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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!