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Orny Adams

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Orny Adams Friday, November 30, 2012 10:15 PM Chicago Improv, Schaumburg, IL
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  • Ticket Price: $19.00
  • Show Type: Stand Up
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Orny Adams: American comic Orny Adams first rose to international
prominence after co-starring in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary
“Comedian.” He has made several appearances on The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno and has appeared on The Late Show with
David Letterman. In 2010, Orny followed up his critically
acclaimed debut comedy DVD/CD “Path Of Most Resistance,”
with a poignant one hour Special “Orny Adams Takes The
Third” which will air October 29th on Comedy Central. And
later this year, Orny can be seen on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” a one
hour drama created by Criminal Mind’s Jeff Davis.
Early in his career Orny was named in The Hollywood Reporter
as a favorite comedian to watch. He has written jokes for Jay
Leno, Garry Shandling, and many other top comedians. He has
twice written for the Annual Emmy Broadcast and has become
the “go to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. In July
2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy
Festival, which resulted in a development deal with Warner
Brothers Studio, and his appearance on Letterman. In 2010,
Orny was thrilled to return to the festival in Montreal working
alongside one of his favorite comedians Steve Martin on a
taped televised stand up show Martin hosted. Orny garnered
rave reviews for his performance and was called a “Stand-out
act” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Other notable projects include a talk show pilot developed for
Orny by CBS Television Distribution/Kingworld along side
Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. Orny shot another pilot for his
own late night talk show for TBS and taped his own series,
“Modern Chaos with Orny Adams” for The Discovery Channel.
He hosted his own show on Discovery’s Travel Channel, has
appeared on Jiminy Glick, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central,
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, and did a regular segment on Hollywood and politics on
Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. You may also recognize
him from other notable television appearances and many of his
national commercials, including Coca-Cola. Orny made his first
TV appearance in 1996 on Friday Night Videos.
When not performing stand-up, Orny spends his days writing,
penning scripts, and developing television shows. A few years
back, he struck a deal with Endimol for “The Pitch,” a reality
show he conceived.
But none of this matters until you see Orny live where he is at
his best, deconstructing the chaos of the modern world and
getting worked up about things that most people just accept.
His tour has reached clubs, theatres, even the Staples Center in
LA, colleges, corporate events, and festivals as far away as
Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Orny’s comedy style is
unique, yet universally appealing. Orny is quick on his feet to
deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated, and fast paced routine
that attacks topics from an angle that many people have never
Go see for yourself.
For more information, video clips and everything Orny go to:
What some people have said:
“I'm a big Orny Adams fan.”
-- Jerry Seinfeld
“I thought this CD was hilarious. Then Orny told me it was a
DVD. Well, to see his facial expressions made it even funnier.
Either way, he kicks ass.”-- Garry Shandling
“You judge a comedian by the laughs he gets and the laughs on
this CD are huge...shattering. Orny reminds me of Joe Frazier
working the ribcage."
-- Dennis Miller
“There’s a growing group of people who have known that Orny
is a great comic thinker and performer. We search out his stuff
on the internet, we go to his shows, we send emails around with
things he’s said. It’s like we discovered Bob Dylan early and
everyone else is just about to.”
-- Bestselling author Gavin de Becker