By Patrick Strait
Corey Adam's success in the local comedy scene can be attributed to one thing: criticism.
"The biggest mistake a lot of comics make is that they have no way to review themselves," he says. "They get on stage, suck, and then walk off thinking that they killed."
Once a blissfully naïve comic himself, Adam was convinced of his own greatness and believed himself to be the next big thing. Several frustrating years later--including a failed trip to Vegas and a break-up from his fiancé--he took a step back and faced his biggest critic: himself. Today, he's a mainstay on the local standup scene, and is helping other comics to learn from his mistakes while keeping his eyes on his bigger comedy goals.