Adam Carolla

The Hammer is a 2007 film written by and starring Adam Carolla. It is the story of a Los Angeles construction worker who achieves success in the boxing ring through an extraordinarily serendipitous twist of fate. It’s basically the story of Adam Carolla, whose comedic talent was discovered only after he answered an ad placed by Jimmy Kimmel, who was looking for a boxing trainer to get in shape (Carolla is an adept pugilist). After stints on The Man Show and radio, Carolla now hosts “The Adam Carolla Podcast,” which he’s essentially bringing to the stage tonight. Speaking by phone from Denver, Carolla offers opinions on a range of topics. He thinks Mexican accordion music is “the most annoying music on the planet,” feels that the heavyweight champ Klitschko brothers should box one another, questions the wisdom of booking Tila Tequila (or any woman, for that matter) at a gathering of Insane Clown Posse fans, and is baffled by Kenny Rogers’ decision to facelift himself into the wax museum. “The whole thing about being in country music and having a beard is not getting plastic surgery. You’ve got a beard and a cowboy hat—that’s 80 percent of your head. You think Kenny Rogers wouldn’t get laid otherwise? He’s got a billion dollars.” (See Reverb for our full interview.) MIKE SEELY

Fri., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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