Short and Sweet
Praised for quick wit and intense audience interrogations, Sam Moult has effortlessly made thousands of people, from all walks of life, laugh each year. Drawing from the world around him, Sam’s immersive characters and rapid-fire jokes have seen him open and headline numerous comedy clubs, corporate events and product launches, earning him the title of ‘Born Performer’ by one8one Magazine.
Sam’s comedy experience comes from improv, as a leading cast member of the UAE’s Improv Revolution troupe; writing sketches and directions for fellow comedians and brands; and cutting his teeth on stage for crowds of three people all the way up to 1,500. A comedy style influenced by Monty Python’s absurdism, Eddie Izzard’s endless ability to go off and on tangents and Jim Carrey’s energy creates a combination that delivers 90% of the time.
Sam became known in the Middle East for his Housekeeping routine which showcases his ability to pull off a range of accents, seeing a recording be featured on the N2O Comedy brand. He also became the voice of the UAE’s nation-wide launch of the Toyota Yaris before hosting several gaming exhibitions including the Middle East Film & Comic Con.
From hosting to interviewing, stand-up to improv, Sam Moult’s career has been fast-paced and has seen the young act become established as one of the leading names in UAE comedy before he made the move back home to the UK to pursue his passions even further.
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As the ‘class clown’ Sam Moult had an addiction for laughter from a young age. Born in Nottingham, UK on 29 July 1992, Sam’s education saw him move to four different schools in both Nottingham and Jersey before he settled at the Nottingham High School for Boys in 2003. Following his parents split, Sam became actively involved in extra-curricular activities including Scouting and Performing, taking the stage for the first time at age seven.
It was at the High School that Sam began to hone his quick wit, encouraged by both his peers and his grandfathers, Maurice and Brian. Aside from his regular education, Sam began to learn more and more about comedy; both its history and styles. Through watching everything from Laurel & Hardy to Only Fools and Horses to modern day ‘classics’ such as Dodgeball and Anchorman, Sam has developed a deep understanding of comedy and what it takes to make an audience tick.
In 2010 Sam joined his father in Dubai, UAE where he was enrolled at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management with the hopes of graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management three years later before joining Jumeirah as one of their scholarship alumni. It was in Dubai that Sam first tasted comedy as an art form, joining Dubomedy’s comedy classes in both stand-up and improv in 2011, taking the stage for the first time in March that year.
From his first laugh, Sam had begun to cultivate a passion that has since seen him impress thousands of people each year. He quickly became known in the fledging UAE comedy scene regularly forming part of the line-up of the Comedy Lab and One Night Stand-up.
Alongside Dubomedy’s founders Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione, Sam became part of the UAE’s first improve comedy troupe, Improv Revolution, in 2012. As a leading cast member, Sam’s strong characters were regularly used in sketches and games which saw the group perform across the UAE including notable shows at the American University of Sharjah and the Middle East Film & Comic Con.
Sam also used his time as a student to network and build relationships within the UAE’s comedy and entertainment industry, eventually leading him to N2O Comedy where Jamil Abu Wardeh, producer of the Axis of Evil Tour, recorded Sam performing his Housekeeping routine, built around his internship experience. The video eventually went on to gain over 17,000 views on the N2O’s YouTube channel and saw Sam’s Middle East footprint grow exponentially.
Following his exit from university Sam spent six months working in a five-star hotel brand as a Marketing Coordinator, but his passion from comedy had grown into something more substantial and he made the jump to being professional in 2013. The move proved to be the right one as he became the voice of the Toyota Yaris’ nation-wide launch, seeing him provide voice clips and live-commentary for the car at numerous malls all across the country.
Sam continued to perform on the public scene, joining up several times with the newly formed Dubai Laughing brand. 2014 saw him host of numerous corporate events including the Siemens-Bosch Annual Distributors Conference, Tips & Toes Christmas Party and the Family Fun Day at Fairmont the Palm. Sam also managed to build his other passion, music, into a successful business, interviewing numerous top DJs and musicians including Example, Kasabian and Paul van Dyk for Infusion Magazine and TrancefamilyUAE.
As a young, western personality, Sam also found himself hosting numerous gaming events, including Games 15, as the main stage host, the launch of the Acer Predator GTX and the Middle East Film & Comic Con.
More recently, Sam has been involved in more and more professional comedy activities, headlining shows at Frankie’s Comedy Cellar and McGettigans Fujairah as well as performing numerous private shows for companies such as KPMG and Qualcomm.
The end of 2016 saw Sam reprise his role as Santa Claus for the fourth year in a row, this time at the prestigious Wafi Mall, where he welcomed and spread the season’s spirit to over 2,500 families. He then returned to the location the following month as the hilariously energetic Mad Hatter in Dreammaster ME’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival. Sam and the cast again performed the adaptation along JBR’s Walk later in the year, entertaining hundreds of children across two weekends.
In March 2017 Sam called time on his Dubai comedy career and relocated to the UK in order to bring himself closer to new, fresh opportunities on a much larger stage. He is currently writing new material for his stand-up routines, numerous sketches and television shows.
Since then he has been back on the road, performing across North England at various open mics, professional shows and special events. With festival shows planned and lots more in the works things are on the up for Sam Moult.
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