Adam Cayton-Holland has built an impressive career in comedy for himself, and has done it on his own terms while based out of his home turf in Denver. When you hear most comedians talk, most of them have a similar ascent story as they gained popularity and notoriety in their home towns, then moved on to New York or Los Angeles. Adam Cayton-Holland has not only risen to be a national headlining stand-up, he’s raised the profile of the Denver comedy scene in the process.
Adam is also involved in a great number of other projects, as well. You can find most of them linked at his site Adam Is Freaking Out Right Now, but I’m pleased to highlight some of his work here. As a podcaster, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I enjoy his “My Dining Room Table” podcast. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention how fucking insanely jealous I am of this show because it’s so good, so natural, and so much fun to listen to. It’s what I aspire this podcast to be. I’m also compelled to link to Adam’s writing, which, in contrast to his hilarious comedy, often tears at the fabric of your very soul for how poignant and raw it can be. Adam’s lengthy piece chronicling the events bookending his sister’s suicide is exquisitely painful, but registers as one of my most favorite pieces I’ve ever read.
I’m incredibly excited to share the news about Adam’s show – created with his Grawlix cohorts Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl – Those Who Can’t was picked up for 10 episodes by TruTV. I can’t wait to see this show, and I can’t believe the announcement came right as this week’s episode is set to debut.
We talk about Those Who Can’t, Adam’s stand-up career, what it’s like to be @Midnight, baseball and a ton more. Adam has always been an inspiration to me, and it was an honor and a privilege to have him on the show. The 50th episode of the Jon of All Trades Podcast is a good one. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed doing it.