Adam Carolla next to bail on California, faults ‘pile of sh*t’ Gov. Newsom

Adam Carolla can now be counted among those who have “decided” to exit California, as the comedian and podcast host recently revealed on “The Sage Steele Show.”

And to be clear, Carolla faults Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who he called “a sociopathic, narcissistic, empty bag,” before adding about his late mother, “My mom is voting for Gavin Newsom no matter what that pile of sh*t does. And he’s insane.”

Steele asked Carolla how he could still live in Los Angeles, and he groaned, “It’s horrible.”

“I have twins, and they’re in their senior year of high school and I couldn’t- I didn’t want to pick up and, you know, tear up their roots, you know? So people always go, ‘When are you leaving?’ And I go, I will be attending their high school graduation in a U-Haul,” he added.

“That’s a sad testimonial about California and sort of recent downturn in L.A. as well, because growing up out here, nobody left,” Carolla said. “You’d be a fool to leave, you know. And the notion of moving out of L.A. and going to like one of the Carolinas or Nashville… moving to a place like Wyoming or something would have been unfathomable, unheard of.”

(Video Credit: Sage Steele Podcast)

As for where he may be heading, Carolla said there are “15 places” he is considering, naming Texas, Florida, the Carolinas, and Tennessee.

“And that’s sad because I don’t even have a place that I need to go,” Carolla said. “There’s a difference between going, ‘I want to live out my retirement years in Maui’ or ‘I got to move to Arizona because I have bronchitis’ or something. This ain’t that. This is just I have to leave. I don’t even know where I’m going. This isn’t me cheating on you for another woman. This is ‘I hate you so much. I’m moving into a motel room and not dating for six years.'”

Even sadder, he said the state’s problems are “self-imposed” and “super avoidable.”

“I say to a lot of people like, when’s it end? When do we change course? And the number one answer is, ‘We haven’t bottomed out yet. We’re getting near it. We haven’t totally bottomed out.’ And then I say, ‘Why is it necessary to bottom out?’” Carolla asked out loud. “It’s like saying, you know, I was looking for some stuff in my son’s room and I found some syringes and a baggie of heroin. But he hasn’t flatlined yet, okay? I have not walked in and seen foam coming out of his mouth or him convulsing. And you go, ‘Yeah, I know, but why don’t you get him in some treatment now?’

“And you go ‘Because his heart hasn’t stopped yet.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, I know, but why do we have to bottom out?’ We know where we’re going. Let’s reverse course,” he said. “California and Los Angeles can’t do it.”

Tom Tillison


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles