Adam Hartle
Adam Hartle
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Born March 22, 1979
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nationality Iraqi American
Citizenship USA
Alma mater University of Florida
Occupation Comedian
Years active 2011-present
Known for Stand up comedy/ film
Notable work "Mile High- The Comeback of Cannabis" "The Blunt Truth" tour
Style Visual comic
Home town Jacksonville, FL
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Weight 165
Television HBO's Vice, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Movement Cannabis legalization
Awards 2016 North Florida Comedian of the Year
Website www.AdamHartle.com, www.MileHighFilm.com

Adam Hartle is an American stand up comedian.

Comedy career

Hartle first made national headlines in 2012 during filming of his comedy documentary Mile High: The Comeback of Cannabis where he and director Anthony Hashem purchased the first joints legally sold in US history (2nd official purchase).[1] The film enjoyed much critical acclaim including a notable scene, during an interview with former Congressman and Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo where Hartle bet the Congressman that if the marijuana vote passed in Colorado, the two would smoke a legal joint together.[2] In 2014, Hartle and the film's director Anthony Hashem debuted their film at the historic Mayan Theater in Denver, CO. The world premiere garnered much media attention both nationally and internationally as the comedian handed out free cannabis legally to all those in attendance over 21 per the new law documented in the film.[3][4]

Hartle has performed at some of the best comedy clubs in the world including the Icehouse in Pasedena and the Hollywood Laugh Factory.[5][6] Hartle is currently touring the country performing stand up comedy and resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and twins.

Early life

Adam Hartle grew up in Jacksonville, FL. He is half Iraqi on his Mother's side whose parents were both born in Mosul, Iraq and immigrated to the US in 1934.[7] He attended college at the nearby University of Florida where he worked for the Florida Gator football team as a student assistant in the video department for then head Coach Steve Spurrier. His duties included filming practices and games for the coaching staff . By the time Hartle was a Senior, he'd gotten to know the staff so well he was able to sit in on strategic team meetings. Upon graduating, with a letter of recommendation from Coach Spurrier, Hartle began coaching high school football despite having never played himself. At the age of 22, Hartle became the head JV Coach at Mandarin High School making him the youngest head Coach in the State of Florida. Two years later he served as the running backs Coach at nearby Nease High School where he Coached then 16 year old Tim Tebow. In 2004 Hartle rejoined the Florida football team full time as the game analysis coordinator. In 2005, Hartle introduced Tebow to then head coach Urban Meyer and was an integral part of his recruiting process in which he'd go on to become the greatest college Quarterback of all time.

Activism

Hartle has lost 3 relatives to the opioid epidemic in Florida and is vocal supporter of the cannabis legalization movement as a safe, natural pain relieving alternate to dangerous and addictive pain pills.

References


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