Adam Carolla Biography (Personal Life, Career)

Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an Italian-American stand-up comedian, radio personality, television host, and actor. He currently hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast on the ACE Broadcasting Network. The stand-up comedian Carolla is also known as being the co-host of the radio show Loveline from 1995 to 2005.

Personal Life

The stand-up comedian was born on May 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California to Jim, an Italian-American psychologist and Kris. They raised the stand-up comedian in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and later North Hollywood where the stand-up comedian attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School. During his earlier years, the stand-up comedian was involved in sports, playing Pop Warner football for seven years.

At the age of 18 the stand-up comedian began living on his own. He started to attend Los Angeles Valley College, but he dropped of the academic environment starting to work in a series of jobs, including carpet cleaner, carpenter, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor. Although broke, the stand up comedian and his friends and roommates owned a 1963 Cadillac limousine.

The stand-up comedian married longtime girlfriend Lynette Paradise on Sep. 28, 2002. They have twins, Natalia Carolla and Sonny born on June 7, 2006.

Career

The stand-up comedian started his career developing the character "Mr. Birchum, Wood Shop Teacher" for KROQ's "Kevin and Bean. His success on KROQ led to a hosting job on radio, as the co-host of the call-in program Loveline with physician Dr. Drew Pinsky. In 2006, due to the enormous success of "Loveline", MTV developed a television version of the comedy show, which the stand-up comedian co-hosted with Dr. Drew for four seasons. The popularity of the show led the stand-up comedian to co-author "The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love".

Thanks to his success with the Loveline comedy show, the stand-up comedian made an even bigger impact on the small screen as the creator and host of two popular comedy series. In 1999, the stand-up comedian and career-launching buddy Jimmy Kimmel co-created their first TV comedy venture, “The Man Show” (Comedy Central, 1999-2003). The comedy show used pre-taped sketch comedy and studio segments with audience interaction to proudly celebrate the most loutish and testosterone-obedient aspects of manhood.

In 2002 the stand-up comedian and his colleagues debuted another series on Comedy Central network, Crank Yankers, a Jerky Boys style homage to prank phone calls that found celebrities conducting outrageous.The stand-up comedian also built up his voiceover resume with characters on comedy shows including “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command”,“Family Guy” , and “Drawn Together” . In 2003, the stand-up comedian and Kimmel left “The Man Show” to launch their own talk shows, “Too Late with Adam Carolla” (2003- 2005) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

In 2005, the stand-up comedian announced the end to his decade on radio’s “Loveline” and debuting “The Adam Carolla Show” on Jan. 26, 2006. The comedian’s show featured a long list of regular comic characters (Deaf Frat Guy, Peanut) and recurring comic segments (Custom Strip-o-Gram, Gay Walking); overall reflecting the type of irreverent humor that had won him fans on “The Man Show” and “Loveline.” The show’s ratings steadily grew and it was picked up by additional markets. The final episode of the comedy show was Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.

The comic also acted in films including Down to You (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and The Hammer (2007). The stand-up comedian was the co-writer, co-producer, and star of the semi-autobiographical film “Hammer.

In 2008, the stand-up comedian participated as a dancer opposite Julianne Hough in season six of the competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars. In 2009, the stand-up comedian returned to Loveline as a guest In November 2010 the comic’s book In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover non-fiction.

The stand-up comedian style was occasionally controversial. He used to generalize, the more notorious being about specific ethnic groups or women. In 2003, the stand-up comedian stated that the Hawaiians are "dumb." In 2010, the comic referred to Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao as being illiterate, having brain damage. The stand-up comedian received death threats over the incident.

In 2009 the stand-up comedian started a daily podcast. During the debut week the comic’s podcast recorded millions downloads. At the end of the year, the stand-up comedian’s podcast was selected by iTunes for its end-of-the-year awards as the Best Audio Podcast of 2009. In 2011, the comic announced that The Adam Carolla Show has taken the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast ever with approximately 60 millions downloads from March 2009 to March 2011.

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