The Daily Wire made a stunning announcement on Tuesday night at their Backstage Live event in Nashville, TN. Adam Carolla will launching a new comedy show with The Daily Wire platform and Jay Leno is to be his first guest.
The Daily Wire has been making a fresh foray into the culture landscape, and their latest spate of offerings, including Carolla's new comedy show, reflects their desire to be a major player in that cultural space. The Daily Wire, co-founded by Ben Shapiro and Jeremy Boreing, is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
The outlet features The Michael Knowles Show, The Matt Walsh Show, Candace and Daily Wire Backstage, as well as The Ben Shapiro Show, one of the largest podcasts in the country.
Carolla said at the announcement, "…we're going to call it a 'truth gallery' because I tend to get fired up on stage by my comedian friends… I go out and do my 10 minutes of stand up at the start… we'll do a quick interview of Jay or whoever the guest is."
The comedian and podcaster added, "And at some point, we'll pull balls out of the hopper. Now before the show, everyone writes one word down on a ball, just a single word on a ball, it'll go into a hopper and a be like lotto. And the guest will pull the ball, read the word, and I'll do an improvised stand up set on that one word with an assist (from the guest)."
Carolla hosts The Adam Carolla Show, which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records in 2011.
Carolla is no stranger to media. He co-hosted the syndicated radio call-in program Loveline from 1995 to 2005 as well as the show’s television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000. He was the co-host and co-creator of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and the co-creator and a regular performer on the television show Crank Yankers (2002–2007). He hosted The Adam Carolla Project, a home improvement television program which aired on TLC in 2005 and The Car Show on Speed TV in 2011.
Carolla has also appeared on the network reality television programs 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 New York Times bestseller status.