Kevin James and Dave Dameshek


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Show Summary

Adam opens the show with tons of complaining about his weekend: not being able to use the airport lounges, terrible first class food, and even a cancelled flight. He also talks with Dave Dameshek about a guy traveling the world with a yoga mat, and which fruit should be reign supreme above all others. Shek then talks about the Olympics, football, and the creep of the week.

Adam welcomes LA Mayoral candidate Kevin James to the podcast next. The guys commiserate over the terrible job that Villaraigosa is doing in Los Angeles, and Adam tries to figure out what his political future will be. Alison then starts up the news discussing the decision to edit out part of the Olympic opening ceremony, and the show wraps up with a rant about Ryan Seacrest, and Dane Cook’s own controversy.


Support today’s guest by visiting http://KevinJamesForMayor.com

You also follow Dave on Twitter @Dameshek, and visit his site http://DaveDameshek.NFL.com

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. Connard

    I’d like to clear the air, Big Fan. I’m a Big big fan of Dave Dameshek.

    • Bobman

      “Oh, thank thank, thank you very much, that’s very nice.”

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012

      Over 300 lbs.?

    • Dan Penny
      Dan Penny07-30-2012

      Can I just say this, Big fan. Loved all of it. Battle Bots, Port-a-Juggy. Just stellar work.

    • Justin

      What do you like about Dameshek? I’m genuinely curious. I can’t think of a single redeeming feature of the man.

      • Mark J
        Mark J08-01-2012

        Homespun charm and a quick whit. Mixed with that crazy accent that cracks me up. He’s a talented guy who knows what he’s in the room for. Did I mention the lists are always random yet creative.

        • Justin

          Homespun charm? Knows what he’s in the room for? Perfect. Any other cliches you wanna use? Maybe “keeps it real” or “brings a lot to the table”?

          What is with you Shektards? The man must have done something to connect with you early in life, because in the past year, I haven’t gotten a single smile from him.

          It’s spelled “wit.” And that’s not what “random” means. You want to use “unexpected.”

    • Adam F
      Adam F07-31-2012

      Also a big fan of Dave! One of the best recurring guests on the show!! Other great guests include Kevin Nealon, Brian Cranston, Lisa Lampanelli, Artie Lang/Nick DiPalo. Keep up the great work, Aceman!

  2. Joe

    Complaining about airline food? Man Adam’s really not afraid to go there!

  3. Vegas

    I don’t know if it’s because it’s an election year that this podcast is becoming more and more an angry Right-Wing talk podcast, but I am about to cancel my podcast subcription. Republicans drove this country into a ditch Adam, the economy has only been going up since Obama took over, with republicans dragging their feet the whole way to keep it from improving while Obama is in office. You’re listening to Fox news and Rush, and they lie.

    • Honey Badger
      Honey Badger07-30-2012

      @Vegas – Nobody cares if you cancel your subscription. Nobody else cares about what you have to say. The only thing people care about is that you stay out of the way. Go cry somewhere else.

      • ALC

        I care. I would like to hear what he has to say. ‘Honey Badger’, please stay out of the way of ‘Vegas’ comments. Thanks,

    • Ribbit

      Try listening. You might learn something.

    • wow

      “the economy has only been going up”

      always has been true, you just can’t fix stupid

    • Chad

      I was thinking the same thing. This podcast doesn’t put me into a good mood. It’s all these uber right wing radio talking points Adam keeps parroting. It’s not that it’s just annoying. It’s that most of what he’s saying is untrue, or at least a very limited view.

      He’s so funny. But politics are not for Adam. He’s expressed forever about being dumb. Politics seems to be the only place where I agree.

      • ryan

        So he’s dumb with regard to politics because his views don’t align with yours?

      • Big E
        Big E07-31-2012

        Really Chad? This sounds right wing to you? Go boycott a Chick-Fil-A

    • Mike

      You are so lost. Cancel and go away. Keep telling yourself the economy is getting better and that Fox lies. At least your your fellow lost libtards will agree with you. Google the word Libertarian, that is what Adam is if you feel the need to label him.

      • Sean

        Jesus, the Rush Limbaugh impersonation is getting fucking old. It’s also attracting a pretty unsavory element of listener, apparently.

        Even if Adam were spouting political opinions that I agreed with 100% of the time, it would get old almost immediately. He just sounds bitter and angry all the time. Not funny angry, either.

        • RonK

          Agreed. Keep it funny, Adam. Skip the politics.

          • Shaun

            I don’t mind him talking politics even though I don’t agree with most of his views… it’s the angry yelling and screaming for a half hour that I don’t like. I want to be entertained, not have a headache.

    • Defrost

      Do you recall that Obama had the House majority and a filibuster proof senate for the first 2 years of his presidency? Exactly what policies were the Republicans holding up during that time? I am not a fan of Republicans, but it is simply incorrect to say Obama’s presidency has been hampered by stonewalling Republicans.

      • Vegas

        If you don’t have at least 60 seats in the senate, which they didn’t, the other party can filibuster anything. And they did. The republicans have filibustered more in the last 4 years then any other time in history. Google it.

    • zaim

      just ’cause you’re getting foodstamps doesn’t mean the economy is getting better

    • Kaladar

      Spoken like a true left-winger drinking the Kool-aid the LEFTIST media is offering.

      ALL politicians are lying, conniving, self-serving ass-holes doing what they can for THEMSELVES.


    • Patrick

      Please unsubscribe. I disagree with you 100%.

    • Greybush

      You clearly know nothing about economics.

    • Wow

      You are a truly stupid individual. 2000s had great economic growth and 4% unemployment. Housing bubble was Democratic creation which Bush tried to fix. Dems took over the House in 2006 and we’ve been down ever since. Obama has more unemployed, more on the dole, more in poverty by number and percentage than any US president ever. But that drove into a ditch phrase is so crazy. Moron.

      • Wow

        Catchy*. Not crazy.

      • Chad

        Um, sort of. Deregulation under Clinton did contribute to the housing bubble for sure. But the economy has been growing since 2009. Sorry guys, Obama doesnt own a time machine, and he didnt run the deficit up with two wars, tax breaks for the wealthy, all during a down economy.

        However–neither side really did much to fix this. If you seriously believe Fox new, enjoy that. They are well documented liars, so just keep believing.

      • Guy McG
        Guy McG07-31-2012

        Wow, you really need to take a step back and read what you just wrote. The level of brainwashing apparent in your writing is shocking. I understand that they probably have Fox News on in the background all day at the batting cages while you’re trying to work, but you need to find a way to disengage yourself before you go bananas. Compare your childish, impudent response to the reasoned and thoughtful response of Chad. Consider his ability to think critically and compare it to your blind devotion to the letter R. And then remember back to school and how terrible you were at it. Think about how bad your grades were. And then consider whether you should be broadcasting your uninformed opinions or calling people morons.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012


    • tajitj

      Your first problem is you somehow pay to listen here?

      Easy to make GDP go up when you borrow over a TRILLION dollars every year. Take an economics class douche nozzle.

    • Phil

      Please hurry and go.

    • RonK

      I’m with you @Vegas – My job has too much political subject matter already, I listen to Adam to laugh. I keep punching the +10 second advance on the ACE app… hoping we’ll get past it.

  4. Zaheen

    So happy that Shek is making regular appearances, Shek and Adam together like it was always meant to be

  5. Sluggh

    Shek is one of the most reliably entertaining guests on this ‘cast.

    • Mark

      Routinely throughout the day I hear Shek’s voice in my head saying “PRIMANTI’S!”. And the creep of the week song rules.

  6. Silent Running
    Silent Running07-29-2012

    Awwwww, look. The douche is doing his bestest douche face.

    They grow up so fast.

    • Nodz

      Youre the creep of the week!!!!!

  7. Matt

    LOVE YOU DAVE DAMESHEK! Greatest part of this podcast for me

  8. matt szczerba
    matt szczerba07-29-2012

    Dave Dameshek on again? he’s not that good a guest that he should be on so often.

    • R

      Hey retard, it shouldn’t surprise you. He’s on once a week; It’s a set thing.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012

      I tend to agree with you but he seems to have a lot of fans. Adam likes him so I just grin and bear-it.

    • Jane Moore
      Jane Moore07-30-2012

      He’s crashing on the couch in the studio lounge right now. He’s between apartments.

  9. Kopema

    Adam Carolla lives his whole life in Monty Python’s cheese shop.

    • Michael

      Hah!, Too funny, it is so true.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012

      I’m afraid we’re fresh out.

      • May Kadoode
        May Kadoode07-30-2012

        Albatross! Oops, wrong sketch…

        • Poochie's Uncle
          Poochie's Uncle07-31-2012

          What flavor is it?

  10. Miles L. Berman
    Miles L. Berman07-29-2012

    Para-psychologists need to study this show. Adam keeps having coincidences like the time he chose the Blues Travelers song, and then received a letter from John Popper moments later. And earlier today, after literally 6 months off, I decided, on a whim to do yoga…fast forward to me clicking on today’s show to see a yoga mat as one of the images, WTF is going on! I THINK ADAM MIGHT BE JESUS CHRIST.

    • Sandy E.
      Sandy E.07-31-2012

      Perhaps he is, but at least we can all rest easy knowing that unlike Jesus, he wouldn’t gouge the elderly.

    VIVA LA RAZA07-30-2012

    What a sorprize. More white people as guests. When will Adam the racest have a guest that is not white? NEVER becaus he is racest and that is why I like SModcast the most

    • Devbo

      You need to learn how to spell.

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode07-30-2012

      Sorprizing that you’d come back after last week…

    • zender

      He has Alonzo Bodden on all the time. Not too many latinos or flips though – well not a big surprise there.

    • Steeew

      Keep tuning in to find out! In the meantime, VIVA LA 2nd grade level SPELLING!!

  12. Paul

    Listen Dave, when you are on the show shut the fuck up unless spoken to. Tired of you trying to upstage Adam, annoying as you are.

    In addition, please stop leaving self-love responses on this message board. NOBODY likes you. You are not fooling anyone.

    Finally, your section is the worst part of the show and should be replaced with a loop of ducks quacking. You Suck!

    • ShekRepublic

      Hey leave Dave alone, he rocks. I’m heading to buy some spicy mustard right now.

      PS – this was not posted by Dave, I swear.

  13. javier varela jr
    javier varela jr07-30-2012

    great to hear dave dameshek on the show, “CREEP.”

  14. 3rd Mijo
    3rd Mijo07-30-2012

    I stared at the pic of Kevin James for a few minutes before I realized it wasn’t the fat guy on King of Queens

    • J Rock 1970
      J Rock 197008-01-2012

      and are we really giving him a free pass on that “RAP” song he tried to shove on us?

  15. R

    Holy shit Ace, you have no fucking clue about Water Polo. You’ve got to be over 6’5 and strong as fuck, and a super strong swimmer…first time you’ve ever offended me, and it’s over water polo, lol.

    • ShekRepublic

      Water polo? What next, badminton? Oh wait….

    • Duck Manson
      Duck Manson07-31-2012

      Adam don’t know much shit. Certainly nothing about sports and music.

    • J Rock 1970
      J Rock 197008-01-2012

      I agree, at my high school, it was cooler to be on the water polo team than the football team…as far as conditioning was concerned, the football coaches used water polo team as an example of a standard to strive for.

  16. Meh

    On the bonus cast, Carolla talked about his antenna going up when something is out of the ordinary, like his dad wanting to come see him at a live show, then announcing that he wanted to play the horn. Got the same feeling when I saw that Kevin James was on the show, I was like what’s going on here, famous people don’t come on this show, and then the picture started to become less hazy as I figured out it was LA mayoral candidate Kevin James.

  17. Back sack& Ass crack
    Back sack& Ass crack07-30-2012

    Great,Shek again! What next…..Bonaduce?

  18. andrew deen
    andrew deen07-30-2012

    i get the point but good lord i feel bad for waiters/waitresses or airline stewardesses that have to deal with adams angry millionaire ass

  19. Go Shek
    Go Shek07-30-2012

    HAHA go damashek! Good job calling out adam on his HORRIFIC music taste. Loving the damashek he actually goes to the trouble of making a show out of it. Great stuff.

  20. Ledgewood

    Paging Dr. Funny.

  21. amitiel

    If I were a flight attendant and Adam Carolla boarded a flight I was working, I’d hang myself in the lavatory. Airlines have got to have a flyer with Adam’s picture on it posted everywhere for their employees that start with “If you see this man…”

  22. Dolphin Shorts
    Dolphin Shorts07-30-2012

    Hit it Bald!

    • Stan

      yup…. that’s what dave says…..

  23. mike

    Man. It’s now gotten to the point where I don’t even bother downloading the shows with Dameshek. Sorry Ace, but I just can’t take anymore.

    • James Yarbrough
      James Yarbrough07-31-2012

      Hell yeah, if Dave’s on the pod cast I pass. That guy isn’t funny and annoying as piss.

      • Anthony

        Could not agree more. If Dameshek is on I just skip it. Not funny and lame.

  24. thatcanadiandude

    Air Canada food is awful for everything food wise aceman. its owned by the government!

  25. Marco

    Dameshek S U C K S !!!!!
    He is such a blowhard, with nothing to back it up with. I can’t stand his referring to himself in the third person…Who the hell does that?
    Uhhh, I know. Unfunny morons
    Please Adam, dial the Dameshek appearances back. I can stomach him once maybe twice a month, but not every week. Please!!!!

  26. Lord

    The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd, 2009 it was actually January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:

    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!

    Remember that day…January 3rd, 2007… was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? Answer; the part where the Democrats were in charge.

    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment…to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCO’S! The DOW is back up, but that is due to wholesale FIRING OF EMPLOYEES TO INCREASE BOTTOM LINE PROFITS !!!

    BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy. Barney blocked it and called it a “Chicken Little Philosophy” (and the sky did fall!)

    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?
    Answer; OBAMA

    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
    Answer; OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!

    So when someone tries to blame Bush……


    Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.
    Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.

    In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget.

    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

    Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:
    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for, and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

    • GOD

      Lord…. I’m working this side of the internets.

    • May Kadoode
      May Kadoode07-30-2012

      Longest message ever my Lord…

    • Joshua Harman
      Joshua Harman07-31-2012

      Lord, don’t ruin a good communist story with the facts!

    • chuckie gorman
      chuckie gorman08-02-2012

      what about the surplus that Bush inherited from Clinton? where did that go?

    • Steve

      “what about the surplus that Bush inherited from Clinton? where did that go?”

      i swear none of you idiots think for yourself.

  27. Laurie

    Curious what you finally ate while in Buffalo? Thanks for a great show.

  28. Patrick

    Love me some Shek –

    Now on to Adam:
    How can he complain that the Government is too intrusive and into everything and ruining our lives and then turn around and tell us we need a government department filled with psychiatrist and sociologists that are going to tell us how to live. (how’s that for a nice run-on sentence).

    I just listened to his weekend podcast with Dr Drew so this reference might be a day old.

  29. Bob

    “the economy has only been going up since Obama took over…”

    By what possible metric? Unemployment is still higher than it was when Obama took office, in spite of the disastrous “stimulus” package. And it would be even higher than the official number if underemployed people and those who’ve stopped looking for work were included. Obama’s utter lack of understanding about economics has been a primary contributor to this lingering slump. He continues to operate under the delusion that government is the source of economic prosperity, rather than a parasite that impedes it. The sooner he gets kicked out of office, the sooner the country can get back to work.

    Go ahead, bring up the tired “you must listen to Fox News and Rush” thing. Oh wait, you already did. It’s amazing that liberals can never argue numbers or facts, they just make stuff up (like the economy “going up”) and sling tired accusations of Fox and Rush at anyone who injects some reality into the discussion.

    • RoyalDryness

      I can’t begin to understand why people felt like the stimulus was “disastrous.” When it was Bush’s idea and it narrowly propped up greedy Wall Street firms who bet the house on risky investments, the right was all over it, screaming that they were “too big to fail.” Yet a stimulus package that was aimed at aiding regular people and created jobs and allowed schools to continue to operate they were against it, even though it was their idea.

      I can’t totally disagree with the notion that government is the source of economic prosperity, but it certainly can institute policies that ensure the largest possible group of citizens share in the prosperity. It can also act as an economic referee ensuring that no one group, industry or economic sector unfairly takes advantage of another. The biggest reason that our economy fell was due to deregulation and lax enforcement. Business and corporations are by nature amoral, owing nothing to society only to stakeholders in the form of profit. That doesn’t mean that business is bad, but it does mean that corruptable humans can cross the line and put profit above the best interests of society. When enough corporations and businesses do this we end up with jobs being outsourced, products being overpriced, and billions in profits somehow translating into ZERO dollars in taxes (i.e. GE).

      As for the statement, “The sooner he gets kicked out of office, the sooner the country can get back to work,” if the country in question is China, India, or Bangladesh then I agree, Mitt Romney will definitely institute policies that stimulate employment and the availability of jobs. Mitt Romney’s stated plan is to more or less take the policy decisions that led to the economic collapse and institute them as the solution. That would be like me trying to treat your bullet wound in the arm by shooting you in the leg. I am thoroughly disappointed with the first term of Barack Obama and frankly have little faith that he will do what’s necessary to put this country on a sustainable path of growth but I know that Mitt Romney will take what little growth and momentum that has been built during President Obama’s first tem, shit all over it and throw it off a cliff. Remember, the policies of the right that were instutituted under President Bush took nearly all 8 years of his presidency to manifest themselves and completely unravel the almost decade worth of growth that preceded it. How long before Mitt Romney undoes what’s been done. 6 months?

  30. J-Roc

    Finally, someone is cutting out the noise….

  31. Klineman

    Finally, someone brought up Adam’s terrible taste in music. Loved the show and loving Shek.

    • jpg

      Sheck is f’ing annoying but he did win some points with that one…

  32. legendary burro
    legendary burro07-30-2012

    Daves of thunder remember that?

    • Mark J
      Mark J07-30-2012

      I’lll be your sink

  33. Jane Moore
    Jane Moore07-30-2012

    “What is the deal with airline peanuts?…”

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012

      “Men don’t care what’s on TV, they only care what else is on TV.”

      • May Kadoode
        May Kadoode07-31-2012

        So true!

  34. Nodz

    OMG, the swimmers win, like, 7 medals while the US basketball team only gets 1… Hey – maybe the millions of dollars, truckloads of high-class trim and general recognition that the basketball players get every day is an acceptable compromise?

    Totally agree about the bobsled/luge/skeleton. Fuck off, its just sledding…

    Also, big fan…

  35. Patrick Green
    Patrick Green07-30-2012

    Someone please tell Adam that “first wave” doesn’t mean: First wave of 80’s music. It means early new wave. New wave is synth pop which include the heavy use of synthesizers. YOU’RE LISTENING TO THE WRONG STATION!!! Ughhh.

  36. Dan Flynn
    Dan Flynn07-30-2012

    “you cannot do much better than a live Offspring show”

    (sigh) Adam….come on bud.

  37. Gafzini

    Ha – I’m having chicken parm for lunch as I listen to this. Good ol’ chicken parm.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012

      Love the red sauce.

  38. David

    Shek can’t be beat. I am surprised by comments here that say anything other than THANK YOU! You know, there are a lot of creeps out there. Annoying voice?! That title belongs to Gregg Proops.

    Keep Shek. Quite being an angry right-winger – or at least keep it to yourself. The nation is tired of Bush and his policies. Cut taxes for the rich? Well, they are at a record low, and we’re in a ditch. Let’s put them back to where they were in the 60’s when we went to the moon – 60-80%? Wait, the democrats are proposing 38%? Sounds fucking reasonable. Get over it rich white guys – no one is taking your cars or your yacht. We are proposing that we do something we’ve done before that works. Not do something we just did that created a recession.

    • ryan

      “The nation is tired of Bush and his policies”

      I didn’t realize you were speaking on behalf of all Americans. Why stop at 80%, why don’t you tax ‘rich white guys’ at 99%, I’m sure they’ll continue to work just as hard and the private innovations we’ve enjoyed in this country will keep going.

      The nation is tired of your moronic economic reasonings….

    • Higgs

      Ahh, the words of a good, obedient “progressive”. You are aware that Bush has been out of office for 3 1/2 years, right? “Rich, white guys” Love that class warfare. Right out of the “progressive” playbook. It would be so refreshing if one of you progressives would actually think about the things you say instead of just reciting from the script. It’s funny, you people are like an Obama tribute band. Just belch out the hits while the crowd goes wild.

    • zender

      I’m in the 1%. With my group, we earn 17% of all the income in America and pay 37% of all the income taxes. Yes, true, when you factor in SS, state tax plus all the other taxes that sneak into your utility bills and purchases, the number drops to 25%, but still, I’m waaaaay over my fair share. Don’t tax me any more, but don’t tax the 99% either. Stop spending on defense and entitlements. Fuck it, so we get rammed by a plane every now and then. Better than more taxes. So, a poor person dies in the street with no health insurance, fuck it.

      • Shaun

        I call BS on this one. From what I learned from this podcast, guys in the top 1% don’t have time for message boards. That’s for middle of the road slackers like me! Their too busy working and making 1% money.

  39. Tony Kundmann
    Tony Kundmann07-30-2012

    Great to hear Shek on a regular basis!!

  40. Taylor

    ‘Hi I’m Adam Carolla and I wear the same shirt everyday’

    I actually have that shirt too… its from J Crew.


    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-30-2012

      We’ve gone over the shirt thing ad-nauseam.
      Someone else please explain the shirt thing to this ‘tard.

  41. Steve Hatchett
    Steve Hatchett07-30-2012

    Shek! Don’t disrespect it or shit will hectic real quick!

  42. Admiral Kent
    Admiral Kent07-30-2012

    Can we get a ringtone of Dameshek’s creepy pedophile laugh?

  43. derrick

    Dameshek is always great.

  44. Scott

    I know this was a political guest but this might have been the least funny Carolla podcast I have listened to.

  45. Jimbo5300

    When I first looked at the picture of Kevin James….I’m thinking, wow did he get a facelift or something…I don’t even recognize him. Then I read & realized it wasn’t the “King of Queens” guy.

  46. Higgs

    An Adam sandwich with two slices of Mike.

  47. Justin

    The standing challenge remains, Shektards:

    Just cite ONE thing the man has said which made you laugh. I defy you to provide one example.

    Characteristic Shekian unfunniness was the Proust appendage he threw onto Adam’s jag about re-asking the same question. Not funny, not clever, not original. A tag-on, which Adam had to clean up with a sly joke about Greg Proops.

    He’s a haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

    • Gregers

      Enjoyed his setup to first creep of the week on this pod when Candace Bailey felt his sweaty back. Laughed when he described himself as “dewey.”

      Ace also gets livelier when Dameshek is in the studio.


      • Justin

        There it is. Gregers laughed at “dewey (sic).” That’s funny, to a Shek fan. Okay.

        Well played, Gregers.

  48. Billy

    First, I enjoy me some Dameshek. Hilarious. Second, when Allison laughs, I am endlessly entertained. Love it.

  49. Juan

    Kevin James is the man, he’s gunna save LA! I liked that song he had btw, Carolla’s music taste is way off!

  50. Rick

    1- Dave is a terrible sports guy and luke-warm kinda funny.

    2- “Kevin James” has to be putting on an act because I know that embarrassing piece of crap song wasn’t real. YES Villaraigosa is bad and now this dude scares me. He seem to like the spotlight quite a bit.

    3- Sounds like Adam is getting less funny and more preachy (than usual). I hate people having to politize everything. Who cares about Left and Right, let just worry about improvement, well being and for shits sake how about more funny!!! Obama and Romney aren’t gonna do crap for you, if you wanna this country to improve, it starts with improving yourself. Let’s not rely on a politician or a party. Team America Fuck Yeah!

  51. Dave


    there is a little known thing you can carry in your wifes car…its called an ipod. you could listen to all your crappy alt early 80’s bands you love so much.

    this may help your weekly bitching about turning on the sirius 80’s channel

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-31-2012

      Why do you listen to Adam?
      I listen to here him complain and rant about meaningless stuff.

      • chuckie gorman
        chuckie gorman08-02-2012

        i think it’s the fact that he complains about the same thing every week, instead of just fixing it.

  52. Mike

    Keep up the political talk I love it!! Don’t listen to the haters

  53. matt

    Dameshek is horrible

  54. TS

    Episode seems to be incomplete?

  55. John O'Callaghan
    John O'Callaghan07-30-2012

    Ugh, another right-wing suck fest? Thanks for the heads up. I’ll pass.

  56. Dave

    If you want to get into the lounge, always wear suit and tie.

    Just flash the card or ticket as you walk by the desk or ask a question like “is the 10:30 to Montreal on time” as you head for a seat.

    Never ask can I go in, or does this card or ticket let me in.

    Act like you belong in there.

    If U show up wearing a plaid shirt, short pants and a back pack; your not getting in.

  57. Autumn

    Coffee Cake used to be so lovely… I haven’t found basic coffee cake in years. I will never know why they change things. I would be so mad if I got Chicken Parm. that wasn’t chicken parm.

  58. SM

    Ace man,

    Why no respect for water polo? Water polo is a toughness sport. You swim constantly trying to put a ball in a goal on the other end of the pool while trying to drown the other team and they you. As much activity as you see above the water, below the surface there’s punching, kneeing, finger and toe breaking and any other dirty tactic you can get away with without the ref seeing. It’s a sport where if you’re not fouling or being fouled, you’re not trying. That’s just part of the game. You know the statue of Atlas holding up the world at the L.A. Coliseum? It’s modeled after a football player, right? Wrong; the statue was modeled after a multi-Olympic-medal winning U.S. water polo player.


    • Ken

      Great Point. I thought the same thing when Adam was ranting.

      Water polo requires every muscle to be used.

      It is a tough sport and few can play it.

      I think Adam was trying to do his skit on the naming of the sport and not so much the athletes.

  59. Ram Punchington
    Ram Punchington07-30-2012

    Let me guess, Adam will bitch about Los Angeles and blah blah blah.

    No need to download this one. Pass.

  60. mildly amused
    mildly amused07-30-2012

    Shek is awesome!

  61. May Kadoode
    May Kadoode07-30-2012

    Adam kind of looks like he’s got one chambered (a #2 not a #Goo)

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-31-2012

      I think he just felt Dameshek’s sweaty back.

  62. Boych

    Thank you Dave! Someone finally mentioned the music thing. It drives me crazy. It’s pretty simple, ‘just ‘cuz you don’t like it, don’t mean it’s bad’. New country music drives me bonkers, but it doesn’t mean it’s not good.

    Love the show!!

  63. guy

    how can you pay $1500 for a plane ticket, and bitch about not getting free drinks in an airport lounge. carolla is such a cheap fucker.

  64. heapoftears

    if all you retards are through crying about your personal politics… could we get an answer why the podcast just shuts off and is incomplete? Am I the only one going to ask or the only one that is having the problem on the website and the itunes app. is dawson fucking this up or is it that augus fuck up? I am sure the fuck up belongs to someone named “mike”…

  65. is there a leak??
    is there a leak??07-30-2012

    It’s time for a STATE OF THE UNION address for the podcast….


    You are becoming a WAREHOUSE and no longer a FACTORY for comedy…

    This show is better when there is a conversation, you screaming for the fist 25 minutes of the show without any other points of view is becoming ridiculous. The first class airline issues and someone not making your meals correctly was fine, but it’s becoming boring. I’m not your PD telling you that you have to be the common man and not talk about 1st class travel, but you’ve done that routine, if it happens to you again…”sorry” but you’ve been to that well too many times. This isn’t radio, we’ve heard it. We don’t listen to 15 minutes here and there, we listen to the entire show.

    The old stories….we heard them on Loveline, re-told on the morning show, re-told on the podcast, compiled into a book and still re-told on the podcast. Why would we want access to the archives if every show is devolving to the same topics.

    When Drew comes on, the same stories are re-hashed again and again….Jenny Jones, Dawson’s creek, riding in shitty cars to venues….how much longer can this go on? in a couple years, drew will only be able to talk about remembering the time that you retold a story and how great that was…

    Dameshek – i like dameshek, but Swayze, swayze, swayze.

    I agree with you politically, but that’s not why i’m here. I’m here for comedy. If you wanna open for Glenn Beck in Dallas, that’s fine.

    What Stern was to radio, this show could be for podcast, but not like this.

    The show is better when you are talking to callers, alison reading news or the various games [that don’t seemed to be played as often].

    I had a group of friend that loved the show, but now only 2 of us still listen regularly and i’m starting to ask myself why i still listen.

    Alison is great, Bald Bryan is great, but the pirate ship is taking on water and there is only one man who will end up with the blame…

    • Ken

      Very good points.

      Adam needs to take the money he saves on wardrobe and pay for some writers to mix things up.

      Howard Stern knew that he was a radio personality and hired writers and comics to back him up.

      I sense Adam needs to recognize that he may becoming more of a personality instead of a “comic”.

      I hope Adam has some of his staff read these comments and take them as healthy observations because I like his show and product.

      Keep up the good work.

    • jack

      Very well put. I think Adam does better when somebody can bring him back on topic, or move onto something else as they did on the morning show and LL. When he has autonomous control, as he does now, it seems regress into a lesser show than they developed over the years.

      I’m a huge fan since Birchum days on KROQ so I know what I’m getting when I listen to Adam and I want to hear his complaints and rants, but not about the same stuff everyday.

      I also think Shek is a great on the show and challenging Adam and calling him out when necessary as opposed to Bald Bryan and Allison who generally just stay quiet and try to keep their jobs. Adam doesn’t need a bunch of “yes men” and Shek adds a good element and I think is quick-minded enough to keep up with Adam.

  66. Miguel

    Do it Dave!

  67. Katherine

    I rarely come to comment. Been a long long time Ace listener. Back on the radio here in the bay area, and then on podcast before Ace was on podcast, we were all downloading from the LA radio station to listen. And then a big supporter of the Official Podcast. Okay all my credentials aside.

    I, well gosh, I just dislike Dave Dameshek so much. When Adam Rants and raves I am here for that, but I am just not interested in Dameshek’s overblown falderal. Just screeching in my ear. I was never a fan of his, and never missed him when he was gone. I get that the sports guys seem to love him. And he seems very knowledgeable on the subject. And I love sports talk….just not by him. Sorry. Just felt like if I am going to bitch and whine to my friends, i should at least have placed a vote.

  68. Brett

    Swimming – fringy sport?! How dare you sir – been around since first Olympics. And both of your takes on Water Polo – is fucking ignorant – I’m a swimmer and did some water polo and realized I was way out of my league physically – fucking ACE doesn’t know shit about athletics…Good day sir!

  69. RALPH N A D E R
    RALPH N A D E R07-30-2012

    Get Nader on, got to get him on , mandate get Ralph Nader on all u right wingers. He would destroy your ace in the Hole!

    Ding Ding RALPH NADER will never be on because he would embarrass your ace in the HOLE !

    You should also quit complaining about PC. It happens everyday on this board because your of your tiny brains.

    This comment has been moderated due to criticism of our hero, and your ace in the HOLE.

    Bin Laden is dead because we have a smart guy in charge! He overruled the stupid generals that wanted to drop bombs.

    Gee I wonder what bushie would have done? or mc war? pussies!

  70. Kevin

    Adam Carolla has now worn the SAME SHIRT for the last 5 podcasts in a row. If only he had to pay a little less in taxes he could afford more.

  71. Timothy

    Where the streets of Los Angeles meet the streets of Beverly Hills: http://imgur.com/87cWb

    • Katherine

      That is hysterical!

  72. Shek sux
    Shek sux07-30-2012

    Please, please, please…I beg of you: No more Lameshek. WTF: why is this talentless shit on so often. Go the fuck away!!!!!!!

  73. Dr Bruce
    Dr Bruce07-30-2012

    Adam, I can’t listen to Dameshek anymore. Please stop having him on the show every other day.

  74. BillyBob

    Thanks, Lord. I’m glad someone was able to explain the way things went down. Thanks Obama for the shit storm you created!!!

  75. Just Me
    Just Me07-30-2012

    Kevin James surprised me — came off very natural, quick and on point. Didn’t know till recently he’s gay. That’s gotta help his chances! Hope he sweeps the opposition into a ditch.

  76. Mark J
    Mark J07-30-2012

    First he’s Dr. Funny, then Dr. Mustard, now Taste Accountant! How does Dave do it!? Can’t wait for next weeks Shek appearance. New title for Monday’s show: Dave Dameshek Vanity Project feat. Ace and the Gang

  77. Britton

    Shek is great! Keep it coming. The only reason I can think that someone wouldn’t find him funny is if they’re retarded.

    • Justin

      That’s great, Britton. Now, tell us what he does or says that you find funny. Go on. Do it.

  78. Eric

    The more Dameshek, the better! Adam and Dave have great chemistry.

  79. Sacramento Sam
    Sacramento Sam07-30-2012

    God, this guy sucks. Is he the best choice to beat Villar? Good luck. Sacramento has the same thing – shitty mayor but nobody good enough ran against him and now we get him for four more years.

    Love me some Shek, though.

  80. mcmc

    politics on a comedy podcast, isnt that like chicken pamison without tomato? somebody remind adumb thats hes not a professor or school teacher ,hes a fukin comedian so jus stick to jokes

  81. Nicole

    Not to defend douchey people who feel the need to push their “thing” on everyone around them (that sounds dirtier than I mean it), but the mat the guy is carrying is a Manduka, which starts at about $70 and goes up to over $100. They’re like the Rolls-Royce of yoga mats and make all the difference in your practice. I’m a yoga instructor but I never carry my mat around like a tool, especially on a plane. Check that shit.

  82. Avenge me! Avenge me!
    Avenge me! Avenge me!07-30-2012

    I get the strong impression that if you disagree strongly with Adam about politics, then you won’t be around the podcast for very long.

    Sadly….despite being a comedic riffing genius (and why I still listen to the show most days), Carolla is a moron on politics. He’s painfully ignorant and more frequently a one note arguer about politics. Rarely does he demonstrate any nuance in his arguments which typically are easily disproven right wing talking points. HIs North Hollywood education is shining through and the fact that NO ONE on staff is crapping on his political points (easily done with the most cursorial google searches) makes the show worse. The awkward silence is palpable.

    Adam pounded the media is biased to the left bullshit the other day. The data is in you moron…the US media is SLIGHTLY left of center on most, but not all social issues. And there is no left wing arguments being made in the corporate media on the economy or global politics.

    Sorry Ace, but you really do suck on politics. There are intelligent right wing and left wing arguments, but outside of pot and psychiatry, you NEVER make them.

    • Mike

      if you can’t see the media is heavily biased towards the left YOU are the moron.

  83. Duck Manson
    Duck Manson07-31-2012

    I’d rather listen to a dude jerk off then go to a Offspring concert.

  84. Sasso's Calves
    Sasso's Calves07-31-2012

    For the love of God please no more Dameshek.

  85. The Hoss
    The Hoss07-31-2012

    Someone punch Shek. He’s never been popped in the nose.

  86. bb

    The great thing about podcasts is you don’t have to listen to any given episode. So if you see a right wing douche in a suit and a flag pin you can google him, confirm right wing douche status and just move on to the next episode.

  87. ChicagoCarrollaFan

    Wow this is turned into a message board for freaks to do their political ranting.

  88. doaner

    Chicken parm in 1st class is alfredo instead of tomato? The horror. Thanks for soldiering on, Ace – a lesser man would have just given up.

    Even Shek haters have to admit, he was by far (far, far) the best part of this episode. Also, the best LA/St. Louis Ram to wear this episode’s number on his jersey? Mike Piel. Bring back the Daves.

    • Justin

      Why do Shek haters have to admit that? What did you find funny or entertaining or even not-off-putting about the Shek segments?

      I think Adam’s perfectly right to complain about LA and its politics. This wasn’t recycled, Hannitized news. This was a citizen recognizing that his town is run by crooks. More entertaining, to me, than Shek doing his tired, unclever schtick. Oh, he’s the creep of the week. Twice. Good. And also, fruits.

      • doaner

        Well, I don’t find any Shek off-putting, or I wouldn’t listen. His episodes are the only ACE podcasts I do listen to anymore, though I’ll be thrilled to get back to daily visits to the site when Days of Thunder returns from hiatus. I find much of Shek entertaining, particularly his prepared bits and turns of phrase, like the ‘taste accountant’ and ’you can do as well, but not better’. I find his absolute conviction about the global ranking of his recently consumed peaches funny, as well as his feelings on food (‘I like it.’), Ben Folds’ anatomy (‘That’s why he folds it’. (Juvenile, I know, but I laughed)), the appropriate length for a long-distance relationship (‘She already lived in another country, and she moved further away.’), and ‘playing’ LEGO with a three year old. I certainly don’t deny Ace his right to complain (could anyone? He’d be a mute without complaints) but as other posters have noted, Adam’s stories and complaints are too often repeated.

        • doaner

          Sorry, Daves of Thunder, not Days of Thunder (I knew they should have called it ‘Dave Dameshek Vanity Project starring David Feeney’ – less confusing). Let’s race.

          • Justin

            You’ve just listed seven dreadfully unfunny characteristics — emphasis on tics — of Shek. The first two, however, accurately summarize his schtick: prepared bits and turns of phrase. That’s a problem for someone who’s a bad writer with nothing to say.

  89. SubDude

    LA is doomed if they elect Kevin James. If Villaraigosa is incompetent then, what could an openly gay AM radio show host possibly bring to such a difficult job? The dipshit is running on the “anything but HIM” platform and hasn’t got any qualifications or intelligent plan to run a city. But hey Aceman, this pole smoker is your guy for some strange, inexplicable reason?? Pull your head out of your ass. Trading one incompetent douche for the other incompetent queer isn’t the solution to the problem. It’s no different than the affirmative action president that Carolla constantly complains about. How bout voting for the best qualified candidate instead? I know, it’s a crazy idea but, give it a try!

    It’s a perfect example of exactly how much Carolla knows about politics.

    • Juan

      @subdude Kevin James is a former federal prosecutor, entertainment, lawyer, chariman of AIDS project Los Angeles, and his radio show exposed corruption in LA through the media for decade and effected real reform. he is one of the few politicans w/ real life credentials. and hes published many of his plans and ideas to fix LA, http://www.kevinjamesformayor.com unlike anyone else running for that office. your the uninformed dip shit you should do some research

  90. Justin

    Did anyone else think this was going to be actor Kevin James?

  91. Brett

    As a non LA resident it is a little boring to listen to ACE and mayoral candidate discuss LA issues.

  92. Steve

    Love that Dave!

  93. Jim

    I like Dave. More sports talk and less, trying to be funny. Can’t wait for NFL to start!!! Its a free podcast, you can’t beat that price.

  94. CanadaRepresent

    Love the show, but Dameshek makes me cringe. I’ve gotten to the point of fast forwarding his segments. He’s not funny, yells too much and seems to think it’s his podcast. He’s gotta go!

    • Jeremy

      Agreed. He catches the few good sports stories out there (which I appreciate). His voice is like getting your head slowly crushed in a vice.

  95. chuckie gorman
    chuckie gorman08-02-2012

    dameshek is great.
    25 minutes of ace complaining about first class flying? not so great. poor little rich guy.

  96. memo

    hey adam, as a member of the educated “hispanic” community, we don’t want villaraigoza in any political office any more than you do. he’s a joke.

  97. Jimmy

    Makes me feel all warm inside to know that Adam and I were at the Falls at same time. (I on the Canadian side), he on the US side. Lucky for him I was too cheap to pay the 50 cents to cross the border.

  98. Bobby

    Was Ace kidding when he said “just don’t bother getting rich..you don’t get anything” Oh ok Ace. Then time to give up that big beautiful huge # square foot home…and don’t forget about all those fine autos…they have to go too…Come on dude. We’d all be happy to take the hassles that come along with being wealthy any day. That’s why we work our asses off.

    • chuckie gorman
      chuckie gorman08-03-2012

      i honestly think he’s forgotten how shitty his life was when he was poor. now that he’s rich, all those stories about carpet cleaning and getting peed on by ray are just funny stories. i’m poor and have been poor my whole life. it fucking sucks.
      maybe he should just donate all his money to charity and start over. then he can decide whether or not it really does suck to be rich.

  99. 866-901-ADAM

    Adam and Dave need to do a reenactment

  100. nate

    how say you fish tank

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