Sam Tripoli grew up in New York, but not the city. He’s from a town located smack dab in the middle of the state called Cortland. He went to college in what can only be described as the polar opposite of that location: UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, he graduated with a degree in psychology. Around that time Tripoli accepted a challenge to try standup, and before long he was doing it full time, as well as being part of an improv troupe called The Mutiny. Today, he hosts The Naughty Show, a live extravaganza (also available on podcast) that features fellow comics and adult film stars. It goes on about once a month at various casinos in Las Vegas or in LA. Onstage, Tripoli likes to mix it up with the crowd, making fun of everyone in the room until his time is up.