The caustic comedian takes the stage for two sets in West Valley City. Both are all-ages shows, but still feature provocative bits about things like “gaydar” and “What Won’t Adam Complain About?” (The answer is, not surprisingly, nothing—including and especially the costs of producing a podcast.) “Why I Hate L.A.” shouldn’t elicit much argument. The Adam Carolla Show live presentation is a unique production featuring photos and video illustrating fan-favorite stories of Carolla and friends growing up in Hollywood, and celebrities often join the show to be interviewed remotely via Skype.
Some of the funniest stuff he ever did was as the sarcastic foil to Dr. Drew’s earnest answers to callers’ conundrums and crises, still sensitive to their adolescent predicaments. That’s what’s best about Carolla’s comedy: He can be the “man’s man” on The Man Show yet never take anything, including himself, too seriously.