Adam Corolla
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  • Faith: Atheist
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  May 27, 1964

Adam Carolla is a comedian, radio personality, podcaster and actor. He hosts “The Adam Carolla Show,” a talk show distributed by as a podcast, which set the record as the “most downloaded podcast” as judged by Guinness World Records in 2011. He co-hosted the syndicated call-in program “Loveline” with Drew Pinksy from 1995 to 2005, as well as the show’s television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000.

He was the first co-host and co-creator of the TV program “The Man Show” and the co-creator and a regular performer on the TV show “Crank Yankers.” He hosted “The Adam Carolla Project,” a home improvement TV program that aired on TLC in 2005 and “The Car Show” on Speed in 2011. He also appeared on the reality television shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.” His book In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2010, and his second book, Not Taco Bell Material, also reached The New York Times bestseller status.

Carolla has made numerous guest appearances on political talk shows as a commentator. He hosted a weekly segment, “Rollin’ with Carolla,” on Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” Carolla was born in 1964. He grew up in the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, and his parents separated when he was young. He attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School. He didn’t receive his high school diploma until years later, as the school held it until a library fine was paid. He can be seen paying off the book and receiving his diploma in an episode of his 2005 TV show, “The Adam Carolla Project.”

During his youth, Carolla played Pop Warner football for seven years, and he later suggested that being involved in sports saved him from a chaotic home life. In his senior year at North Hollywood High School, he distinguished himself in football and was named to the First Team Offensive Line, Central Valley League, one of eight leagues at the time in the LA City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation. He started living on his own at 18 and briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College, where he was placed on academic probation before dropping out to work in a series of jobs.

What religion is Adam Carolla?

Carolla identifies as an atheist. In 2006, he told Penn Jillette on Penn Radio, “I’m an atheist,” adding that he’d never been religious and that the idea of religion seemed strange to him. He continued, “Obviously, you could take any Christian and just have them born into fundamentalist Hasidism, and they would be walking around with the beard and the whole getup. If you weren’t indoctrinated into that early on, then it makes no sense.”

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