Sam Tripoli

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Sam Tripoli
Occupation Comedian, writer, producer, 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 from Los Angeles.

He grew up in Cortland, New York, and moved to Las Vegas after high school to attend UNLV. It was at UNLV that Tripoli earned the moniker "Big Juice". He was dubbed this after "welching" on a series of bets with his fraternity brothers. They christened him with the title, as a play on the Welches brand of juices. He graduated in 1997 with a degree in Psychology.[1]


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 on a dare. He was soon performing in Las Vegas casinos with Mutiny, an improv troupe he co-founded, as well as hosting weekly shows on the strip.[2]

In 2000, Tripoli moved to Los Angeles. His break came while working the door at The Comedy Store. Owner Mitzi Shore put together a Middle Eastern themed show called "Arabian Knights",[3] and Tripoli's Armenian heritage got him on the bill. He was one of two comedians at The Comedy Store to do their first set as a paid regular in The Main Room – the other was Roseanne Barr.[4]

In 2006, friend and 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.[5]

Tripoli was chosen as a finalist in 2008's “Who Wants to be Howard Stern" contest, and his demo was played on-air.[6]

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,[7] Rock Stars of Comedy[8] and a USO Tour of Afghanistan organized by Vince Vaughn.[9]

Tripoli created The Naughty Show, which is a live comedy variety show[10] and a weekly podcast on the DEATHSQUAD network.[11] 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 2012, Tripoli and comedians Ari Shaffir and Jayson Thibault launched Punch-Drunk, a sports radio show, on the Toadhop Network.[12] In 2017, Tripoli released a double comedy album, "The Diabolical".

Selected appearances[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. ^ "Sam Tripoli: Dangerous Comedy". Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lorraine Ali (April 21, 2002). "Laughter's New Profile". The Daily Beast. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ " interview: Sam Tripoli". January 16, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
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  6. ^ "Howard Stern plays Sam Tripoli's Radio Demo on Show". YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Monsters of Comedy (Documentary) – TRAILER". YouTube. April 10, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rockstars-Of Comedy- movie trailer!". YouTube. August 14, 2006. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ NAUGHTY SHOW No. 57. "The Naughty Show | Home to all that it naughty comedy, vixens, podcasts, video and more". Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Naughty Show Podcast | Deathsquad". Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
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