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Adam Carolla (1964)

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Adam Carolla is an American radio personality, television host, comedian, and actor. He currently hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast on the ACE Broadcasting Network. The Adam Carolla Show recently claimed the title of the Guinness Book of World Records "Most Downloaded Podcast".

Carolla also hosts "The Car Show", which debuted on Speed TV on July 13, 2011. Mixing car reviews, tests and his brand of witty and dry humor, he headlines an eclectic cast on the show.

Carolla was the cohost of the radio show Loveline from 1995 to 2005 , the cohost and cocreator of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and the cocreator and one of the regular performers on the television program Crank Yankers (2002–2007).

In November 2010 Carolla's book In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction.

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 early life
Carolla was born in Los Angeles, California to an Italian-American father, Jim Carolla, a psychologist; and his mother, Kris (née Novello), a perpetually out-of-work welfare recipient with a degree in Chicano studies. Adam's parents did not give him a middle name. As a joke, he wrote "Adam Lakers Carolla" on his driver's license application. His driver's license still gives his full name as "Adam Lakers Carolla."

Adam was raised in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. He attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School. Carolla did not receive his high school diploma until years later, claiming he owed the library $19.95 for a copy of We The People (ISBN 0-385-41903-1). Carolla can be seen paying off the book to receive his diploma in an episode of his TLC show, The Adam Carolla Project.

During his earlier years, Carolla played Pop Warner football for seven years; he later suggested that being involved in sports saved him from a chaotic home life. During his senior year at North Hollywood High School, Carolla distinguished himself in football. In December 1981, he was named to the First Team Offensive Line, Central Valley League, one of 8 leagues at the time in the LA City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.

He began living on his own at the age of 18. He briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College, a community college, where he was placed on academic probation before dropping out to work in a series of jobs, including carpet cleaner, carpenter, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor. Although broke, Carolla and his friends and roommates owned a 1963 Cadillac limousine.

Carolla's step-grandfather was László Görög, who wrote The Mole People.

 personal life
On September 28, 2002, Carolla married Lynette Paradise. Lynette gave birth to their first children, twins Natalia and Santino "Sonny" Richard Carolla on June 7, 2006.
On The Adam Carolla Show, Adam repeatedly mentioned the birth was originally scheduled for June 6, but that he and Lynette decided to push it back one day as to avoid the symbolic 666 (06-06-06).

Regarding his religious beliefs, Carolla has stated, "I am not agnostic. I am atheist. I don’t think there is no God; I know there’s no God. I know there’s no God the same way I know many other laws in our universe. I know there’s no God and I know most of the world knows that as well. They just won’t admit it because there’s another thing they know: they know they’re going to die, and it freaks them out. So most people don’t have the courage to admit there’s no God and they know it. They feel it. They try to suppress it. And if you bring it up they get angry because it freaks them out."

Regarding his political views, Carolla has stated, "I guess I would be Republican, in the sense that I want a secure border, I'm not into the welfare state, I'm not into all those freebie lunch programs. It just kind of demeans people." He goes on to state, however, that he is also in favor of some traditionally "liberal" causes such as the legalization of marijuana. Elsewhere he has stated that "My feeling is this whole country is founded on the principle of 'if you are not hurting anyone, and you're not fucking with someone else's shit, and you are paying your taxes, you should be able to just do what you want to do.' It's the freedom and the independence." In November 2011, Carolla posed for the NOH8 campaign.

Carolla has stated that he consumes alcohol on a daily basis. He invented 'Mangria', which is red wine with vodka.

Carolla participated in the 2010 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. He previously competed in the race in 2003.

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