Comedian and media personality Adam Carolla has one of the most diverse resumes in entertainment. He has hosted a variety of successful radio and television shows across a variety of platforms. According to the Guinness World Records, “The Adam Carolla Show” is the most downloaded podcast of all-time. Carolla is best known for co-hosting Loveline, a syndicated radio call-in show that aired from 1995 to 2005. A television version aired on MTV from 1996 to 2000. On Loveline, Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky dispensed wisdom and answered callers’ questions about sex, drugs, and other serious avenues of life. Carolla’s other big claim to fame is co-hosting and co-creating The Man Show. That program ran on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2004 although Carolla, and co-host Jimmy Kimmel, bowed out in 2003.
Carolla was born on May 27, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. His step-grandfather was screenwriter Laszlo Gorog. Carolla was not given a middle name by his parents but when filling out the paperwork for his driver’s license he gave himself the median moniker of “Lakers” (Carolla is a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan). While in High School, Carolla was an outstanding football player. The comic believes high school sports gave him structure that his chaotic family life couldn’t provide. Carolla got his start in show business in 1994 on the radio show Kevin and Bean. That eventually led him to the Loveline gig.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a television personality who has hosted, or appeared, on more shows on more networks than Adam Carolla. He co-created and frequently appeared in the television program Crank Yankers that aired on Comedy Central and MTV2. He hosted a home improvement show called the Adam Carolla Project that aired on TLC. And he hosted The Car Show that aired on Speed TV. Carolla has also made numerous appearances on Bill Maher’s shows and The O’Reilly Factor.
In 2010, Carolla released his first book, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy. His next book, Not Taco Bell Material, was released in 2012. Both were very successful although the former focused on the comedian’s humor and observations while the latter was more autobiographical in nature.
When he’s not hosting television or radio shows, or writing bestselling books, Carolla is out on the road performing. Adam Carolla tickets are always in high demand.