ABOUT


Adam Yenser is a comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. A native of Pennsylvania, Adam began performing stand-up at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. He has appeared on Conan, has written for The Oscars, and has been a freelance contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update. Adam mixes sharp observational humor with a uniquely conservative political perspective and was named Best New Political Comedian at Politicon 2015. He can be seen on Ellen as a correspondent and in the recurring hidden camera segment “Kevin the Cashier Played By Adam.” Adam is a graduate of Penn State University where he recently returned to serve as a commencement speaker.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Writer/Producer/TalentThe Ellen DeGeneres Show
Seven time Emmy Award winning writer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Scripted monologues, comedy segments, and games. Created and produced the recurring segment “Ellen’s On Your Facebook.” Wrote & starred in the recurring segments “Kevin the Cashier” and “Adam Investigates.”

Freelance Contributor – SNL’s Weekend Update
 Wrote and submitted 15 topical jokes each week on a freelance basis. Jokes were used on air during the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons.


Assistant to the Segment Producers
Conan
Transcribed pre-interviews and helped producers formulate questions for guest segments. Wrote and fact-checked teases, plugs, guest intros, and blue cards for Conan’s interviews. Performed in sketches

WriterThe 86th Annual Academy Awards
 
Worked with team of writers to script opening monologue for host Ellen DeGeneres. Helped script comedy bits including Ellen’s pizza delivery and record-breaking selfie.

Political comedian and performer. Participated in panels.


Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Academy Award-winning director Adam McKay hosted the Unrig the System Summit with a live comedic performance by Adam Yenser.

Top advocacy leaders, academics, comedians, musicians, celebrities, activists, philanthropists, journalists, and more all gathered at the Unrig the System Summit in New Orleans from Feb 2-4, 2018. We crossed partisan and ideological divides to work together on concrete solutions to unrig America’s political system…with plenty of New Orleans fun mixed in.


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