Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Veteran Broadcasters ADAM CAROLLA and DENNIS PRAGER Present Evening of Funny and Thought-Provoking Conversation, Oct.13

APRIL 23, 2012


Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Presents in Association with Live Nation

Tickets on Sale Friday, April 27

Veteran broadcasters Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager present an evening of funny and thought-provoking conversation at the Merriam Theater on October 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. The two free-thinking talkers will discuss and debate topics as wide-ranging as the afterlife, welfare, parenting, politics, and pets. The 90+ minute performance will also include a Q&A with the audience where no topic is off-limits. Fans of either Carolla or Prager, or just fans of stimulating conversation, are sure to enjoy this engaging night of dialogue. Tickets for their Philadelphia engagement go on sale to the public Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

 

In addition to authoring a syndicated newspaper column, Dennis Prager’s long-time nationally syndicated radio show airs live, Monday through Friday, from his Los Angeles home station, KRLA. Adam Carolla most recently appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice this season. His second book, Not Taco Bell Material, hits shelves in June 2012.

 

Tickets for Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager are available at $34.50 to $49.50, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office located on Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, Pa. (open daily from 10am to 6pm, later on performance evenings).

 

Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood. The former host of his own syndicated radio program, Comedy Central’s The Man Show, and Loveline, Carolla began his career with the famed Los Angeles improv group, The Groundlings, and now hosts the most popular podcast on the internet. In 2011, the daily, 90-minute Adam Carolla Show, which features topical news discussions, celebrity guests, and general chat, was awarded ‘Most Downloaded Podcast’ by the official Guinness Book of World Records.

 

In 2010, Carolla added New York Times Bestseller to his resume with his collection of rants, In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks. His follow-up book, Not Taco Bell Material, will hit shelves in June 2012. In 2011, Carolla was seen living out his childhood dream hosting SPEED Channel’s The Car Show, and was also a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice this year.  He writes for and occasionally guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and most recently finished first in the 2012 Toyota/Pro Celebrity Race in Long Beach, Calif., triumphing over a field of film, television, music, and sports stars in the annual charity event.

 

Dennis Prager is one of America's most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, from his home stationKRLA. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he has appeared on Larry King Live, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.

 

Prager is the author of a syndicated newspaper column (Creators Syndicate) and four books, including Happiness Is A Serious Problem (Los Angeles Times bestseller) and The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism (translated into nearly a dozen languages). He was a Fellow at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. Described by The Jewish Week as “one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish Life,” Prager is also known for facilitating interfaith dialogue opportunities with representatives of virtually every religion in the world. He has taught Russian and Jewish history at Brooklyn College, and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords. He has lectured on all seven continents, in 45 U.S. states and in nine of Canada's 10 provinces.

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Kimmel Center, Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. Kimmel Center, Inc.’s mission is to operate a world class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience which includes providing arts in education, community outreach and a rich diversity of programming. The 2011/2012 season is sponsored by Citi. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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