There are people who seem to have a “broken” sense of humor; they don’t make jokes or smile when someone else does. Then there are others who can make you laugh out loud with very unexpected utterances or just plain babysitting. Adam Eget belongs to this last category.
The comedian and podcaster seems to have worked his whole life – at least as far as is known – in the comedy industry. Adam is best known for co-hosting the infamous comedy podcast series, Norm MacDonald Live with host Norm MacDonald.
Adam Eget – Bio
Not much is known about Adam’s personal life. He managed to maintain his privacy even as he rose to fame in the comedy industry. The comic is believed to be half-Jewish and to respect certain Jewish traditions, such as the bar mitzvah, which comes in adulthood, among others.
Nothing is known about his family members, other than that his father died of an illness in 2017. This was revealed in a tweet the comedian created in late 2017.
Adam Eget has spent his entire working life in comedy. However, he was lucky enough to meet stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Norm MacDonald, under the Queensborough Bridge in New York, which greatly influenced his career. The two got along well and have been inseparable ever since. That’s why Norm decided to broadcast it on his podcast.
Eget joins Norm as co-host of his show Norm MacDonald Live which premiered on March 26, 2013. The show was available on Amazon Video and saved to YouTube. It features a talk show format and had featured celebrity guests like Larry King, Billy Bob Thornton, David Letterman, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman and Russell Brand among others.
Adam Eget Norm MacDonald Live received positive reviews from brands like Entertainment Weekly and USA Today. The show aired for three seasons and for a total of 37 episodes. Its last episode was on October 3, 2017 and saw Norm and Eget end the series with actor – Jim Carrey.
Eget once again teamed up with MacDonald to bring a new show to his audience in 2018. This time it was a full TV series on Netflix. The series, Norm MacDonald Has a Show, premiered on Netflix on September 14, 2018. Here, Norm and Adam Eget continue their penchant for unpredictable, offbeat, brain-busting comedy that is often reductive, yet acceptable, than their audiences have fallen in love over the years.
Adam and Norm also interviewed many celebrity names on their new show. Some of them include Drew Barrymore, Judge Judy, M. Night Shyamalan, and Jane Fonda.
Facts About the ‘Norm Macdonald Has a Show’ Star
1. Eget also works at the comedy store
The comedy store, which is located in Los Angeles, is widely considered one of the most popular comedy clubs in the country. Adam Eget is currently manager of the prestigious club when not recording for its Netflix TV series.
Prior to his time at The Comedy Store, the comedian was also the manager of Tempe Improv, a popular comedy club in Tempe, Arizona. It is unclear how long he worked there as he was previously talent coordinator at the club before rising to manager.
2. Adam is also an actor
The comedian has also appeared in other comedies and documentaries like Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store (2014) and Louis CK.: Live At The Comedy Store (2015).
However, Adam also tries to act. In 2015, he joined the cast of Fred Wolf’s Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. He played the character known as “1965 Buffalo Bob.”
3. He has already been called an anti-Semite
Some time ago, Adam Eget made a statement in one of the episodes of his series, which did not please his listeners and the general public very much.
They were discussing the Holocaust and the suffering the Jews endured. During the discussion, a statement was made to which Adam added the word “allegedly” under his breath, as a joke. However, it was a joke too far for the public to label him and an anti-Semite for denying that the Holocaust took place. It’s all the more strange since the comedian is supposed to be half-Jewish.
4. Eget is a rock music lover
Adam’s Instagram account suggests the comedian and actor is a rock lover. On his Instagram account, he has pictures of rock legends like Morrissey and Iggy Pop. He also regularly posts about rock concerts, stage performances, and classic rock album covers.