With a life so outrageous he has to disguise his stories as “jokes,” stand-up comedian Sam Tripoli cracks up audiences with tales of the time his ex-girlfriend got deported (true), the time his dad gave tacit approval to beat up his brother (true) and even the time he was robbed by a trio of hard-partying “hot chick” bandits (amazingly, also true). Viewing comedy as a calling rather than a profession, Tripoli has been preaching his sometimes-dirty, always-high-energy brand of laughs from coast to coast for years now. Seen on Showtime’s Live Nude Girls, Russell Peters’ Comics Without Borders and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, he also served as co-host of Spike TV’s Wild World of Spike! and launched the sports radio show Punch-Drunk. Get ready for big laughs as this manic comic puts his incredible life and comedy all on the stage at Stand-Up Scottsdale.