Sam Tripoli

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Sam Tripoli
Occupation comedian, host, podcaster
Genre Comedy, television, podcasts
Notable works The Naughty Show
Wild World of Spike

Sam Tripoli is an American comedian, writer, producer and host currently living in Los Angeles.

He grew up in Cortland, New York, and moved to Las Vegas after high school to attend UNLV. He graduated in 1997 with a degree in Psychology.[1]

Tripoli is known for his wild, uncensored material, aversion to political correctness, sexual content, libertarian views, and desire to be a crimefighter.[2] His goal is to bring the rock and roll and party element back to comedy, and his message is "believe in yourself".[3]

Career[edit]

Tripoli has said that performing and the desire to make people laugh has been in his blood since age two, and he began doing stand-up comedy in Las Vegas one night on a dare. He was soon performing in casinos with Mutiny, an improv troupe he co-founded, as well as hosting his own weekly shows on the strip.[4]

In 2000, Tripoli moved to Los Angeles. His first break came while working the door at The Comedy Store. Owner Mitzi Shore decided to put together a Middle Eastern themed show called "Arabian Knights",[5] and Tripoli's Armenian descent got him on the bill. He was one of only two comedians at The Comedy Store to do their first set as a paid regular in The Main Room – the other was Roseanne Barr.[6]

In 2006, friend and fellow comedian Steve Byrne brought him along to an audition for Spike TV, which resulted in Tripoli getting cast as a co-host on the network's Wild World of Spike.[7]

Tripoli was chosen as a finalist in 2008's “Who Wants to be Howard Stern" contest, and his demo was played on-air.[8]

Tripoli currently performs throughout Los Angeles. "Crimefighter" was the title of his debut comedy album and a frequent theme in his act. He has toured as part of The Monsters of Comedy,[9] Rock Stars of Comedy[10] and a USO Tour of Afghanistan organized by Vince Vaughn.[11]

Tripoli created The Naughty Show, which is both a live comedy variety show[12] and a weekly podcast on the DEATHSQUAD network.[13] Both shows incorporate comedians, adult film stars, characters and videos. He is also a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and Ice House Chronicles.

In February 2012, Tripoli and fellow comedians Ari Shaffir and Jayson Thibault launched Punch-Drunk, a sports radio show, on the Toadhop Network.[14]

Selected appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comedian Sam Tripoli Headlines The Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas | AmericasComedy.Com – Comedy News, Comedian Interviews!". September 15, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Video – Sam Tripoli on Political Correctness in Comedy". Aol.com. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: Sam Tripoli". SanDiego.com. March 22, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sam Tripoli: Dangerous Comedy". Laughspin.com. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lorraine Ali (April 21, 2002). "Laughter's New Profile". The Daily Beast. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sandiego.com interview: Sam Tripoli". Thenaughtycomedyshow.com. January 16, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2293462/
  8. ^ "Howard Stern plays Sam Tripoli's Radio Demo on Show". YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Monsters of Comedy (Documentary) – TRAILER". YouTube. April 10, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rockstars-Of Comedy- movie trailer!". YouTube. August 14, 2006. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ Libby Molyneaux (July 9, 2009). "SAM TRIPOLI'S NAUGHTY SHOW: HOW LOW CAN YOU BROW? – Page 1 – Calendar – Los Angeles". LA Weekly. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ NAUGHTY SHOW No. 57. "The Naughty Show | Home to all that it naughty comedy, vixens, podcasts, video and more". Thenaughtycomedyshow.com. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Naughty Show Podcast | Deathsquad". Deathsquad.tv. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ http://toadhopnetwork.com/f/Punch

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