Adam Carolla : biography
Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an American radio personality, television host, comedian, and actor. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records.
Carolla co-hosted the syndicated radio call-in program Loveline from 1995 to 2005 as well as the show’s television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000. He was the co-host and co-creator of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and the co-creator and a regular performer on the television show Crank Yankers (2002–2007). He hosted The Adam Carolla Project, a home improvement television program which aired on TLC in 2005 and The Car Show on Speed TV in 2011.
Carolla has also appeared on the network reality television programs Dancing with the Stars and The Celebrity Apprentice. His book, In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks, debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2010, and his second book Not Taco Bell Material also reached New York Times bestseller status and received widespread acclaim for its cutting social commentary and humor.
An outspoken commentator on various social, political and religious issues, Carolla has made numerous guest appearances on political talk shows, ranging from Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect to Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor, on which he headlines the weekly segment Rollin’ with Carolla.
Carolla and Pinsky received a Sexual Health In Entertainment (SHINE) Award from the The Media Project in 2000 for "incorporating accurate and honest portrayals of sexuality" in the talk show category for Loveline.
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Carolla and Drew Pinsky co-wrote (with Marshall Fine) the self-help book The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love which was published in 1998. The book is a compilation of some of the advice the pair had compiled while producing Loveline.
In November 2010, Carolla’s In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks… And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy was published by Crown Archetype and debuted at number eight on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover non-fiction on November 21, 2010. The book was compiled from rants Carolla had delivered on his radio show and podcast along with some new material and was dictated to and ghost written by Mike Lynch.
Carolla published a short, illustrated e-book entitled Rich Man, Poor Man in January 2012. The book details some similarities in the experiences of the very rich and the very poor which are not shared by the middle class. The book was illustrated by Michael Narren.
Carolla’s book Not Taco Bell Material was published by Crown Archetype on June 12, 2012. It climbed the New York Times bestseller list and received widespread praise for its satirical humor and honest, self-deprecating style.
Carolla has occasionally stirred up controversy due to sweeping generalizations about various groups, usually presented in a comedic light. For example in a late-2003 Loveline episode, Carolla said that Hawaiians are "dumb," "in-bred," "retarded" people who are among the "dumbest people we have." These comments were met with anger in Hawaii, and resulted in Loveline’s cancellation on Hawaiian affiliate KPOI.Cataluna, Lee (December 23, 2003)., Honolulu Advertiser.
On the April 4, 2010 episode of The Adam Carolla Show, Carolla referred to Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao as a "fucking idiot" and derided Pacquiao’s home country of the Philippines, saying, "They got this and sex tours, that’s all they have over there. Get your shit together Philippines." The comments angered many Filipinos, and a spokesman for Filipino president Gloria Arroyo called Carolla an "ignorant fool." Carolla subsequently apologized via Twitter.Carolla, Adam. . Twitter.com.