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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Do You Think Adam Carolla Is Funny? Want to See Him With Dennis Prager for FREE?

Posted by on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager are going to be at the Paramount Theatre this Saturday night, to "discuss and debate topics as wide-ranging as the afterlife, welfare, parenting, politics, and pets."

There will also be a Q&A with the audience and "no topic is off limits." NO TOPIC IS OFF LIMITS!

Want to see it for free? STG Presents has given us a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky Slog reader! Just send your first and last name to freetickets@thestranger.com with Adam and Dennis in the subject line. (You can also just buy tickets here, if you'd like.)

(There's also still time to win tickets to this Saturday's Jherek Bischoff performance, FYI.)

 

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Doctor Memory 1
"Do you think Adam Carolla is funny? Kill yourself."

FTFY.
Posted by Doctor Memory http://blahg.blank.org on November 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Puty 2
Gooey, meandering, over-simple pandering nonsense that makes people dumber.I mean, thank you Stranger for giving away prizes! You rock.
Posted by Puty on November 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM · Report this
Dominic Holden 3
Adam Carolla is a certifiable dolt.
Posted by Dominic Holden on November 29, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
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He was one of the talking heads in Morgan Spurlock's "Mansome" (DON'T WATCH!). I was rendered stupid just hearing him spout his bullshit.
Posted by paulus on November 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
snacktruck 5
yawn. two more white guys complaining without solutions...'black men not being able to catch cabs in manhattan' - hello mid-80's discussion.

distorting and simplfying big issues is what these libertarian idiots are all about.
Posted by snacktruck on November 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
very bad homo 6
I vote not funny.
Posted by very bad homo on November 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
Unregistered User 7
Every time I hear him he says one or two funny things, a bunch of eh stuff and a few offhandedly misogynistic things for no apparent reason.

I guess at least here you could heckle him or something :-/
Posted by Unregistered User on November 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this
pfffter 8
I wouldn't cross the street to see Adam Carolla. I'd rather have a series of painful root canals to be honest.
Posted by pfffter on November 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM · Report this
9
Anti-Occupy, anti-union, anti-Obamacare, anti-regulation.... what the fuck is this guy doing on slog?
Posted by K on November 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM · Report this
Knat 10
Much of America only knows this idiot from The Man Show. Is that not enough to loathe him? Apparently all the backlash Dan received from having Carolla visit his podcast wasn't enough to convince you all to stop promoting him either.
Posted by Knat on November 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 11
I think I'll just hunker down here for a few hours and NOT look at that dump truck/bike crash thread.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM · Report this
DeaconBlues 12
adam carolla: professional piece of shit
Posted by DeaconBlues http://radzillas.blogspot.com/ on November 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM · Report this
Banna 13
Adam Carolla WAS funny in the '90s on Loveline. Young cranky comedians are funny. Old cranky comedians are just old cranky people.
Posted by Banna http://www.ucp.org on November 29, 2012 at 12:43 PM · Report this
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@9

Pro-pot, pro-gay marriage...seems perfect for Slog
Posted by Chali2Na on November 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 15
I flushed a couple of Adam Carollas this morning. I try to dump at least one Adam Carolla every day to keep regular. I use fiber for some really good Adam Carollas.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM · Report this
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The reactionary Neanderthal schtick is pretty tired but I have to say the boxing movie Carolla wrote, The Hammer, is surprisingly good for a low budget first attempt.
Posted by tkc on November 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM · Report this
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@3: Yeah, fuck that guy.

http://unicornbooty.com/ blog/2011/08/15/ adam-corollas-goes-on-hateful-anti-trans-rant-renames-lgbt-y-u-c-k/

"The show is basically a ten minute extended version of this snippet:

“It’s important that I teach my five-year-olds about guys who want to have their cocks cut off and a vagina put in their place. Alright, I’ll get to that as soon as I get home. Hey kids, wake up. You know, there’s a small percentage of Americans who are really angry at their cocks, and they like them surgically removed, and a hole put in their place, and it’s very important you treat them with a certain amount of respect.”
Posted by whatadouche on November 29, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
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@14: "Pro-pot, pro-gay marriage...seems perfect for Slog"

He evidently says a lot of anti-gay things, regardless of what he wants legally for gays.
Posted by he's a shitty ally and has little interest in changing this on November 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
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He doesn't say anything anti-gay. He cracks jokes about them, the same way he cracks on everyone and everything else. He's like South Park: nothing is sacred. If you even bothered to listen to his show, he's had gay assistants and his PR guy is a gay guy as well. He has said a thousand times over he supports gay marriage, and he participated in the No H8 campaign. So I'm not sure what more you want from someone who you claim is "anti-gay".
Posted by Chali2Na on November 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM · Report this
McGee 20
The Man Show was satire. Sure there was some vaguely sexist stuff but 99% of the time the butt of the jokes were that show's target demographic. Carolla freely admits that he is a dumb person and often misinformed. He can be funny and even engaging with a good team of writers but personally I don't care for him and find his voice grating.
Posted by McGee on November 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM · Report this
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Ugh.
Posted by stating the obvious on November 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM · Report this
Christampa 22
Adam Carolla isn't worth the hair on Jimmy Kimmel's balls
Posted by Christampa on November 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM · Report this
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@20 gets it

The whole point of the Man Show was to mock/combat female-driven television, not degrade women. People look at the chicks on trampolines and think that's all the show was about. It wasn't. They were mocking mainstream TV the whole time, but people focused on one hyper-sexual aspect (which was really part of the joke). If they called it the Carolla & Jimmy Hour, nobody would have cared about the show. But that's not the point. It was called the Man Show for a reason. Carolla has explained that a thousand times over as well.

This just proves that nobody commenting on here actually listens to Carolla, and just runs with out-of-context sound bites (and that includes Stranger staff).
Posted by Chali2Na on November 30, 2012 at 1:24 AM · Report this
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Carolla isn't a hateful guy, he just isn't Louis C.K. or whatever. He hammers on the same stuff over and over and over. I had to stop listening to his podcast because every third one had a ten minute tirade about LAPD traffic cops or whatever.
Posted by The CHZA on November 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 25
To be fair, like all comedians, the man is playing a role. Do you think Mitch Hedburg was that stoned and spacy all the time? Do you think Louie C.K. is that miserably bad in bed? No, they were/are playing a character.

Adam Carolla's character was essentially the one he created that got him on the radio, an old-fashioned kind of cranky working man. Funny or not, it does not mean he is a hateful and bad person. His politics seem much closer to anyone here on Slog than to anyone on Fox.

And yes, I am amazed it even has to be repeated, but the Man Show was satire. Funny how many people say that Adam Carolla is a huge idiot, but his show went totally over so many heads. That being said, the man is pretty washed up and was never that funny, but it does not make him a bad person.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM · Report this
McGee 26
Well parts of Carolla are caricature. But for the most part he is who he says he is. Listen to him being interviewed on Pete Holmes Podcast You Made It Weird.
Posted by McGee on November 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM · Report this
Christampa 27
Did you assholes miss the link above where he was on Fox News bitching about Obama? Or the link above where he's bitching about Transgendered people? The man is not Stephen Colbert. You cannot explain every asshole comedian away with "It's his character"

Adam Carolla's schtick is that he's a less funny Colin Quinn. It doesn't matter if The Man Show was satire or not, because its success was entirely in spite of Adam Carolla. Do you remember Too Late with Adam Carolla? Neither do I.
Posted by Christampa on December 1, 2012 at 1:26 AM · Report this

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