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Published on: 29 Jun 2016

Still amazed that I spoke to Adam Carolla and Giel Beelen for over 30 minutes!

Listen to the Adam Carolla Show (my bit at 58 mins)

 


EDIT: Did a Adam Carolla Show website redesign, check it out here!

 


The story

I have been a fan of Adam Carolla and listening to his show The Adam Carolla Show for over 6 years, so when my girlfiend let me know he was coming to Amsterdam I bought a Ticket to go to the Melkweg.

Submitted a question, got on stage

Before the show I noticed a request on Twitter from ACS to send questions:

I did, not expecting anything...

Got a email from Carolla Digital

To my suprise, Chris Laxamana a Producer from Carolla Digital sent me an email::

	
		Hey Menno, Would you be willing to talk to Adam during the show? We'd give you a microphone or bring you on stage for a bit. What do you think?
			
		

Hell yes, Get It On!

The day of the Adam Carolla Show, Amsterdam

I would be going to see Adam alone, my girlfiend and I just have a 5 week old son so this would actually be my first night out alone again after being buried in diapers and baby bottles...

I send out a tweet to ask other Adam fans to meetup before the show:

Meeting Adam Carolla Fans in Amsterdam before the show Meeting Adam Carolla Fans in Amsterdam before the show

Time for the show

The Adam Carolla Show was held at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, a great venue to go watch a show. The ACS was in a smaller room in front of around of 100 ACE Man fans.

ACS about to start at Melkweg, Amsterdam ACS about to start at Melkweg, Amsterdam

Get It On! The show started with Adam and Giel Beelen, a Dutch DJ and presenter. Some great jokes about the Dutch vs US culture (or lack thereof) and Adam's run-in with an Amsterdam taxi driver...

In part 2 of the show Adam had a short Skype call with Chris Jericho about Donald Trump and Vince McMahon, I like Chris, but this part was not as great since the EU crouwd probably does not know a lot about wrestling or Vince McMahon...

Another part of the show was a racing video of Adam's Goodwood Hill Climb for fans who know Adam and his passion for racing it is fun to see him be excited about this, I would have preferred to have seen his face whilst driving.

Time for Know Your Locals

And then I got called on stage! Pretty exciting to be asking questions to the ACE Man...

It started just as I expected: he cut me off and did not let me finish. But I got to say: "I won't be able to finish my question am I?" "No you won't!" Adam Replied.

But I stayed on stage and was allowed to go back and forth with Adam and Giel for a very long time! I had a blast and think I got some good jokes and counters in there.

Menno Pietersen on stage with Adam Carolla and Giel Beelen for The Adam Carolla Show at Melkweg, Amsterdam Menno Pietersen on stage with Adam Carolla and Giel Beelen for The Adam Carolla Show at Melkweg, Amsterdam

Letting Adam know his website sucks

At some point Adam asked me:

what do you do for a living besides interrupting his poscast?

I told him I was a web designer / developer.

Quick as he is, he started saying that I probaly have the same thing with people's websites that he, as a former carpenter, has with people's houses and woodwork: you notice it all sucks!

I can relate so replied:

I know I saw your website

Man it was fun! And Adam is a great sport, he allowed me to plug my company and website and even put links in the show notes.

EDIT: Adam Carolla Show website redesign

Check it out here!

Listen to the show

Visit the (beautiful, lol) Adam Carolla Show website to listen to the show, my bit start at around 58 minutes.

Listen to the Adam Carolla Show

Menno Pietersen speaking with Adam Carolla and Giel Beelen for The Adam Carolla Show at Melkweg, Amsterdam Menno Pietersen speaking with Adam Carolla and Giel Beelen for The Adam Carolla Show at Melkweg, Amsterdam

After the show

All the great fans got time to meet and talk to Adam and the ACS team, it was a great night.

Many thanks to Adam Carolla, Chris Laxamana, Mike Dawson and all the ACE fans I got to meet!

Menno Pietersen with Adam Carolla MAHALO Menno Pietersen with Adam Carolla MAHALO

EDIT: Video report from Giel Beelen

I just found a video from Giel where te talks about the show and interviews Adam Carolla

EDIT: Thanks for all the great feedback from Adam Carolla Show fans

I got so many great responses on Twitter, facebook and Reddit! Here is a selection:

EDIT: Adam Carolla Show website redesign

I told Adam Carolla I didn't like his website, live on stage. It made want to do a redesign... Check it out here

oh shit maybe not that one...


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