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Adam Sank in: “Bad Dates: A One-Man Show About Many Men”

About the Show:

After earning two 2023 Broadway World Cabaret Awards (Best Spoken Word and Best Debut Show), comedian Adam Sank is bringing his acclaimed one-man show, “Bad Dates: A One Man Show About Many Men,” to the Diversionary Theatre on Dec. 7. Immediately following the show will be an exclusive meet-and-greet and Q&A with Sank downstairs at the theater’s Clark Cabaret.

“Bad Dates” originally premiered at New York City’s legendary Stonewall Inn in the summer of 2023, after which it ran for two weeks of sold-out shows at the Foundry in Wilton Manors, FL last November, as well as two sold-out nights at Oscar’s Palm Springs in January of this year. calls the show “Queer comedy gold” and says: “Adam is hysterical and his storytelling is deep, layered and sincere.”

Lavender after Dark says: “Sank’s ‘Bad Dates’ is sexy, smart, and funny. But it also has its very provocative moments… not just hilarious but also more relevant than ever…”

Veteran comedian Adam Sank (“Last Comic Standing,” “The Today Show,” Vh-1’s “I Love the 2000s”) came out of retirement with this show about one gay man’s fruitless 30-year-search for lasting love. From the future politician who kept stealing his Neosporin to the blue-blooded control freak who freaked out over a butt-bath, Adam’s dating stories are ribald and hilarious… until he turns the tables with one that is shocking and tragic.

“In that past, all my shows have been a random series of jokes, and one of the reasons I retired was because that was no longer satisfying,” Sank says. “In returning to the stage, I wanted to try something different. ‘Bad Dates’ is about a single idea, which is the fact that I’ve spent half my life hunting for men, and what the cost of that is. And while I hope people laugh at most of the show, I’m also hoping they take away something genuine and heartfelt.”

Sank’s performance at Diversionary is also a homecoming of sorts for the comedian, who lived in San Diego from 2008 to 2010. In fact, his move to the city to pursue a relationship with a U.S. Navy seaman serves as a major storypoint in the show. “I’m kind of returning to the scene of the crime,” Sank jokes. “But honestly, I’m so excited to tell this story to a San Diego audience, because I feel like it will have special resonance for them.”

Ages 21 and over only. Graphic language and sensitive content. Audience discretion is advised.

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About the Artist:

Adam Sank is one of the most recognized and accomplished openly gay stand-up comics in the country, having been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “The Today Show,” FOX’s “Laughs,” CBS News, Vh1’s “I Love the 2000s” and “Best Week Ever,” CNN’s “@ThisHour,” CNBC’s “Street Signs” and truTV’s “World’s Dumbest Criminals,” along with countless appearances as both a guest and fill-in host on Sirius-XM satellite radio.

His debut comedy album, “Adam Sank: Live from the Stonewall Inn,” went to No. 1 on both Amazon’s list of Comedy Album Downloads and iTunes’s New Comedy Releases, and it plays in rotation on SiriusXM’s Raw Comedy channel. From 2017 to 2023, Adam hosted a popular weekly podcast– “The Adam Sank Show (ASS)” – which was nominated three times for a People’s Choice Podcast Award.

For 15 years, Adam performed regularly at comedy clubs, special events and festivals throughout the New York City area and beyond, including appearances at NYC Gay Pride, Gay Days Orlando, Atlantis Events and the Gay Naturists International (GNI) Annual Gathering. He has served as master of ceremonies and auctioneer at multiple fundraisers, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations. He has also personally raised over $95K for AIDS Walk NY.

In 2019, Adam retired from stand-up after releasing his second comedy album, “Adam Sank’s Last Comedy Album,” which went to No. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and plays regularly on SiriusXM Raw Comedy. He came out of retirement in 2023 in to perform his one-man show “Bad Dates,” which went on to win two Broadway World Cabaret Awards.

Presale Tickets: $42 | At the Door: $48


May 26 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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