Named #1 Comedian for Hire in New York in 2015, '16, '17 & '18 by Thumbtack.com
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.
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.
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.)
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!
We recently had Adam entertain us at a non-profit event in a rural area. He did a great job adapting to a crowd that was probably not his norm, having a very broad age range and a few somewhat conservative folks in the mix. The value of his pricing also seemed very fair for the time/quality of the show. We all had a great time!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!
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 leagues 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.
Entertainment Committee Palisades-Sparkill Baseball
What to Expect
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 together...at 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!
#1 Ranked Comedian for hire in New York in 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 by Thumbtack.com
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)
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.
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.
Past Booked Events
|January 25, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 06, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 15, 2016 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|May 14, 2016||Dinner Party|
|February 21, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 08, 2016||Corporate Event|
|December 19, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 11, 2015||Birthday Party|
|January 10, 2015||Birthday Party|
|December 04, 2014||Holiday Party|
|May 24, 2014||Fundraiser|
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
Sound System (We can provide.)