Watching Slade Ham perform is like being hit in the face by a really funny baseball bat. For the last eleven years he has hopped from one spot on the globe to another, doing the one thing he does best – performing live.
Averaging more than 200 shows a year, Slade has performed in twenty-two countries on four different continents. Whether in Amsterdam, Toronto, or Texas, he cuts right to the heart of what makes the audience tick. There’s no pageantry, no props, no musical cues or novelty closer; he doesn’t have to take his pants off on stage to get huge laughs.
A seasoned headliner at clubs across the United States, Slade also toured extensively as a feature act for both Ralphie May and Christopher Titus, opening for the latter’s 5th Annual End of the World Tour at the South Beach Comedy Festival for Comedy Central. He headlined XM/Sirius’s two hour long, Best of Texas special in 2006 and all three of his full length albums continue to receive daily airplay on both the Raw Dog and Blue Collar Comedy stations. Recently Slade returned to Montreal where his short film, A Fistful of Pills, went up against Kevin Pollack at the Just for Laughs festival. You even saw him in ring at Wrestlemania XXV. That last part is a lie.
Slade is a veteran behind the microphone, both on stage and off. He is a regular on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, co-host of The Outlaw Dave Show in Houston, and host of the wildly popular bi-weekly Whiskey Brothers Podcast, which boasts more than 25,000 subscribers.
His real passions lie on the road, however – traveling the world and collecting stories. He has free-climbed mountains and been swimming with sharks. He blew out his Achilles tendon dancing to Irish music. He’s wrestled a cheetah and beaten up a midget. He spent eight years in a relationship with the Devil. He drank a bottle of whiskey on a Saturday night and woke up the next morning in a black Baptist church. He is anything but boring.
Slade has also taken his show overseas to the United States military twice a year for the last decade. He was telling jokes in Germany two weeks after 9/11, he’s hopped from base to base across Japan and Korea for the Air Force, and has been dropped off by Blackhawk helicopter to do spontaneous sets for soldiers in the Iraqi desert.
Hard hitting, fast paced, and always putting the audience first, Slade Ham is on the verge of something huge. The crowd simply never leaves disappointed. More importantly though, they leave as fans.
When not on stage, Slade drinks Irish whiskey on the rocks and listens to rock and roll much too loud. One day he hopes to write a book, host a travel show, and continue to trick the world into paying him to do the things he loves to do. He keeps a very expensive storage unit in Houston, TX.