Sam Seder (born November 28, 1966) is a comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and Air America Radio host. Seder was born in New York City, New York into a Jewish family, and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In March 2004, Seder became co-host along with Janeane Garofalo on Air America Radio's The Majority Report. Garofalo recently departed the show offering positive comments about working with Seder. Seder was later offered a new contract with Air America Radio, and his show moved from the current 7-10 pm spot to a 9AM-Noon spot, retitled The Sam Seder Show.
On September 1, 2004, Sam Seder was briefly detained by the Secret Service during his live, on-site coverage of the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden. Shortly after Zell Miller gave his speech, Seder began searching (with a sign in hand) on the convention floor for a willing homosexual Republican to interview live on radio. It was not long before he was physically removed from the floor and after brief questioning, was asked (or according to some, "strongly encouraged") to leave the convention.
- Seder at the RNC