Adam Mamawala is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City. A former winner of the New Jersey Comedy Festival, Adam was selected as one of Funny or Die's "Top 30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch" and he recently appeared on MTV's Girl Code. Adam has headlined over 200 colleges across more than 35 states and was named Campus Activities Magazine's "Fastest Rising Star" in 2013. In the past year, Adam has taken part in the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, finishing 5th out of 72 comics. He co-produces Zebra Cake, a weekly Friday night show at Beauty Bar in NYC, has been featured as Time Out New York's "Joke of the Week", and is a Freelance Contributor to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update!
Adam prides himself on being able to cater to any crowd, and he offers a PG-R rated set depending upon the request of the buyer.
Check out some testimonials about Adam!
"Adam is absolutely fantastic! His comedy is perfect for any audience, but he really made an impact on the crowd when he performed at our university. Students could not stop raving about him and his great performance! Adam is a seasoned performer on stage - comfortable, confident and talented! Booking him was a great decision and we could not have asked for anything better!"
-Austin Arias, Director of Stage Acts, Harborside Activities Board,
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
"When Adam came to Radford University to do a 15 minute opening set for our comedian Joel McHale, I don't think he had any idea that his 15 minute set was going to be a full one hour set due to a few problems with Joel McHale's flight. He was able to keep the crowd's attention the whole time! I cannot thank him enough for saving the show. I love seeing his shirt when I am walking through campus. It just brings back memories of a wonderful show that was saved by Adam!"
-Karen Valluri, President, Student Programming & Campus Events (R-SPaCE), Radford University, VA
"Adam's show was by far my best event as the C.A.B. Coffeehouse Chair as well as one of C.A.B.'s most successful comedians in years. We had to start bringing chairs in from outside because of the turnout and people were still standing in the back. There was not one moment that I or the audience stopped laughing."
-Lisa O'Reilly - C.A.B. Coffeehouse Chair - East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
"Adam Mamawala was our first comedian of the semester, and he certainly got things off to a great start! At a small school like mine, it's hard to expect a huge turnout, but Adam had the venue packed with students. He not only had the crowd roaring with laughs, but people kept talking about it for weeks. (I still see his T-shirts around campus!) Really funny, personable, and quick on his feet, Adam is an ideal college performer!"
-Jillian Bevacqua- MAC Comedy Chair, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA (2010 show)
"I saw Adam Mamawala perform as a freshman, and he was one of the reasons I wanted to become Comedy Chair. A year later, he performed again, and being able to talk to such a down-to-earth, humble comedian was a great experience for me, and, for the campus community as a whole, Adam really was perfect for kicking off this semester. An overwhelming amount of students attended and responded really well to his style of comedy as well as his equally witty and personable off-stage demeanor, and the buzz has far from died down, proving his immense talent and appeal across college campuses!"
-Sara Grasberg- MAC Comedy Chair, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA (2011 show)
"As we near finals week, it's hard to draw a big crowd for our weekly comedy series here at the University of Delaware. Every once in a while, however, I'm surprised. This semester we were lucky to have Adam Mamawala, who kept our audience of 70+ students laughing. I was trying to work on a paper but barely got two sentences down as my sides started hurting from laughing so hard. Adam's set was hilarious and relevant to college students anywhere. He is clever, engaging and articulate when it comes to his comedy- and I think that combination is hard to find. Adam was a pleasure to work with and really left an impression with the audience; aside from eagerly buying his shirts, many students asked if he would be back next semester. Adam was hilarious and was an awesome addition to our semester's Coffeehouse Series!"
-Kristian Contreras, Coffeehouse Chair, Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB), University of Delaware, DE