Joe Mantegna joins Adam for this episode of Take A Knee. Adam starts off the show talking to Joe about his charitable endeavors in fighting autism, as well as his personal ties with helping his daughter battle the disorder. Then Joe talks about his early life growing up in a lower-middle class family in Chicago. Joe talks about gravitating towards the arts after seeing West Side Story for the first time. Adam and Joe get into a discussion on having talent vs a long resume or connections when going out for a job in the entertainment industry. Then the two talk about the importance of having a side talent you can use to pay the bills while also working on your main career and passion. Before they wrap, the two talk about doing whatever you want to do and not making any excuses as to why you can't.
Larry Miller joins Adam for this episode of Take A Knee. Adam and Larry open the show discussing people who force themselves into careers they don't even want to be in. This leads to a conversation about finding your passion, building your career based on that as opposed to making a career and then trying to focus on your passion later. Then Adam and Larry talk about what it takes to be a successful comedy writer, and the amount of work and dedication it requires. After that, Larry talks about his journey from growing up in Long Island to eventually making his way out to LA to become a writer, actor & comedian. Before they wrap, Larry and Adam talk about how vital it is to put in the time and work if you really want to be successful in whatever you do.