After four successful seasons as co-host and co-creator of Comedy Central's The Man Show Adam Carolla has become somewhat of an expert on men. Carolla along with his Jackhole Industries partners, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison, have created the primetime series Crank Yankers, which recently entered its second season. This show features outrageous crank calls from real comedians to real people, delivered to viewers through puppets. When watching "Crank Yankers," viewers eavesdrop on the puppet citizens of Yankerville as they go about their lives. The puppets are voiced by well-known celebrities and stand-up comics such as David Alan Grier, Denis Leary, Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgon and Super Dave Osborne.
Carolla's career path has been anything but conventional. Carolla began working as a carpenter and boxing instructor in Los Angeles. It was his knowledge of boxing that introduced him to radio. An opportunity presented itself when LA-based radio station KROQ-FM announced they were looking for a trainer to prepare "Jimmy the Sports Guy"(Jimmy Kimmel/Man Show co-host) for an on-air boxing event. Carolla's many calls to the station were never returned. Frustrated, he drove to the building and sneaked in with a delivery guy. Luckily for Carolla, at that moment Kimmel went for a bathroom break. Fittingly, Adam met Jimmy outside the men's room. Kimmel lost the fight, but despite that, the two quickly became best friends.
Carolla developed the character "Mr. Birchum, Wood Shop Teacher" for KROQ's "Kevin and Bean." show. "Mr. Birchum" soon became one of the hottest and most listened to segments on morning radio. His success on KROQ led to a hosting job on the radio show "Loveline", with Dr. Drew Pinsky, which is currently entering it's sixth year of national syndication, heard in 80 markets. Due to the enormous success of "Loveline", MTV developed a television version of the show, which Adam co-hosted with Dr. Drew for four seasons. The popularity of the show led Adam to co-author "The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love" which is now in it's second printing.
Carolla has also appeared as himself in the Miramax film Down to You and can be seen in the film Frank McClusky, C.I.
A native to southern California, Carolla currently resides in Los Angeles.