Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across North America and Europe. Called “the absurd voice of a surreal generation” by The Denver Post, Sam is beloved by fans of contemporary comedy. He performed at the 2019 Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, won his battle on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, hosted the Denver episode of VICELAND’s Flophouse and appeared on The Chris Gerhard Show to impress a girl. Forthcoming projects include This Joka with Will Smith, an hour stand-up comedy special, and two short-story audio originals. His writing has been published on VICE.com. He lives in Colorado with his wife and his dog. RUNNING THE LIGHT is his debut novel.