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.
Nate Adams, producer of Road Hard and Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, joins Adam for this episode of Take a Knee. Adam starts the show talking about Nate growing up in Montana and being on the wrestling team. Nate talks about the tragedy of losing two of his brothers at a young age, and how the fallout from those events led him into becoming a troubled youth. Then he gets into his college days, and how afraid people were of him in theater class, which eventually led him to take a more inward look at himself and turn his life around. After that, Nate found out he was much better at writing than he was at acting, which eventually led to his decision to move out to LA to pursue a career in the entertainment business. After explaining some of his initial jobs and projects, Nate gets into what it takes to build a project from scratch. Before they wrap, Nate and Adam talk about their Paul Newman documentary.
Writer, Director, Producer, and Actor Paul Feig joins Adam for this episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show with a bit of Paul's background growing up in Michigan to a religious family. Paul talks about his first creative project making a commercial for his father's Army surplus store. Then Paul looks back on his early days doing stand-up comedy and honing his craft. Adam and Paul then riff on comedy in general and what it takes to improvise on set while making a film or TV show. Before they wrap, Paul explains how he got from doing stand-up to creating & directing some of the most successful TV shows and comedy films in Hollywood today.