This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with comedian Adam Hunter, headlining in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas February 18-21. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Hunter talks about how wrestling in school gave him a focus in life; how he began stand-up in New York (including performing in laundromats!); his experience as a finalist on season six of “Last Comic Standing”; why he likes old-school comics; his affinity with the MMA; his approach to comedy from the point of view of a Mexican boxer, as he delivers as many jokes as he can during his set; and the importance of tenaciousness.
Hunter is a four-time New England Prep School Wrestling Champion (a feat accomplished only three times in the 150 Year Old prestigious Class A Tourney) and twice was voted Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. His “MMA Roasted” web series, which he created, wrote and hosts for the UFC is seen by fans every time there is an MMA Event. His bi-weekly “MMA Roasted Podcast” where he skewers the world’s Top MMA Fighters has a dedicated fan base of more than 100,000 listeners per month.
A prolific writer, Hunter is the head writer of Fox Sports’ “MMA Awards” and has held that title for five years running. His current projects include the TV Pilot “Ambush Stand Up,” of which he is the creator and host, as well as “So You Think You’re A Tough Guy,” “Adam Hunter’s A.D.D.” and two Feature Scripts, “Pinned” and “Comic Stripped.”