Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an American radio and television host, comedian, and actor. He is the host of The Adam Carolla Podcast, before which he hosted a weekday morning radio program broadcast from Los Angeles and syndicated by CBS Radio until his home station changed formats. Besides these shows, Carolla is well-known as the co-host of the radio show Loveline from 1995 to 2005 (and its television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000), as the co-host of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and as the co-creator and performer on the television program Crank Yankers (2002–2007).
In 2006, Carolla completed work on The Hammer, an independent film that he co-wrote and co-produced. Carolla plays the lead role in the film, opposite Heather Juergensen. The film was released on March 21, 2008.
Carolla was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an Italian-American father, Jim Carolla, a psychologist, and his mother, Chris Novello, a sex therapist. Adam's parents failed to give him a middle name. As a joke, he wrote "Adam Lakers Carolla" on his drivers license application. His drivers license still gives his full name as "Adam Lakers Carolla."
After living in Menominee,