired because I was laughing so hard," said Andrew Sabia, senior, East Northport, N.Y.

Even when there were times that a joke only got a few laughs, Hunter was able to change the subject to something that the students found to be more humorous.

"I couldn't think of a better way then relax at the end of a rough day with the comedy he produced tonight," said Pete Donahue, junior, Melville, N.Y.

Hunter wrapped up the night by asking the audience if they had any questions for him. He also summed up the events of the night joking that even though the audience only had nine people, 77 people had walked in and out but the crowd was able to still have some good laughs.
- Cristin Colucci

"Review of Adam Hunter at Donnie B's Funnybone"

What a great Saturday night. I went to Donnie B's Funnybone and checked out comedian Adam Hunters show. Adam was on the show Friday and was literally one of the funniest guests we have ever had. While hanging with him before the show he was still talking about Herpapatamous SaraJane who was unlike any one he has ever met during a radio interview. Adam told Mychelle and I before the show that we are the best morning show he has ever guested on so let me return the compliment by saying that he was FANTASTIC last night. Seemless transitions between the scripted and impromptu material plus his stage presence make this guy one of the biggest Stars in stand up today. He also has a face and personality that lets you know he will one day be bigger than just stand up comedy. Adam is also a thirty year old guy that of course can relate to the young but he has the ability to relate to 50+ year olds too with the same panache as a smart ass trouble making kid that you know has a potty mouth but you love him anyway. Its that same charm that a kid who easily calls his parents after being arrested and they bail him out with out any lectures.

Adam Hunter works a room brilliantly with pacing that usually saved for people who have been working the stage for much longer than he has and with people that usually go on to greater fame. Which is what he will do. My prediction is that this is somebody we will hear from for years and years on TV, Movies or HBO Specials.

Next time Adam Hunter is in town you should run out and get tickets because I dont know how long he will be visiting places like Springfield. 5 out of 5 Rating. - Chubby Ray Review

"Adam Hunter gets real: behind the scenes of Last Comic Standing By Allison Duck"

For the last few weeks, comedians have been invading our fair city. Last weekend was the fourth annual Comedy Festival, and before that the Last Comic Standing Tour visited the House of Blues, where this year’s top five finalists performed live with Louis Ramey as emcee.
The line up for the Last Comic tour included Jim Tavarre, a British comedian who totes his upright bass to gigs and always wears a tux, the weakest link of the show, neon shirt-wearing Jeff Dye, the singularly-named Marcus and headliner Iliza Shlesinger. The winner of this past season, Shlesinger seemed to recycle a lot of material from her performances on the reality show, and though I was really looking forward to hearing her, the highlight of my night turned out to be off stage entirely: being introduced to Adam Hunter.
Another Last Comic Standing alum who didn’t make the cut for the tour because he finished just outside of the top five, Hunter invited me to check out his local show at LA Comedy Club at Planet Hollywood. One of the Vegas’ best comedy venues, the club is perched on the second floor of Trader Vic’s inside the Miracle Mile Shops with a gorgeous view of the Strip and the Bellagio fountains.
Hunter’s act was fresh and entertaining, with very little old material from his Last Comic days. He managed to incorporate the audience in a way that wasn’t overly critical, even complementing an audience member who made a hilarious joke in response to one of Hunter’s questions.
Following his performance, I asked Hunter what it was really like to be in the comedy competition. He pointed out that like any other reality show, directors and editors gave Last Comic an overall vision and more or less created the characters they wanted people to see.
“The hard part about being on a reality show is they can take everything out of context,” he said. “They cast who they want to cast. If they want that guy to be the good guy and that girl to be the good girl and that person to be the one from the broken home, then that’s what they’re going to do. The difference between being on a television show and being on a reality show is that if you play a bad guy on a television show, people think you’re a really good actor, and when you’re portrayed as the bad guy on a reality show, people think you’re really an asshole.”
Through the editor’s magic scissors, Hunter was painted as “the cocky jackass” in the house. Left out were humanizing stories about Hunter volunteering at the Ronald McDonald house for years or how his father was in recovery for substance abuse addiction. Instead, they showed clips that portrayed him as the macho guy, always working out and seemingly arrogant.
Hunter explained, “The producers have it in their heads that we’ve had X, Y and Z win, so why don’t we have this person win this time. It was a little disappointing to me, because it was a TV show first and a comedy competition second.”
The concept of a comedy reality show is troublesome, Hunter noted, because “comics basically try to point out things that are wrong with us and society and make fun of that. So it’s hard to say to viewers, ‘Hey, like me so I can win $250,000.’ It’s kind of juxtaposed to what stand up comedy is really like.”
Hunter points out that “some of the best stand-up comedians like Robin Williams were manic-depressive. Comedy comes from pain, which doesn’t necessarily coincide with a family show.”
Despite the behind-the-scenes politics, Hunter says he appreciated the chance to be on the show, and his appearance has spawned a new gig on Called Kamikaze Comedy, the show is essentially sneak attack comedy when people aren’t expecting it. Hunter described one stunt in which “they tape some girls who are expecting a stripper for their bachelorette party and instead they get a midget comic telling jokes.”
The format is rooted in Hunter’s early career when he used to do comedy in supermarkets and laundry mats. “It’s kind of like Jackass meets comedy,” Hunter says. Now, that’s reality comedy. - Las Vegas Weekly

"Comedians bring down the house"

The Bell Memorial Auditorium was full of laughter on Thursday night with Adam Hunter, John Caparulo, and Tom Cotter bringing their funniest jokes to the stage.

Hunter opened the show with many amusing jokes that appealed to the college student mentality. He talked a lot about his family at first, even calling his father a pothead.

"My dad used to say to me, 'Don't smoke pot and drive'," he said. "It ruins your high." - The Orion Online, Chico State


ALICE COOPER, following his sold-out Beacon show, hightailing it over to Joe Franklin's Eight Avenue Comic Works to catch ADAM HUNTER, a hot new stand-up who will make his VH1 debut in a special, "Robbing the Cradle," on Nov. 10... - Page Six - Richard Johnson, 10/30/03

"The 'Jokeman' cometh to Gotham hotspots"

Lots of Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling sightings around town.

Howard Stern's ex-sidekick was at Joe Franklins's Memory Lane Restaurant in Times Square last Friday night as part of "Comedy Works," which mixed veteran comics like Martling, Pat Cooper, and Marilyn Sokol, with up-and-comers (David Rubin, ADAM HUNTER) on the stand-up circuit performing for the restaurant audience.
- Starr Report - Michael Starr


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Bio of Adam Hunter
Adam Hunter is one of the hottest young comedians around today. He is full of exciting energy that makes the crowd go wild. He headlines all over the country, putting his heart and soul into every performance with an act that is brash, deep and hilarious. Adam is one of the hardest working comics around, performing every night of the week, usually 2 or 3 shows a night. Adam delivers a powerful message that keeps audiences on the edges of their seats.
Adam was a finalist on “Last Comic Standing.” He recently did a set in the movie “Comedy 360.” He is currently the host of the TV show “Man Up Stand Up” on MavTV. He can be seen on Showtime’s “Whiteboyz in Da Hood,” “Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel” “The Late Show” on CBS, "Comic's Unleashed," “Entertainers,” “Latino Laugh Festival,” and “Loco Comedy Jam” and was on VH1’s “Baggin,” “Robbing the Cradle,” and “Britney vs. Christina.” He has appeared on “Chelsea Lately” on E!, “30 Biggest Celebrity Feuds” and “Party at the Palms.” He can be seen on “Weekend Extra” on TBS and 2 CMT specials. He had a guest starring role on “Yes, Dear”, and was the subject of the MTV show “True Life I am a Comic”. He is currently producing and starring in a show called “Kamikaze Comedy” and “Adam Hunter’s ADD”. He was also the head writer for the “MMA Awards” on the VS. Network as well as “Celebrity Bowling.” He wrote a screenplay “Pinned” that is currently in the Finals of the American Screenwriting Competition. He has done over 100 colleges and performed for the US Military in Japan, Guam, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Guantanamo Bay, Korea, Bahrain, and Africa. He has also performed on Carnival Cruise Lines in Jamaica, Mexico and the Bahamas.
On stage Adam talks about his issues concerning relationships, his dysfunctional family, and other life observations. He brings his most painful experiences such as his mother abandoning the family when he was 3, his family history with substance abuse, his issues with women, religion, pop culture and more to the stage in a hilarious matter in which everyone can identify with. Adam can bring down any house with his view of the world. Adam Hunter is a star in the making and you definitely want to catch his act.