Wilbur Theatre is pleased to welcome Adam Carolla & Dr. Drew on August 24th at 7 p.m, as part of their “Reunion Tour.” Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew co-hosted Loveline from 1995 to 2005, providing a decade of hilarious love advice to listeners across the country. Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the great stories and antics of Loveline and have the opportunity to participate in a live audience interaction with Carolla and Dr. Drew, just like in the great days of the Loveline program.
SD: How did your worlds of being a doctor and becoming a celebrity collide into one?
DP: Complete serendipity. While still in medical school I lived near a radio station and a friend called and asked me to come in and work on an overnight show once a week. I was dealing with HIV. I was the first person ever in media to talk about safe sex. I thought I was doing community service.
SD: As a doctor, when you’re treating people have you ever second guessed yourself?
DP: Being a doctor you are constantly second guessing yourself. It is all part of the diagnosis. You need to continually re-check and consult. You always have to have a plan. If you are wrong, know what you are going to do about it.
SD: What is the one piece of advice you wish everyone could just learn?
DP: I wish people could understand the importance of closeness with others. I’m not talking about in an intimate way, but in an emotional way. We spend a lot of time maneuvering around closeness. It is where we find true meaning in our life. It is in this, we create important relationships that give us meaning in life.
SD: What makes the chemistry between you and Adam so great?
DP: We hate each other (he says jokingly). I don’t know. When we first met back in 1995, to work on Loveline, we were thrown together and told to work out our relationship. It’s been great ever since.
SD: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
DP: I remember a psychologist that I worked with long ago who always said “humans need a simpler life.” People are happier when they lead a simple life. When you start to clutter your life with unnecessary stuff, that is when we start to become unhappy.