Sam Tallent is an itinerant standup comic and experienced stoned performer originally from Denver. He’s opened for Louis C.K., Dana Carvey, Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Burress, and more awesome comics whose names make us feel all wiggly inside.
Sam will be blowing smoke and dropping truth bombs on Monday, October 10 at the new movement with a few special guests. Don’t miss him!
We tore Sam away from his glamorous life on the road to answer a few questions for us, including a bit of lighthearted musing on human nature and the ever-gaping maw of death.
Why are you super-pumped to perform at Hell Yes Fest this year? What are you most looking forward to?
New Orleans is a home to me. The comics here are slow-cooked family. Every moment in the city is an opportunity to experience something beautiful and engage the senses. I most look forward to affordable daiquiris, Magazine Street Vietnamese food and smoking weed at the Fly.
How do you describe your comedy or comedic style?
Check out a quick clip of Sam’s performance at CROM Fest 2013!
What else are you working on?
Viceland is in a state of flux and, as is the norm in this game, my hopes of my own TV show have been dashed. I'm currently working on the perfect green chile recipe and a collection of short stories for publication.
On Halloween, I will be releasing a split comedy recording (“RUN THE FOOLS PRESENTS: TOO LEGIT TO STOP” with David Gborie) and my band’s first EP (Big City Drugs, “SYKE!”).
I recently moved to Las Vegas, where it is terrible.
Cats or dogs? Why?
Dogs because they can keep a secret.
If you had to be stuck in an elevator with a cartoon character, who would it be and why?
Old Darryl, the union elevator repairman, due to his namesake skill set.
Why are people so obsessed with mid-century modern furniture these days?
Death is always looming and distractions are necessary weapons in the fight against the abyss.