Sam Clark is a comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker from Denver, Colorado. He has a stand-up comedy special on Amazon Prime’s LAUGH AFTER DARK, he wrote for Netflix’s MAGIC FOR HUMANS and the CBS Diversity Showcase, he’s starred in and produced videos with 30 million YouTube views, and he and his writing partner sold and developed the time-travel workplace comedy TIMECOPS to the SyFy Channel. (Unfortunately, NBCUniversal shut down SyFy's animation wing, though it should be noted that this was almost certainly not Sam’s fault. Sam and his writing partner have regained the rights to TIMECOPS and are excited to find a new home for it!)
Sam recently wrote, directed, edited and starred in FAIRVIEW, a semi-scripted mockumentary pilot about a small town City Council election in a purple district, very loosely inspired by his experience running for President of Harvard’s Student Council as a joke, accidentally winning by a lot, and then resigning. Much like Sam’s earliest viral videos (fake tours of Yale with real tourists, etc.), FAIRVIEW was filmed with real focus groups of real voters, who helped platformless candidate Sam write a slogan that could please everyone--think a political NATHAN FOR YOU meets a small-town VEEP. He edited the pilot into a short film, which has been a hit on the film festival circuit, getting into 28 Festivals and winning 18 Awards, including 6 for Best Comedy and 4 for Best Actor (Sam playing a worse version of himself). FAIRVIEW was reviewed by Film Daily as "the political satire we need." Sam is developing FAIRVIEW into a full series to pitch as the festival season continues to play out. Learn more at www.SamClarkForCityCouncil.com!
Sam’s viral videos have been featured in TIME, USA Today, Forbes, HuffPo, Gawker, Business Insider, Funny Or Die, College Humor, Buzzfeed, and more. As a comic, he’s been featured on the Laugh Factory's "Fresh Faces," the San Francisco Comedy Competition, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, the Burbank Comedy Festival, the Devil Cup, the New South Comedy Festival, the LA Comedy Festival and more. Before the pandemic, Sam produced videos for the Laugh Factory’s “Rubee Tuesdays” and created the hit show HOT SETS in Santa Monica (6 comedians perform; 1 has to eat a habanero pepper first). Since the pandemic started, Sam has produced and hosted the CNN and Forbes-featured Zoom Bachelor comedy dating shows on Twitch, which raised over $140,000 for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and Feeding America. He also emceed the day-long Rolling Stone-featured "Virtual 420 Party" and several other drinking comedy shows where he made his comedy friends drink a lot and perform dumb tasks to raise money for charities like the SPLC and the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition. Now that live performances are back, stay tuned for the live return of HOT SETS LA and the premiere of HOT SETS NYC!
Outside of comedy, Sam is somehow the Lead Video Producer for the New Zealand-based education company Crimson Education, and built Crimson's YouTube channel from the ground up to over 180,000 subscribers through docu-style Day in the Life videos, comedic roving reporter videos, and informational videos about admissions, targeted at high schoolers applying to college who wouldn’t otherwise be able to visit campuses. He was recently profiled as a "Filmmaker Making a Social Impact" for his video work with Crimson by Authority Magazine and Thrive Global. Sam also occasionally does drag and teaches children Taekwondo (not at the same time (yet)).
Sam is repped in entertainment legal matters by Grace Kallis and Josh Krauss at Ginsburg Daniels Kallis LLP. He just moved to New York, and would love to do your show if you have one.
|07/10/21||8:00PM||St. Marks Comedy Club||New York City|
|07/14/21||8:00PM||Comic Strip Live||New York City|
|07/17/21||8:00PM||St. Marks Comedy Club||New York City|
|07/24/21||8:00PM||St. Marks Comedy Club||New York City|
|07/28/21||8:00PM||Comic Strip Live||New York City|
|07/31/21||9:00PM||Laugh After Dark @ Notoriety||Las Vegas|
Want to book Sam on a show? Or hire him to write something? Or send him fan/hate messages?
Email at theonlysamclark [at] gmail.com