A Night with Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla
May 6, 2012 9 Comments
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an event with comedian Adam Carolla and conservative broadcaster Dennis Prager. Prager University’s RJ Moeller was kind enough to invite me as his guest. I would never pass up an opportunity to spend time in beautiful downtown San Diego, especially when coupled with a show like this. (Thank you, RJ! Everyone – If you aren’t aware of Prager University, then please acquaint yourself with it.)
“An Evening with Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager” stopped here in America’s Finest City and left attendees satisfied. This show is part of a larger nationwide tour that is making rounds across the country. The San Diego show was held in historic Spreckles Theater in the heart of downtown – undoubtedly the perfect venue for this affair.
Overall, I had a great time. I was expecting crude jokes from Adam Carolla, given what I previously knew about him. I had my doubts about him until I heard him lambast “Occupy Wall Street” on his show back in December 2011. Astonishingly enough, he was funny and very quick-witted. (He gained a fan in me.) Prager balanced out the rough edges, making the two-man show enjoyable and fun. I was laughing at the jokes and commentary throughout the night. Who could ever see Carolla and Prager complementing one another? I didn’t until yesterday.
Here are some memorable quotes from last night’s event:
“The higher the self-esteem as a kid, the worse the adult you are.” – Dennis Prager
“Mom-nurturer, Dad-standard keeper.” – Dennis Prager
“The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.” – Dennis Prager
“If you grow up with constant praise, I don’t know if you can actually achieve anything.” – Dennis Prager
“I rushed a frat at Prager U.” – Adam Carolla
“Sometimes just saying “I love you” is an easy way for bad parents or people to get away with being bad” -Adam Carolla
“I wasn’t raised w/low self esteem. I was raised w/NO self esteem. And look at me!” – Adam Carolla
“Love is dangerous…I don’t care how you fell, I care how you act.” – Dennis Prager
“God is love, war, justice, evil.” – Dennis Prager
I am pictured here with Dennis Prager. Note: I’m 5’3” and am wearing 2-3” boots. Dennis Prager stands at 6’4″.
Among the many things I took away from the show, the discussion about relationships and marriage particularly caught my interest. (I learned that Dennis Prager dedicates an hour of his radio show each Wednesday to this subject in a segment called the “Male-Female Hour.”) During Q&A , one audience member asked both men their advice about breaking up with his girlfriend. The guy lamented that he isn’t in love with her, that they cohabitate, that she’s emotionally dependent on him, and that if he were to leave her she’d have to move back to Italy. Carolla joked that Italy has endless red wine, beautiful coasts, and other appealing things, so moving back there wouldn’t be unbearable. Then he seriously remarked that he should end it. Prager affirmed the notion that cohabitation leads to divorce, and that live-in couples are more doomed to fail. (Ding ding ding!) People, especially those in my age group, need to learn the truth about cohabitation and the ills of hooking-up. I’m confident that others would have found this bit enlightening, as well.
All in all, seeing Carolla and Prager made my day. I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend a Saturday night before the heyday of my last-ever college midterms.
- Dennis Prager, Adam Carolla Launch Nationwide Tour Saturday Night In San Diego (lukeford.net)
- Dennis Prager, the Torah, and Me (jewishpress.com)
- Highlights From The Dennis Prager – Adam Carolla Dialogue Feb. 25 (lukeford.net)
- Dennis Prager? Why Did You Have To Go To Him For? He Was The One Person In The World I Didn’t Want To Hurt (lukeford.net)