An investigative comedian exploring the weirdest and wildest reaches of human knowledge. Host of Adam Ruins Everything on truTV, now streaming on Netflix!

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The Crystal Maze is Here
February 5, 2020

The Crystal Maze is now airing on Nickelodeon every Friday night at 7pm / 6c. “But I don’t have cable!” you cry. Well, you are in luck: the network has, in its infinite wisdom, seen fit to post the entire first episode on YouTube:

Tune in every week to watch me lead a new hyperactive family through a labyrinth of deadly traps devious challenges.

I Am the Maze Master
December 20, 2019

I am wildly excited to announce that I am the host and Maze Master of Nickelodeon’s new game show, 💎 The Crystal Maze 💎! I grew up on Nick game shows, so no gig could be cooler to me than leading jumpsuited families through a series of fiendish puzzles and messy challenges. Watch it January 24th at 7pm on Nickelodeon! 

“My Pleasure” in Playboy
September 18, 2019

Playboy asked me to write an essay on the topic of “My Pleasure” for their Fall 2019 issue. I wrote about how life is pain, pleasure sucks, and what we should all pursue instead.

Plus, they took these truly kickass photos of me and Meil Bredouw (who is unbelievably funny and also wrote a beautiful essay of her own.)

“_________ Ruins Everything”
September 8, 2019

I could only solve one clue in the New York Times Sunday crossword this week…

Adam Ruins Everything is Back on TruTV!
August 20, 2019

New episodes of Adam Ruins Everything are airing now on TruTV, every Tuesday night at 10pm! These eight episodes contain some of the best, most mind-blowing topics we’ve ever done, and the season finale is… well, let’s just say I’m very excited for you to see it. Here’s a clip from tonight’s episode, which features the return of Emily Axford as my co-ruiner:

Mind Parasites at Just For Laughs 2019
July 22, 2019

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I’m performing every night this week at Just for Laughs in Montreal. Come see Mind Parasites Live every night at 8:30 at La Chapelle Scènes, then come to a live taping of Humans Who Make Games at 2:30 Saturday at the Doubletree! See you there, poutine people!

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I’m performing Mind Parasites Live every night this week at Just For Laughs Montreal – click here for tickets!

Then, on July 27th, I’m doing a very special live taping of Humans Who Make Games, with guests Ron Funches and Jean Guesdon, creative director of Assassin’s Creed. C’mon out!

Introducing My New Podcast, Factually!
May 24, 2019
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We’ve been working furiously on this and banking episodes for months, so I’m beyond happy the day has finally arrived that I can talk about it publicly: my new podcast “Factually!” launches next week on the Earwolf network!

Every episode, my research team and I reveal a fascinating new piece of information that will make you think about the world in a brand new way. Then, I sit down with scientists, journalist, and Pulitzer Prize winners to go deep and share the revelatory new perspectives they’ve gained from a lifetime of research and study. If you’re a curious person who never stops asking questions, this show is for you.

The first episode drops May 29th, and features my interview with UCLA law professor Adam Winkler on the surprising history of the Second Amendment. Don’t miss out, subscribe now! Here’s a short list of all the places you can get it:

And of course, new episodes will always be available in the player at the top of this site.

We’ve worked very hard to create a podcast that’s both entertaining and informative; I hope you enjoy it!