Do you ever wish there was a late-night variety show where the jokes are actually funny, the interviews aren’t pre-rehearsed, and the host isn’t a smug, self-satisfied ideologue more interested in pushing a political narrative than being genuinely entertaining? Do you pine for the days of Johnny Carson, Craig Ferguson, and David Letterman before he got old? Well, gentle reader, pine no more!
Free the People is partnering with comedian Andrew Heaton for the new series Adults Are Talking. The show combines comedy sketches, a monologue roasting current events, and interviews with some of the most interesting personalities out there. Filmed in Austin, TX, Adults Are Talking taps into the city’s vibrant energy as a destination for comics and intellectuals tired of the coastal elitism that has sucked all the fun out of trying to be funny in New York or Los Angeles. Heaton joins Joe Rogan and Lex Fridman as one of the new faces of Austin-based comedy and conversation.
America is hungry for original programming that isn’t simply a rehash of last century’s intellectual property, that won’t scold its audience for having wrong opinions, and that is allowed to actually be funny without apologizing for it. Andrew Heaton’s unique comic voice—and here I’m referring to his writing and performance; his actual voice is normal—we hope will be a breath of fresh air for those who prefer entertainment to lectures.
The first episode of Adults Are Talking features a discussion with Michael Malice, author of The White Pill, in which he describes his upbringing in the Soviet Union, and why he still has hope that America can avoid making the same mistakes as the Bolsheviks. It’s also peppered with Cold War jokes and Malice’s trademark wit, which nicely balances out the heaviness of the topic.