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Adam Carolla’s Cool New Series Brings Bad Contractors to Justice

The bestselling author, comedian and podcasting pioneer is also a master carpenter. Catch a Contractor is the perfect vehicle to display his unique set of skills.

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Kathy Shaidle

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March 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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I’ll be 50 years old this year and I’ve never lived in a house.

OK, that’s not true:

When I first moved away from the apartment I grew up in, I shared a house with a bunch of people for three months.

We were broken into. Twice.

I wasn’t surprised.

Apartments — I just knew from personal experience — were safer than houses.

Too high to get flooded.

Too big to get swept up in Dorothy’s tornado.

Too tall for any kidnapper’s ladder.

No spooky basements or attics.

If you lived in a house, Dick and Perry would get you, or maybe the Manson Family.

The creepy covers of The Amityville Horror and Where Are the Children? — damn you, Wendell Minor — confronted me at every checkout counter.

No matter that my formative years coincided with The Towering Inferno, and the efforts of Roman Polanski, J. G. Ballard and David Cronenberg to shift the locus of horror from the small town Victorian haunted house to the 20th century urban apartment.

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Carolla had his own 'rehab & flip' in 'The Adam Carolla Project'. I think he bought his childhood home and used his own 'crew' ... comedy ensued.
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The racial-immigrant status should be interesting to learn about.
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Contractors are continually robbing Peter to pay Paul.
You pay them a percentage up front and they do some work but use the money to finish off the last job they did. Then they get another job to pay for yours.
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Agree with Erik. The victims on both episodes were doofuses writ large. I would not have hired Jose or Avi in a million years. Both were scammers writ large.
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Carola is the polar opposite of Dennis Miller when it comes to comedy. I find them both hilarious.

I first heard Adam when he was doing LoveLine with Dr. Drew. The classic straight man funny man routine. Carola is probably as good as any comedian at ad-libbing.

24 weeks ago
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I'll probably give it a try and then not watch it. History has shown that when American TV tries to copy a Canadian/British program, the dumbed-down results fail miserably compared to the original.

I'll stick to Mike Holmes.
24 weeks ago
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Watched the first episode. Hated it. Not because of Adam, but because of the insufferable couple that had been "scammed." Maybe it will work eventually.
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Wish Jimmy Kimmel would have his old friend on his show frequently.
24 weeks ago
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Thank you! I know what to get the spouse for his brithday now!
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