An investigative comedian exploring the weirdest and wildest reaches of human knowledge. Host of Adam Ruins Everything on truTV – new episodes coming this fall!

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Adam Ruins Everything - Ep 47: Rachel Weil on Femicom and the Value of Preserving Classic ‘Girl’ Video Games

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2018/2019 Tour: See Me LIVE in Your City!
October 6, 2018

This December and January I’m taking my brand new show MIND PARASITES on a 24-city tour! I’ve been working on this show for a year, and I’m incredibly excited to finally take it across the country: It’s a brand new hour of never-before seen material that combines standup comedy with a psychedelic biology class, taking you on a tour of some of the weirdest organisms in nature, and revealing the cultural parasites that seek to control your mind and behavior.

Click here for tickets and showtimes!

Adam Ruins Everything on Netflix
September 30, 2018

Big news: Adam Ruins Everything is now streaming on Netflix! The first batch to go up is a great big glorious grab bag of 20 episodes from our first two years; I’m told that more will be added in the future. (In the meantime, every episode we’ve ever made is still available to buy on Amazon and iTunes.)

And after you’re done catching up, get ready for new episodes coming this November on TruTV!

(And hey, while you’re on Netflix, check out the new season of Bojack Horseman – a little bird told me I play a little bird on it!)

Adam Ruins Everything in the Pacific Standard
September 18, 2018

The Pacific Standard’s Andy Dehnart has written a thoughtful piece on how our show attempts to use comedy to change minds:

It’s that sense of humanity that makes the show work. There is so much resistance to having our ideological and filter bubbles popped that we protect them and fight off any perceived threats. But instead of coming at our bubbles with sharp swords of facts and judgment, Adam Conover sidles up in his own bubble, tells us a story, mocks himself, and lays out some facts. He’s humble, informed, and human. With that combination, he’s demonstrating a formula we might all use to attract, not repel, each other.

(Not too humble to post this flattering pull-quote on my own site, of course!) There are also some interesting thoughts in the piece on the pitfalls of satire, which has been shown to reinforce existing beliefs rather than puncture them.

My appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher
August 25, 2018

Last week I appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. We discussed the upcoming season of Adam Ruins Everything, the Catholic Church abuse scandal, and the real cause of California’s wildfires. See the clip above; and another clip here.

I’m an Innocence Project Ambassador
August 12, 2018

Nearly four years ago, we featured Chris Fabricant and the work of the Innocence Project on Adam Ruins Forensic Science. Today, I’m very happy to say that the Innocence Project has asked me be an Innocence Ambassador. If you’re not familiar with their work, Chris and the team of lawyers at the IP work to free innocent people who are suffering wrong imprisonment, using the legal system to fight back against the immense injustices of our criminal justice system. It’s important work that literally changes lives; I’m proud to offer them my support, and I hope you will too.

I Was Very Upfront About Our Emmy Awards Campaign with Gold Derby
June 20, 2018

Gold Derby interviewed me about Adam Ruins Everything and our Emmy campaign:

“Emmy voters, drop us a nom!” declares Adam Conover, a contender for Best Informational Program and Best Nonfiction Writing for the truTV series “Adam Ruins Everything.” The series comically debunks myths and misconceptions that viewers may take for granted, and in its previous season it even tackled award shows, so Conover understands the value of an awards campaign. “I’ll just be real upfront and say, toss us a nomination if you think the show deserves it because I’d sure appreciate it.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Conover above.

Check out the video above for the full interview.

I’ll be at XOXO in September!
June 19, 2018

I’m very excited to reveal that I’ll be giving talk at this year’s XOXO Festival in Portland, OR this September! For those of you who don’t know, XOXO is an incredible event featuring some of the coolest independent artists and creative people from around the Internet. I’ve been a fan for years and I’m over the moon to be invited. Register for your chance to attend!