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Adam Oliensis

Adam Oliensis

10 reviews
Top Performer

About Adam Oliensis

Named #1 Comedian for Hire in New York for 2015, 2016 & 2017 by
Winner: Paramount Theatre Stand-Up Star Search

In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he is learning from his wife and children, along with the adjustments being forced upon him by genuine adulthood. He mines both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience).

LoHud Comedy, which Adam founded, presents comedy shows at Comedy Clubs in NYC and surrounding areas. Also at theaters, social groups, private parties, synagogues, roasts, etc. We have a broad roster of comics; we pick the comics to suit your tastes & your audience.



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By Alison L. on April 12, 2015

Adam performed at my husband's 40 th Birthday last night. From the first time we emailed, he was so professional. He was so funny. Our friends and family had a blast. If u have the opportunity to hire him, do so. U won't be disappointed. He was great.

Hired as: Actor

Response from Adam Oliensis:

Thanks for the kind review... I'm glad everyone had fun. The event was a blast. Loads of laughs! What a great group of people! (The reviewer wrote that "service provided" was "actor." It was actually a stand-up comedy show.)

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Adaptable, Professional, & Extremely Funny

By Jessica S. on January 13, 2015

Adam graciously accepted my request to perform at my fiance's 40th birthday party in Manhattan. From initial contact, Adam was very communicative and flexible. He didn't respond with a template, like most other performers did. The venue did not have a formal stage, as it was a winery, however Adam made the entire room feel like a comedy club. I was a little nervous initially as the age gap of attendees was so vast (from 26 to 74 years old), but Adam quickly had everyone laughing and clapping. Adam involved the audience for on the spot comedy and was very current, likable, and easy to relate to.

If you are considering booking Adam for your event, don't second guess yourself. you won't be disappointed!

Hired as: Comedian
Verified Review

Happy Birthday

By Lisa D. on February 24, 2016


Hired as: Comedian

Thanks you for an amazing show!

By Bill on July 28, 2014

July 20, 2014
Thank you for an absolutely amazing show. As board president, I have been trying to bring our lake community together in ways that are both successful and memorable. You accomplished that for us, and you did all the work to make it happen. Everyone had a great time.

Can we do this again...SOON?

Acting President, L.P.P.O.A.
Parsippany, NJ

Hired as: Comedian
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4-stars: A great guy all around

By Diane O. on May 29, 2014

I highly recommend Adam Oliensis. Adam performed a stand-up routine at my 40th birthday/ Fundraiser for the Children's Tumor Foundation with a crowd of about 60 people. First, and most importantly, he was FUNNY. His comedy was fresh, and relevant. We were a mixed crowd in age, ethnicity, religion and personality. He had something for everyone. Even my cranky "you can't make me laugh" cousin had to crack a smile. He converted a couple tipsy hecklers into part of the show, making it even funnier.

Professionally, it was a pleasure working with Adam. He is personable, responsive to both email and phone calls, organized and was well-prepared for both the venue and mixed crowd. I hope I have opportunity to work with Adam again. He will certainly be my first call for any live entertainment needs I have again.

Hired as: Stand-Up Comedian

Consummate Professional!

By Tania L. on April 23, 2014

Adam brings a rare and much needed dose of professionalism to the world of comedy.
As a comedic performer, Adam always delivers material full with clever wit, sinful wisdom, and a considerable portion of irreverence.

Tania L.

Hired as: Stand-Up Comedian, Comedian

Very very funny!

By Scott S. M. on April 4, 2014

I have had the privilege of seeing him Act, Co-Host LIVE Radio & Perform his Stand Up Comedy he is truly versatile and In all instances he was to say the least FANTASTIC!! Adam is best known by the public as a Talented Actor/Comedian, by his peers as The Creator & Talent behind LoHud Comedy and by Local Venues as a Successful Night of Entertainment!! The very definition of a Professional Funny Man!!!

Scott S.

Hired as: Comedy Show, Comedian

Natural Comedian

By Andrew B. on April 4, 2014

Adam is a consummate professional! He made our event a success. We knew we wanted a comedy show but had no clue how to set it up. Adam took care of everything and we could not have been more pleased with the results.. We will definitely be doing this more often from now on.

Andrew B.

Hired as: Comedy Show, Comedian

hilarious at our party!

By Louise on April 3, 2014

Adam was a big hit! I was very pleased and my guests are still talking about how funny and entertaining he was, I definitely recommend!!

Louise R

Hired as: Stand-Up Comedian

Fantastic Fundraiser

By Tom on April 3, 2014

Mr. Oliensis, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic job you did producing our Comedy Night fundraiser. The comics you chose were all so amazing, including yourself, and we have been getting nothing but rave reviews from the parents that attended. In fact, we had a few people who also went to the other league’s Comedy show and they said yours was so much better. One mom told us, ‘this was the best comedy show she ever saw!” We look forward to having you back for many years to come.
Tom Gardner
Board Member
Entertainment Committee Palisades-Sparkill Baseball

Hired as: Comedy Show

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 100 minutes
  • Fee: $300-$3000
  • Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability
  • Unions: SAG, AEA


Stand-up Comedy isn't only about telling jokes. It's about taking an audience's pulse and temperature, and about establishing a relationship with them. It's about finding out what's funny today to THIS audience, and about sharing what we have in common...and what makes us laugh each other and at ourselves. Even when you're verbally fighting off a heckler, you have to love that heckler...first for being there, and then for caring enough to get involved. We're all here to have fun!

An audience can expect to laugh at my foibles and their own.

A client can expect clear communication, fair prices, and a level of professionalism that comes with 30 years of show-business experience. Oh, yeah, and a lot of laughs!

Additional Booking Notes

I will work with you on the technical requirements and equipment for the job. I was the Producing Director of a Theatre Company in NYC for 12 years, putting together scores or theatre productions. So, assembling the elements for a Stand-Up show is no problem.


Adam Oliensis

#1 Ranked Comedian for hire in New York for 2015 & 2016 by
Winner: Paramount Theatre Standup & Acting Star Search
Runner-Up: Ha-Ha Holiday Comedy Show & Contest
Finalist: Slaughter Stand-Up Summer Showdown
Tony & Drama Desk Award Nominee (Best Revival)
Clio Award Nominee (Best Performance) (The Oscars of TV Commercials)

ADAM has been working in comedy for longer than he cares to admit. Not just as a stand-up Comedian but also in acting, writing, directing, and producing for TV, theatre, film, and commercials.

In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments that genuine adulthood are forcing upon him. Having lived in East Africa, India, and New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience.

Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller .

Adam performs at comedy clubs all over NYC and the surrounding area , including Gotham Comedy Club, Levity Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, CB's Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and Treehouse Comedy. Also at corporate events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Houston), which he also co-produced and in which he starred along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas, among others.

Adam’s plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in New York, as well as in Los Angeles and regionally, and his work has been published by Dramatists Play Service. He has also penned several TV pilots, which have been produced for Cable TV.

As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on episodic TV, and in hundreds of TV and radio commercials. He was nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance.

Past Booked Events

Dec 15, 2016 Holiday Party (Christmas)
May 14, 2016 Dinner Party
Feb 21, 2016 Birthday (Adult)
Jan 08, 2016 Corporate Event
Dec 19, 2015 Birthday (Adult)
Apr 11, 2015 Birthday Party
Jan 10, 2015 Birthday Party
Dec 04, 2014 Holiday Party
May 24, 2014 Fundraiser

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Adam Oliensis


Set List

A lot of my material focuses on marriage, kids, having a family, and trying to keep the "kid inside" alive, while fulfilling all the overwhelming obligations of adulthood.

Influences & Inspiration

Louis CK, Greg Giraldo, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan

Setup Requirements

Sound System (We can provide.)


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