Greg Fitzsimmons and Josh Gardner


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Show Summary

Adam and the gang welcome Josh Gardner at the top of the show. Adam talks with him about the Man Show writer’s room days, and Josh jumps into his Deaf Frat Guy character. The guys also listen to the infamous Southern California Jewish Center commercial, and Adam looks through some old family photos. Josh then plays a song from his new album, and Adam takes a call from someone pitching a sci-fi novel.

Greg Fitzsimmons joins the show next, and he and Adam discuss the importance of comedians writing their own jokes. Alison then starts up the news, discussing the plea of the elementary school teacher who allegedly molested his students. They also talk about the new legislation that will prevent 911 information from being released to the public.

Later, the guys recall their favorite prank phone calls, and Alison talks about a new movement in the porn industry for its stars to wear condoms. Adam and Greg go on a jag about one-armed pitcher Jim Abbott, and also complain about how many handicap spots there are in certain parking lots. As the show wraps up, Adam takes your tweets for a round of What Can’t Adam Complain About.


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Josh Gardner ‘Tet Tets’
Jim Abbott

Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. CK1

    Winterbush is NOT on iTunes!

  2. big jim
    big jim02-22-2012

    When are these pics of Rod Stewart gonna go viral a la Rick Astley?

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle02-22-2012

      “You just got Rod-rolled.”

    • Boner Sling
      Boner Sling02-23-2012

      They’re way too gay for that…

    • Dietrich

      You sick man! Why further spread that plague!?

  3. Gabe

    As an undercover parking violations officer, I carry an Android now. Its been awhile,but I just plugged back in and am listening to my first podcast while writing parking tix, a user tax… of sorts, you can even call your parking meter now instead of running to it. That’s pretty cool. Im still homeless, but I’m still wearin my Kenneth Coles. Mahalo.

    • CB

      If you’re homeless, where are you posting from? And if you’re claiming a cell phone, where do you charge it?

      Seriously, wtf was that post?

  4. Jose

    Wow – NOTHING makes want to turn off the show like Josh Gardner. Adam is loyal, that is good but Josh you are poor for a reason. You are not funny. I am sure you are a nice guy, if I am in town I would buy you a beer and hang, maybe. I am sure Adam will tell me to kiss his a** and I could do something to myself with an F involved but. Please Adam, just please. I know you want to help a friend but DAM!

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle02-22-2012


    • TheMidsizeLebowski

      I disagree, I was quite amused. Especially during his dutch guy story, I was laughing my ass off. In other news…the roll of consecutive great episodes continues!

  5. Midwest

    Josh Gardner sucks. Its a wonder why he never quite made it…..

    • Justin

      No preliminaries.

  6. Michael Pemulis
    Michael Pemulis02-22-2012

    Bryan, play the “Wow” drop, on yourself, during that sprinkler story. For the director’s cut of the podcast, I mean.

  7. Mijo

    Good stuff aceman. DFG and Fitzdog in one show is almost too much to take. Laughing out loud in my car on the way to work as usual. (Still rockin’ the IS-F btw, thanks to your tip on that car – you should get some scratch from Toyota/Lexus for talking it up).

  8. ABE

    Is this Josh Gardner too? http://youtu.be/zimj3ySGa58 Pretty funny.

  9. Hot Nikks
    Hot Nikks02-22-2012

    I think the far worse crime against humanity perpetrated by Rod Stewart than writing bad songs was posing for photos in man-kinis and banana hammocks. Maybe with years of therapy I’ll be able to un-see that snail trail.

    • Jason

      Exactly… Gotta stop with the RS pics, just blew my lasagna on the computer… Ace, whould YOU look at that during dinner??

  10. Dutch

    Happy 3rd birthday to the Adam Carolla Podcast.

  11. Lor

    Is Josh Canadian??? This is hilarious!

  12. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle02-22-2012

    Hell yeah.

  13. Joe Santos
    Joe Santos02-22-2012

    You’d make a lousy Jew Hunter Adam. Think like a Jew.

    You have a piece of real estate appraised for 3 times what you can sell it for on today’s market, donate it to the Jewish center, and you get a bigger refund than the property was worth in the first place.

    Same with RVs, they cost a fortune new and are worth jack shit used.

    You don’t run the entertainment industry without finding a few RV sized loopholes in the tax code.

    • Unbald BrIan
      Unbald BrIan02-22-2012

      Good call Santos!

    • Pulseczar

      That is a fine argument, except Adam was making fun of this commercial on Loveline in 2000 when the real estate market DIDN’T suck. His points were that it is very Jewey to repeatedly refer to the tax deduction and it is very presumptuous to ask for a piece of land or a boat when most charities will hit you up for $50 a month.

    • CB

      And you don’t believe ‘Jews’ ‘run the entertainment industry’ (which LOVES to SHIT on Jews) without being a gullible tard who takes shit at word value, or fundamentally misunderstands what ‘running an industry’ means. Which is it?

      • Joe Santos
        Joe Santos02-23-2012

        My Jew Hunting senses are tingling.

  14. Dave

    Aceman: “..Should I kiss him?”
    Fitzdog: “I’d rather you suck on my left nipple.”

  15. Greg

    Josh Gardner out of character for DFG is useless, get DFG back in there.

  16. Internet Troll
    Internet Troll02-22-2012

    Seriously no one has brought up Fitzsimmons saying “…Actually I do want to pile on top of Lynette..” yet

  17. Kathy

    Alison: I just want to tell you I think you are doing an awesome job on the Adam Carolla Podcast.

    I was a supporter of yours when he was testing out news reporters and voted for you. You’re smart, well-read and quick-witted. Of course, you’ve been all those things since you started, but I can hear a big difference now in the way you and Adam interact with each other. I can tell you are much more comfortable with him, and Adam is more comfortable with you. You know him better, he knows you better. Not only does that help in the comedic department and the riffing you do throughout the podcast, but your mutual friendliness and warmth comes across. It’s nice to hear.

    • ciga-Rhett

      I voted for Gina (she has an amazing rack and a great laugh, sorry) but I must admit I was wrong. Alison is definitely the best replacement for Teresa. She was the best choice to fill Teresa’s neurotic shoes.
      Though I do miss all the T’s V talk. It just hasn’t clicked as well with A’s V.

  18. tony

    Amother crappy podcast. I only tune in to hear Alison’s voice!!

  19. sockpuppet

    Adam, this garbage with your wife is bullshit, and never do I think of you as more pussy whipped as when you talk about your relationship with her. Instead of complaining that she doesn’t cook, tell her to get her ass moving. See, te argument that she has a lot to do is crap when you guys have a maid and a nanny and the twins are in preschool. If your wife’s primary job is in the home, then she needs to do her job. I am speaking as a housewife and stay at home mother. I didn’t even know how to cook when I got married, but I learned how to cook from scratch instead of microwaving some junkfood out of the freezer. My husband works his ass off everyday to take care of his family, which means I do all of the cooking and cleaning and child-rearing. Period. He helps when he has extra time or energy, but that is not often, and I don’t blame him. If I start falling down on the job, he lets me know, and he has every right to. He’s essentially paying my salary. I don’t have a maid, I don’t have a nanny, and I even have to homeschool right now because my daughter has a disability. Get your primadonna wife off her lazy ass. Seriously.

    • ciga-Rhett


    • PB

      Agree. Ace needs to kick her ass and make her work. Lose the nanny and start cooking and cleaning. For the sake of the daughter’s future husband, he needs to whip her into shape.

  20. Chris

    This was the best episode in a long time. I had to try hard to keep from laughing out loud multiple times in my office. Just dynamite. I especially love the part where the 3 year old did it to herself.

  21. leroy Johansson
    leroy Johansson02-22-2012

    L.A. is going to run the porn industry out of the state. I think that must be their goal. I refuse to watch porn with condoms. Its suppose to be a fantasy. Why not mandate porn with fat chicks. Would have the same effect, major turn off

  22. Russ

    Porn with condoms is horrible. Another case of LA chasing business away for stupid reasons

  23. Nick

    Josh is amazing! Haters of Josh are insane!

  24. Eric

    Good show. Gonna have to miss tomorrows show with Uber-Doushbag Bill Maur

  25. BIRDY

    In the words of Dana Gould; Josh Gardner is about as funny as a dead baby’s toybox…

  26. robx46

    LOL! ACEman on quite a streak with that shirt! But he does mix it up. One day some red T peeks through, next day some grey T showing, but today very daring with no T underneath. At this point I just expect “shirt of the week”, hope he stays consistent.

  27. flapsteak

    The pictures were probably taken for insurance purposes. So that in case the house burned down, all the quality items could be replaced.

  28. flapsteak

    Deaf Frat guy is insane and the album is great.

  29. Josh

    Wait…a liberal was a guest on the show so I gotta bitch and complain like libs do when a conservative is on the show…nah it’s pathetic when libs do that.

  30. Brody licks....
    Brody licks....02-22-2012

    If it wasn’t for Brody Stevens, Josh, YOU would be the WORST comic alive.

  31. Smeghed

    Alison needs to be quiet when Adam and Grapefruit are making funny

  32. Sara Jay
    Sara Jay02-22-2012

    I like the def frat guy schtick, but Josh Gardner sucks besides that. His songs are not funny, despite Adam’s kind words.

  33. HotBlackDesoto

    A few points:

    1. A great week of shows this week.
    2. The Jewish Center commercial would have been great had Dawson been hired to read it.
    3. The fact that Cheryl Tiegs lackluster performance and practically self dismissal proves Adam’s point that hot blonde chicks don’t dance for anyone. (I know she’s old and worn out looking now, but old habits are hard to break)
    4. Josh Gardner’s songs are kind of funny, but Deaf Frat Guy is money! That’s why Adam doesn’t want him to open his live shows with it. DFG just might take over, after all Larry the Cable Guy is just a character of Dan Whitney’s and it has made him millions.

  34. eric c.
    eric c.02-22-2012

    lol@ ace doing a live read for gamefly

  35. malcolm

    OH MY FUCKIN’ GOD!!!!! that picture of Adam and his sister + inscription! It made me laugh and want to cry. It perfectly illustrates what Adam’s been describing about his parents/grandparents attitude towards their kids. I’m so sorry how you were raised Adam. But now you’re a millionaire, I hope that makes up for it.
    Also, great show.

  36. bob

    Adam looks so sleepy lately.

  37. Dutchie

    I love Josh Gardner. Good times.
    Great story about the Dutch bouncer. I don’t know whether it was a real story but it sounds pretty accurate. Northern Europeans who work in the ‘club scene’ in Spain are fucking douchebags. Usually they are college dropouts or meatheads stuck in a state of permanent adolescent. There is nothing more demoralizing than working in the tourism industry at the Spanish coast; just an unending stream of fucking drunken Irish, Brits, Dutch, Germans, and Scandinavians flown in on cheap easyjet tickets.

  38. Matt

    Fitzsimmons is always a great guest

    • Justin


  39. Douche Bagel
    Douche Bagel02-23-2012

    You people are f’n crazy! Jeff Gardner is hilarious!

  40. donewithidiots

    Fitzdog is always disgusting in a good way. Have to agree with the lasagna editorial. We’ve got a generation or so of lazy females.

  41. theMisterLister

    Gay porn has TONS of laws about how it is done. Greg you are a fool. This message was brought to you from the inside of a gay porn studio.

  42. hudabelle

    So since Josh is “opening” for you in Seattle that means we can arrive late and we won’t miss anything?!?!

  43. Dave

    what? you think Adam won’t appreciate the kiss and nipple comment? he never reads the message board anyways.. or does he? either way it’s funny so post the damn comment already. sheesh.

  44. Izzy

    ‘Tet Tets’ is hysterical. More Josh Gardner! And next time he is on the podcast, please ask him about ‘Gerhard Reinke’s Wanderlust.’ That show was friggin fantastic!!!

  45. Jizzlobber

    so Ace thinks Bob Dylan is a hack and Josh Gardner is good enough to have on the podcast playing music? Could there be a shittier critic of music than the Aceman. You can tell just how bad Josh was when Ace asked him to play along with a jingle and he couldnt figure out 1 chord of it……to quote Walter from the Big Lebowski “YOURE OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE” Aceman!!!!!! you should not be allowed to even say the word music, let alone talk about it. Josh is a hack in the hackiest form of comedy and music.. that genre is so fucked out, it was fucked out when Adam Sandler was doing it a million times better 20 years ago. I still want to bang Alison though, that girl is fine

    • Walter Sobchak
      Walter Sobchak02-23-2012

      If you’re going to quote something, at least get it right.

      “…you’re out of your element!”

  46. Theo

    Holy Shit, “Tet Tets.” “Tet tets.” So, fucking, funny.

  47. Blake

    Josh Gardner sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Yossarian

    Josh Gardner is kind of a one-trick pony with DFG. His songs all suck. Fitzsimmons was LESS annoying and creepy than usual. Those sad photos make me pity Adam and his sister.
    Not sure WHAT Lynnette does – she doesn’t have a job, and the nanny, maid, gardener do all the work around the house. :\

  49. Jessiey

    I’ve been trying to listen to this podcast for three days but I can’t get past the Dutch bouncer story. I just keep listening to it over and over again. That’s gotta be a character somewhere.

  50. attack_crows

    In the picture, Fitz looks like a young Bob Newhart.

  51. Brad

    Greg Fitzsimmons has to ask permission to continue a funny bit in progress because Bryan thinks it’s time to move on and won’t stop playing bell drops? What the f*ck is wrong with this picture? Adam, it’s time to shitcan the morning zoo format and let the guests be funny without interruption from intern-level staff.

  52. paddym

    Josh Gardner: still unfunny

  53. Corey

    I live in Regina, and I do love it. It’s the city that rhymes with fun!

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