Adam Carolla is an actor/comedian/radio host/podcaster and former carpenter and amateur boxer from Los Angeles. Known for his "guy" humor, complaining about the downfall of society through minor aggravations (don't mention passion fruit to him...just don't), and his incredible ability to riff and improvise, he is probably most famous for The Man Show and Love Line, and now for having the most downloaded podcast in the world.
Growing up poor in North Hollywood, Adam worked a string of low paying construction and carpentry jobs while honing his comedic skills in the LA comedy improv troupe The Groundlings and open mics around LA. He got his big break after befriending Jimmy Kimmel when Jimmy worked at the radio station KROQ, and needed a boxing instructor for a bit he was going to do on The Kevin and Bean Show - "The Bleeda in Receda," a boxing match between Jimmy and Michael the Maintenance Man.
Adam ended up a regular on Kevin and Bean, mostly doing a character called Mr. Birchum, a high school wood shop teacher. He and Kimmel became a comedy writing team, and they would go on to co-create and host The Man Show (as well as Crank Yankers, both on Comedy Central). He additionally became the co-host of Love Line along with Dr. Drew Pinsky, probably the most famous one in the show's run.
After Howard Stern left terrestrial radio, he hosted a morning radio show (one of many created to fill the void) for nearly four years before getting let go; he then moved his show to the podcast format, where The Adam Carolla Show became the most downloaded podcast of all time.
Along with his podcast, he is currently the host of the Spike TV show Catch a Contractor. He recently released his second movie Road Hard (his previous movie was The Hammer), a documentary about Paul Newman's racing career called Winning, and his sixth book Daddy Stop Talking came out May 2015.
He is married with two kids and still lives in the LA area.
For a list of tropes associated with Adam, see The Adam Carolla Show.
- The Man Show (co-host, co-creator, writer)
- The Kevin and Bean morning radio show (Mr. Birchum, Dingo Boy, bit writer)
- Love Line (co-host), the longest running (for nearly a decade) and most famous co-host with Dr. Drew, additionally co-hosted the MTV version, which lasted three seasons.
- Red Handed, an extremely short-lived candid camera show on UPN (narrator)
- Crank Yankers (co-creator, writer, various voices)
- Catch a Contractor (co-host)
- Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (producer)
- Family Guy (Death)
- Drawn Together (Spanky Ham)
- Wreck-It Ralph (Wynchellwho)
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (Captain Nebula)
- The Adam Carolla Show (Host, went from terrestrial radio to podcast format)
- The Adam and Dr. Drew Show podcast (co-host)
- Ace on The House podcast (co-host)
- Take A Knee podcast (host)
- The Hammer (wrote, produced and starred in)
- The Adam Carolla Project, a miniseries about fixing his childhood home on TLC
- Too Late With Adam Carolla, a short lived talk show on Comedy Central
- The Car Show (co-host), a Top Gear-type show on The Speed Network that lasted one season.
- Road Hard (co-wrote, produced and starred)
- Wrote six books:
- He was a contestant on both the celebrity version of The Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, and is a regular on The O'Reilly Factor, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show. He has additionally done voice-over and narration work on many Reality Television shows, and has a string of failed TV pilots (at least two sitcoms and cartoon adaptation of his Mr. Birchum character) he claims he was Screwed by the Network on.