Thought by some, but not all, members of his immediate family to be one of the best stand up comedians working today, Seattle native Adam Cozens established himself for a half-decade in the rough & tumble New York comedy community. Much like the city that he came up in, Adam’s comedy is an eclectic melting-pot consisting of everything from hilarious one-liners to personal heartfelt stories to bizarre and sometimes sarcastic views on his upbringing and the world today.
Adam has been seen on HBO, TBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and has been a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," Funny or Die, MTV and more.
Adam tours nationally and is based out of Los Angeles.
Price Range: $250-$3,500
Gig Length: 15 - 75 minutes
What to Expect
A fun time. Not to heavy-handed, but not pandering either. Intelligent, well-crafted jokes.
Thought by some (but not all) members of his immediate family to be one of the best stand up comedians working today, Adam Cozens is a thoughtful and engaging comedy talent who has been heralded by his peers as one of the best joke writers on the scene today.
A Seattle native, Adam Cozens is a recent Los Angeles transplant after previously establishing himself for a half-decade in the rough & tumble New York comedy community. Much like the city that he came up in, Adam’s comedy is an eclectic melting-pot consisting of everything from hilarious one-liners to personal heartfelt stories to bizarre and sometimes sarcastic views on his upbringing and the world today.
A hilarious performer, Adam has been seen on TruTV's "You Can Do Better," IFC’s “The Birthday Boys,” HBO’s “Got No Game,” and TBS’s “Lopez Tonight.” His stand up has been featured on Nickelodeon’s “NickMom,” Hulu’s “West Coast Funnies” “Tell Your Friends: The Concert Film,” “The CoExist Comedy Tour” documentary, “ComedyTime,” as well as heard worldwide on Sirius|XM Radio. In 2018, his first one hour stand up comedy special "Anyway...Here's Adam Cozens" was released on Dry Bar Comedy.
Off-stage, Adam is an award-winning writer, who holds claim to being a two-time nationally published author and in 2006 won the CBI Award for Best Entertainment Radio Program for which he served as both host & head writer. Adam also serves as a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," worked as a writer on MTV’s “Ridiculousness” and his jokes have been featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, @Midnight and such popular websites as TheChive, SomeECards, Buzzfeed, Reddit, eBaums World and more.
Adam has been hand-selected by venues to open for comedy great like Paul Reiser, Kevin Pollack and Nick DiPaolo. He has also been honored to serve as the requested opening act for Andy Kindler (Late Show with David Letterman) Greg Behrendt (author “He’s Just Not That Into You”), The Sklar Brothers (ESPN, HBO’s Entourage, Conan) Judah Friedlander (NBC’s 30 Rock), Jeff Caldwell (four “Late Show with David Letterman” appearances), Christian Finnegan (Chappelle’s Show, TBS’s Are We There Yet?), Ian Bagg (The Tonight Show), Michael Palascak (Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman), Joe Bolster (The Tonight Show) and more.
When not traveling, Adam is a regular performer at such respected clubs as the Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, The Comedy Strip Live!, The Ice House, Stand Up NY and more. He has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Seattle International Comedy Competition, Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival, Jersey Shore Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Contest and more.
Words of Reference
“When I watch Adam, I often give the highest compliment a comic can give: ‘Damn, I wish I’d written that.’”
- Jeff Caldwell, CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman (6-times),
CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (3- times),
Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham
“Every time I've seen Adam perform, I'm impressed with his high level of originality and writing ability. It's obvious that he takes great care in crafting his jokes because they are always funny and presented in the best way possible. I think Adam is a terrific comic who's definitely going to be around as long as he wants to be.”
- Andy Pitz, CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman,
CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
“Very funny. Great stuff.”
- Jim Gaffigan, Comedy Central Presents: Jim Gaffigan, Hour specials
“Mr. Universe,” “Beyond the Pale” & “King Baby“, CBS’ Late Show
with David Letterman, TBS’s “My Boys”
“Adam is Awesome. Very funny stuff.”
- Greg Behrendt, Best-Selling author “He’s Just Not That Into You,” CBS’s Late
Show with David Letterman, NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
Comedy Central’s John Oliver New York Stand Up Show
Influences & Inspiration
Microphone, P.A. System, Stage (preferred)
Los Angeles, CA
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