Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live

Success story: 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' at Stages

You might think that a show like "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which was widely regar...

'Seussical' at The Muny: To Seuss it is faithful, one hundred percent

There may be a more whimsical, charming, and funny show out there with more heart and smarts than “Seussical&rd...

'Sweeney Todd' is razor sharp at Family Musical Theater

When I praised Heather Matthews' performance in "Victor/Victoria" at Family Musical Theater, I said I d...

‘Little Women’ brings a wholesome slice of American history to life

Clayton Community Theater's "Little Women" is an entertaining production that stays faithful to the the...

Secrets, lies and a handful of new plays make for a compelling night at the 'LaBute New Theater Festival, Part 1'

St. Louis Actors' Studio once again features the talents of emerging and established playwrights with the second ...

Sunday, 03 April 2011 15:11

Concert review: Old man Adam Carolla at the Pageant, Saturday, April 2 Featured

Written by pj del
Rate this item
(0 votes)

The Details

Concert review: Old man Adam Carolla at the Pageant, Saturday, April 2
facebook.com/officialadamcarolla

Like Bill Maher walking on stage to Real Time music, the introductory song to Adam Carolla's podcast filled the room. With Mike Lynch operating the Macintosh, old man Carolla, in ruffled blue jeans, leisurely strolled to the microphone under a massive projector screen to rehash time-tested tales about Jimmy Kimmel pranks and living in Los Angeles.

Any fan of the Adam Carolla Show undoubtedly had heard many of the stories told Saturday night at the Pageant, such as Tom Cruise rolling up to Kimmel's on football Sunday in a questionable heterosexual fashion. But the beauty of a Carolla story is that it is delivered as if your childhood friend was relating an anecdotal story for the fortieth time to a new group of strangers at the bar. Let me tell you what this guy did once....

Mike Lynch posted Adam's personal pictures on the slide show, which reinforced the familial feel, and then Adam used the cue to rant. Think Stephen Colbert's the segment "The Word." Now substitute pictures. Now substitute Colbert for Adam, and Adam for your friend. Grandpa Carolla talks about Jimmy, Uncle Sal and his parents as if they are your distant cousins.

Your friend shows you an odd picture that he snapped on his iPhone en route to your house and says, "Take a look at this." That's the show, except the explanation of the picture is superiorly extrapolated to reveal the downfall of society.

With the exception of a touchdown dance, there were not many gestures or moments of comedic pandering. He's too blue collar to use the word showmanship. Instead of a concert seat, you might as well have been sharing an appetizer of toasted raviolis on the Hill, while he bitched about his day and ruminated on the goofiness of toasting a ravioli.

If Adam comes back to St. Louis, I'd tell him, "Pass the marinara and tell me again about the one..." (and then plead for his mercy not to satirize how corny that ending was).

Additional Info

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Driftaways

Mon July 28
The Driftaways are a seven man reggae band hailing from St. Louis. Their E.P. Don't Hide is full of high energy jams and groovey improves that gives them a good time vibe. Download their song "Don't Hide"…

Dad Jr: Get Down. Hard.

Sun June 29

KDHX Recommends

July
Thursday
31

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys KDHX presents Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys at The Stage, July 31 at 8pm. Tickets available online.   Born in Louisiana and raised in Missouri, Folk remembers watching his Dad pick the country blues on a...


August
Saturday
02

The Aching Hearts at Harvest Sessions 2014

The Aching Hearts at Harvest Sessions 2014 The Aching Hearts are the husband and wife duo of Ryan Spearman and Kelly Wells (host of Steam-Powered Radio on 88.1 KDHX), who recently released the CD "Just a Habit." Join them and KDHX for a morning of classic, old-time...


August
Wednesday
06

Discovery Series: Mandolin Orange

Discovery Series: Mandolin Orange KDHX presents Mandolin Orange as part of the Discovery Series on Wednesday August 6 at 7:30 p.m. The North Carolina-based duo combines bluegrass, rock and country, providing a modern take on age-old styles. Tickets available...


Online Users

10 users and 9434 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook