Adam Carolla with Lisa Lampanelli
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
Crowne Plaza Ventura
450 E. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood. After cutbacks forced Adam to quit his syndicated self titled “Adam Carolla Show” broadcast on CBS radio, Adam started “The Adam Carolla Podcast” with only a computer and a microphone from his home office in Feb. 2009. A year later, the podcast was been named iTunes #1 Podcast Of 2009, receives more than five million downloads a month, and has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Entrepreneur, the NY times, and the LA times. His immediate success prompted Adam to launch an entire online network, ACE Broadcasting in February 2010, which produces many of iTunes top podcast. Most recently, Carolla wrapped production on a new NBC pilot with Executive Producer Daniel Kellison, and Jimmy Kimmel. Currently, Adam is writing a novel of his famous rants for Crown Publishing which will hit shelves this fall. Before running his own online empire, Adam hosted the “Adam Carolla Show” broadcast, which aired on CBS radio stations in Los Angeles, Portland and Las Vegas. The four- hour weekday morning program was syndicated in several major markets, including Seattle, Sacramento and Fresno, among others. Carolla wrote, co-produced and stared in the independent boxing feature film The Hammer. The Hammer made its world premiere at the 2007 Tribecca Film Festival in New York. Earlier this year Carolla was seen as a contestant on ABC’s hit reality series “Dancing with the Stars.” Additionally, Carolla has hosted Comedy Central's "Too
Late with Adam Carolla" and starred in TLC's "The Adam Carolla Project," which chronicled the renovation and subsequent sale of his boyhood home. Following brief stints as a skilled carpenter and boxing trainer, he began his career in radio after
answering an ad seeking a boxing instructor to train then radio personality Jimmy Kimmel of KROQ's KEVIN AND BEAN SHOW in Los Angeles. He eventually joined the show's repertoire as Mr. Birchum, a woodshop teacher. Carolla's success on KROQ led to a hosting job on the nationally syndicated radio program "Loveline," with Dr. Drew Pinsky. MTV developed a television version of the show, which was co-hosted by Carolla and Pinsky for five seasons (1996-2000). The duo also authored The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love. With their partner Daniel Kellison, Carolla and Kimmel are the heads of Jackhole Industries and have created and starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, "The Man Show" (1999-2003) and "Crank Yankers" (2002-present). Jackhole Industries also executive produced "Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust," a comedy travel show which aired on Comedy Central, and a reality-based feature film, Windy City Heat,
which won The Comedia Award for Best Film at the 2004 Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival. A native of Southern California, Carolla currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lynette, and their two twins.
Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. This equal
opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio
shows, and she has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,”
“Late Show with David Letterman,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jimmy Kimmel
Live,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Good Morning America.” She was also a
member of the cast of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Season 5.
In 2009, Lisa entered the ranks of comic greats and premiered her
first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” to
tremendous ratings. That same year, her autobiography, “Chocolate,
Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks,” hit bookstores to
Lisa is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts.
She has lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff,
Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few. Plus, she was
honored to serve as roastmaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Larry
the Cable Guy.
Lisa’s second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl,” was nominated for a
Grammy Award for 2007′s Best Comedy Album of the Year. And in 2012,
Lisa was thrilled to be cast as Aunt Josie in the highly anticipated
feature film debut from “Sopranos” creator David Chase entitled, “Not
Fade Away,” starring James Gandolfini. Lisa also starred as a series
regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show. Currently,
Lisa is making a departure from her signature “insult” comedy with her
first developmental theater production, Fat Girl Interrupted, to show a side
of Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.