Humorous and inspirational story telling with blow-the-roof-off music
Sam Harris Text Reviews
A vividly crafted series of essays...a charmingly candid collection.
Reading singer-actor Harris's essays is like having your smartest gay BFF propped up on your pillow sipping cosmos, regaling you with gossip and his keen wit.
The essays in Ham are both rip-roaringly funny and sentimental, drawing natural (and justified) comparisons to David Sedaris and David Rakoff.
The show's title is also the name of Mr. Harris's just-published book of essays and stories. Funny, touching and cheerfully self-deprecating, the show consists of enthusiastic readings from his book with full-tilt renditions of songs. . .
Stephen Holden - The New York Times
[Harris] has the writing chops to tell a good tale . . . entertaining and occasionally moving tales from the wilds of showbiz.
With a wry sense of humor, Harris writes about his life through humorous essays. Touching on everything from parenting to show business, he dishes on the ups and downs of his life through a witty lens.
Harris is such a marvelously engaging, clever, storyteller that you'll be enraptured by every word that comes out of his mouth. With a fine eye for detail & actor's expressiveness, Harris paints wonderfully vivid portraits of various episodes of his life.
Sixteen short stories of a triumphant, tragic, and most of all, hilarious life in show business make up Sam Harris' new memoir.
Jackie Lyden - NPR
This neo-vaudevillian stage persona, Harris has opted to launch Ham the only way he knows how: extravagantly, theatrically and, most of all, big refreshingly self-effacing observations and playful humor.
The Huffington Post
Ham is a fabulous and funny, tasty treat; sweet and savory with just right touch of tang." (Broadway World) "Sam Harris, singer, songwriter, actor, and general multi-hyphenate, puts a comedic spin on episodes from his life . . .
Harris writes with bouncing-on-your-toes energy, rushing from subject to subject with the occasional lingering moment to ponder things that are important to him. His is an eagerness that's endearing . . . hilarious . . . teary.
Ham is, by turns, harrowing and hilarious, uplifting and soul-shattering, agonizing and liberating.
Ham is honest and heartbreaking, entertaining and devastating all at the same time.
The Steadfast Reader
Ham is humorous, soul baring, name dropping, and just the right mix of vulnerability and snarkiness.
Ham is a dishy celebrity memoir combined with profoundly harder things like 9/11, alcoholism, suicide attempts, coming out, marriage and parenting. There is as much hilarity in the book--he knows how to make people laugh, especially at him.
The Tattered Cover
Ham is a collection of heartfelt, sharply funny memoirs. . . . Harris arrives with great observational writing chops and a deep well of material to draw upon.
Harris is wry, witty, bitchy, pensive, inspirational, and laugh-out-loud funny in this winning collection of essays.