Steve Byrne


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Show Summary

Adam opens the show talking about his weekend in Texas and Arizona. He then talks with his assistant about a frustrating airport experience, the problems with hotel keycards, and sports bars that play crappy techno music. Adam also talks to callers about how to incorporate negativity into comedy, what to do when your 11-year-old comes out of the closet, and how to cope with a rough breakup.

Comedian Steve Byrne enters the studio next, and Adam talks to him about his half-Korean half-Irish heritage. Adam also discusses his Texas BBQ experience, and chats with Bald Bryan about an experience at Fogo De Chao. Steve then tells a story about being attacked at a comedy club, and the aftermath of telling controversial jokes on stage. Adam also talks about a backstage experience with Chris Tucker. As the show wraps up, Alison reads news stories about the death of Sylvester Stallone’s son, and Joe Paterno’s Penn State mural.


Catch Steve in the premiere of ‘Sullivan and Son’, this Thursday on TBS. You can also follow him on Twitter @SteveByrneLive.

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. TS

    Big fan of Steve Byrne, looking forward to this one.

    • Tiny Tyrant
      Tiny Tyrant07-18-2012

      yeah, great comic.

      haven’t seen anything of his that is super recent but I’m gonna go for a looksie right now.

      was good pod. Steve was able to tell a couple of stories (no mean feat when Ace is on deck) and sounded like he was being sincere and not just rolling out interview schtick.

  2. TS

    Also, with regards to Alison Rosen’s question about who leaves all of the hateful Internet comments, this is an important thing to realize: most internet comments are left by the most “vocal” 1% of users/readers/viewers, etc.


    • me

      i leave hateful comments!

  3. daniel gallie
    daniel gallie07-15-2012

    “In fifty years we’ll all… I’m early when it comes to being chick.” should open a show.

    • toorude89

      Wow, that….that sounds awesome.

  4. daniel gallie
    daniel gallie07-15-2012

    * yes i realize my error.

  5. Rudy Eugene
    Rudy Eugene07-15-2012

    Are the AZT treatments not helping Adam at all? He looks worse every week.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-17-2012

      Let’s leave the joking to Adam.

  6. Takeda

    Adam, you are waking up to the New World Order, you just don’t know it.

  7. Timothy

    Bryan is absolutely right about the sphincter “knowing”

  8. Jason Grey
    Jason Grey07-16-2012

    Unsubscribed today. I’ve listened to and loved this podcast since it started, but the show isn’t worth downloading anymore. Just in case the person moderating these boards keeps tabs of audience sentiment, I’m unsubscribing for the same reasons people have been mentioning for the last month or so: Adam’s material has gotten very repetitive and stale, the unfunny and uninformed political opinions are irritating and his rants have become less funny and creative than vitriolic. The quality of guests has gone down substantially as well and Adam’s 5 minutes of half-hearted interviewing followed by rushing to news makes for very a monotonous program that doesn’t allow anything substantial, interesting or new to develop through discussion. The format makes most guests irrelevant as each show is just newsnewsnews and so indistinguishable from the rest.

    It’s a shame that a show which used to be a very enjoyable part of my morning commute has turned into such mediocre Morning Zoo froth. But there are plenty of other quality podcasts to fill the spot.

    • TS

      While I don’t plan on unsubscribing, I also miss the long-form interviews. I think Byrne would have been a good one, and there was another recent guest that I remember thinking the same about.

    • Mike Leisner
      Mike Leisner07-16-2012

      Thanks for coming. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

    • Maggie


      I unsubscribed last week for the same reasons you listed. I even went back and listened to some of my ‘Year One’ DVD as a comparison. The difference in quality is even more noticeable upon comparison.
      I only checked the comments today to see if anything changed. No need for me to check again.

      One week without the podcast and I don’t miss it.

      • Wendy

        Yeh, you don’t miss it. You only went to the trouble commenting.

    • turdferguson

      so why not just unsuscribe and move on,im not sure why people feel the need to bitch about something thats free.

      • reb

        because they like some things, dislike others, and have minds that can accommodate inconsistency

  9. jim

    Why isn’t Adam on one of those “Worst Dressed” hollywood lists? He looks like my dad, circa 1965.

  10. ChuckG

    …Twins?!?… …An Elevator?!?… …sounds like you landed in the middle of ‘The Shining’ ; Next time – Run like Hell.

  11. Jim

    It’s Luling, Texas Aceman! It sounds like Lou-ling.

  12. Aaron

    Ace, this house music crap permeates every inch of our society now. My fourth grader’s catholic school basketball league pumped this garbage into timeouts and warmup periods of basketball games. The coaches had to scream to be heard above the mindless din of this sonic scourge. Yes our society is getting dumber and dumber by the day.

  13. reb

    “If you’d only gotten here 10 minutes before, we could have let you in.”

    Just curious how this could have seemed funny, or even a positive contribution, after the middling joke — different circumstances that would have allowed Adam to fly first class — had already been extended with two other near-identical examples.

  14. Jared

    I was at an Irish sports bar at about 4:00pm last week. It was me, and about a dozen blue collar guys in their 50s betting on dog races. They were of course playing a mix of Lady Gaga and Rihanna the whole time. My only suggestion for Adam is to start hanging out at biker bars and redneck bars – the only places that still understand their demographic.

  15. medicinedog

    I call it butt radar.

  16. SpaceCowboy

    So, the best phone connection EVER on the show is from Fiji?

  17. Adrian Larson
    Adrian Larson07-16-2012

    On that thing Adam said about his grandma – I’ve had the feeling my grandma wanted me gay for years. Then again, my family never seems pleased with what I do…so I don’t think it matters. I think I could remedy the grandma-wants-me-gay feeling by bringing an actual female home, but not to THAT family. I’d pay off a different family. A made-up family even. Alison! I need to borrow your fake family!

  18. Mark

    Way off the mark about Paterno. He actively interfered with PSU’s internal investigation and directed the university president to not report Sandusky to the police in 2001. And this is after he knew Sandusky was investigated for the same thing in 1998. He buried the truth to preserve his legacy and PSU’s image. If he were still alive he would be facing jail time for lying to a Grand Jury.

    • reb

      And what exactly would be the criminal charge against Paterno?

      • Justin


  19. DDB

    Adam, there’s not a hotel in the world that doesn’t have a bathroom in or near the main lobby.

  20. Robey

    Thanks to Steve’s story, I will now laugh when I hear “Sara smile” – or any other Hall and Oats song I happen to run into while listening to “The Bridge”.

  21. Jane Moore
    Jane Moore07-16-2012

    Deleted after the fifth time Bryan blasted the “house music” (which is really just pop music). Didn’t care enough to see whether he kept playing it at random intervals through the interview. The transition to morning zoo is now complete.

  22. Reyna

    Adam….your hotel key issue when you were hoping to drop a deuce in the facility….you likely de-magnetized your key….your cell phone can do that and you won’t even notice until you have to use the key. I did this several times while in Vegas and had to go to the front desk to get them to “turn my key back on”.

  23. Russ (Yea, Russ)
    Russ (Yea, Russ)07-16-2012

    At work eating a bag of “Ocean Spray” Dried Cranberries. Why? ’cause it’s ‘the sweetest way to eat a cranberry! (GOOD ONE, RUSS!)

    Noticed on the back of the bag there’s a recipe for “Oatmeal Cookies”! WHAT!?!?! That’s right, “Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies” with 1-5oz. bag of Cranberries. Now to find out how to make “Pasion Fuit Iced Tea”! WTF!!!

  24. Anal Ripper
    Anal Ripper07-16-2012

    Yeah, right, that’s what we need, Carolla – Molly Hatchet played in airports.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle07-17-2012

      Yeah, that would be flirting with disaster.

  25. e w
    e w07-16-2012

    In Stockholm Sweden the airport has a big stack of clear zip lock bags for you to put your toiletries in if you dont have one.

  26. K-Man Pilkers
    K-Man Pilkers07-16-2012

    Great show. I had several laugh-out-loud moments whilst listening to this at work where I probably looked like a maniac, slacker or both. Plenty of great “The More you Know” moments, as well.

    Sounds like poor Alison has a bit of a cold. Feel better!

  27. Zaheen

    So spot on about this garbage techno music everywhere and these retarded employees with their stupid tattoos disrespecting customers. Also Bald is right about kids these not able to communicate properly, constantly texting and messaging, listening to there garbage music on their ipods.

  28. Ed

    Whenever I listen to Adam describe his trips to other states I can’t help but imagine them in cartoon form. I think of a cartoon Carolla walking onto an elevator, looking miserable, then suddenly two degenerate hillbilly twins hop on and hold the door open, while he starts at them blankly, thinking “What the fuck?” For some reason it started with that Minnesota trip When he was describing the reggeton taxi driver. Get McFarlane on it.

  29. Mike

    I wouldn’t rank Koreans as the toughest asians. Id have to give it to the Japanese or Vietnamese since they’ve engaged in war in the last 100 years. South Koreans are scared to battle the north and seem tougher since there are so many around and can hide behind numbers since they’ve havent gone thru any war. If they were so tough, battle the north.

    • Wes Kanaloa
      Wes Kanaloa07-17-2012

      Say that to a Korean!

      I’m just kidding, but I like the guy that says “Oh yeah? Well I bet you wouldn’t actually say that to C. Delores Tucker!”

      Tupac did.

      Anyway, Mike, the Hmong are the baddest Asians. Look it up.

    • Tom

      You’ve obviously never heard of the Korean War. Or the Vietnam War as the ROK Army fought there and had a great reputation. The ROK Army also train to a fanatical and tough standard.

  30. Jeff

    From American Express and Prioritypass.com Your Platinum or Black card will get you into 3 lounges at LAX including the United lounge. I’ve never been in any of these at LAX but if they don’t even have free booze that’s ridiculous. The best part of flying is pouring yourself a couple drinks and trying to see how many individualy wrapped cheese and cracker things you can get in your bag before people starting looking at you.

    Terminal 1

    Lounge: THE CLUB AT LAS

    Location: Airside – the Lounge is located in Concourse D, behind Juice Express and Las Vegas Fruits & Nuts.

    Opening Hours: 06:00 – 02:00 daily.

    Terminal 1

    Lounge: UNITED CLUB

    Location: Airside – from the main terminal, take the train to the D-Gates and go up a level via the elevator. Proceed past Gate D-33 on the right hand side of the concourse and take the elevator up to the 3rd Level where the Lounge is located.

    Opening Hours: 05:30 – 00:30 daily. Hours are subject to change.

    Terminal 3

    Lounge: THE CLUB AT LAS

    Location: Airside – the Lounge is located across from Gate E2.

    Opening Hours: 06:00 – 02:00 daily.

  31. Jeff

    Sorry clicked on the wrong link, don’t know what I was thinking; going to be in vegas in a couple weeks I guess. Anyway here is LAX. Looks like there’s 8 lounges there including United.

    Terminal 1


    Location: Airside – adjacent to Gate 2.

    Opening Hours: 05:30 – 23:00 daily.

    Terminal 2


    Location: Airside – after Security Checks, take the elevator or stairs to the Mezzanine Level where the Lounge is located across the hall.

    Opening Hours: 05:00 – 10:00 & 13:00 – 23:00 daily.

    Terminal 2


    Location: Airside – after Security Checks, take the elevator to the Mezzanine Level where the Lounge is located on the right hand side.

    Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00 Monday. 10:00 – 20:30 Tuesday & Wednesday. 10:00 – 23:00 Thursday – Saturday. 10:00 – 22:00 Sunday.

    Terminal 6

    Lounge: UNITED CLUB

    Location: Airside – across from Gate 62. Passengers departing from Terminal 5 can also access the Lounge via the tunnel that connects the two terminals.

    Opening Hours: 05:00 – 00:45 daily. Hours are subject to change.

    Terminal 6


    Location: Airside – The Lounge is located on the Mezzanine Level, near Gate 64.

    Opening Hours: 05:00 – 22:00 daily.

    Terminal 7

    Lounge: UNITED CLUB

    Location: Airside – adjacent to Gates 70 A & B.

    Opening Hours: 05:00 – 23:00 daily. Hours are subject to change.

    Tom Bradley International Terminal

    Lounge: RELAX LOUNGE

    Location: Landside – Mezzanine Level. The Lounge is located in the middle of the food court area next to the ‘Daily Grill’.

    Opening Hours: 08:00 – 00:00 daily.

    Tom Bradley International Terminal


    Location: Airside – proceed through Security Control on the south side and take the lift to the 4th Floor where the Lounge is located.

    Opening Hours: 06:30 – 00:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 06:30 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 00:00 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Hours vary according to KAL international flight schedules.

    • Jane Moore
      Jane Moore07-16-2012

      And this best part of all your effort is Adam will never see this since he doesn’t read the comments section.

  32. Lady Gugugahgahgross
    Lady Gugugahgahgross07-16-2012

    everytime Ace says the word music in this episode Bald Bryan starts playing that shitty music like pavlovs dogs aborted puppy. Its amazing, Ace even gets pissed and tells him to stop, and every minute or so he says the word “music” and sure as shit Bald plays it. His is incredibly bad at that job, its horrific, amazing and fascinating all the same time…..Im sure that Bald dipshit is at home reading the word “Music” and playing that shitty music. That being said, I love Bald and I want to give Alison a baby in that belly……..MUSIC!!!!!

    • Mike Leisner
      Mike Leisner07-16-2012

      You must be full-tard Lady Gugugahgahgross.

    • Wes Kanaloa
      Wes Kanaloa07-17-2012

      You’re right. I wish instead of playing that music he’d just give you his brain tumor.

  33. tajitj

    You are the greatest ACE.

    FUCK these losers who come to your site and bash you on the comment section.

  34. Kresto

    Get 3 or 4 key cards first thing: they’ll give them to you. For extended stays, stop by the front desk and say you are locked out everytime you head back to the room for the first few days.
    One or two in the wallet, one with the phone, one with the business cards, one in the breast pocket of every shirt….

    • Paterno





  35. RJ

    I’ve been in a lot of houses yet I’ve never heard “house music” playing.

  36. Sig

    Adam, next time go up 20 miles north of Luling to Lockhart, the official BBQ capital of Texas.

  37. Kirsten

    I made it through the Las Vegas airport with weed twice in one day because they caught me for my liquid face wash! I wanted to tell them how dumb they were that I can go through twice with weed, but that darned face wash is NOT ALLOWED!! LOL!

  38. JJ

    Steve Byrne and Kirk Fox are the two best stand ups around today. Hilarious.

  39. Joe Dupre
    Joe Dupre08-02-2012

    I have been to that City Market BBQ in Luling, TX – LOO LING. They are known for Watermelons too. If you make it back, you should go to Shiner, TX to the Shiner Beer brewery. Good Stuff!

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