Adam Carolla is mostly a funny man.
That’s what he built his career on, first in television and radio and now on the internet with the daily podcast that shares his name. He’s also a savvy businessman who has created a cross-platform media empire that includes a series of best-selling books and a foray into filmmaking. He directed the documentary “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman” in 2015.
It’s the funny guy people will see Saturday night, when Carolla stages a live recording of his podcast at the Tower Theatre. This isn’t Carolla’s first time at the Tower. He brought his live show here in 2013 and 2015.
Elsa, on ice
The event: Disney on Ice brings its “Worlds of Enchantment” for eight performances at the Selland Arena.
The draw: This has proven a successful endeavor at the Selland Arena. Last year, Disney on Ice’s performance run brought in upwards of 36,000 people and was the arena’s highest box office gross in a dozen years.
That’s just the numbers. The draw is seeing four of your (or your kid’s) favorite Disney and Pixar movies recreated live on skates. That’s: Lightning McQueen and Mater, Ariel and Ursula, Buzz and Woody and the whole cast of “Frozen” – Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff.
Method to his madness
The event: Blues guitarists Tommy Castro returns to Fulton 55. He will again be joined by his band, the Painkillers.
The draw: Castro has been a staple in blues circles since the late 1980s and is a top-level performer. The kind that can have Joe Bonamassa and Tab Benoit guest on his records because he has a B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year award on his resume. In recent years, the guitarist ditched the big brassy sound he was known for in favor of a stripped-down, raw vibe.
This is Castro’s annual visit, it seems. He has played Fulton 55 for the last two years.
Here’s some trivia: Castro was the first act to play the Memphis Blues Barrel Room, the venue that replaced Cabo Wabo in 2009.
King of the Summer
The event: Malibu rapper and hip-hop songwriter Shwayze plays an all-ages shows at Strummer’s nightclub.
The draw: According to a quick news search, Shwayze plays a lot of university campus shows. Which is to say he’s popular with the demographic. Local fans probably caught him playing the hip-hop portion of the 51Fifty Music Fest in April.
Here’s some trivia: Shwayze was on the Vans Warped tour in 2008. The tour also featured Katy Perry.
Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $16. All ages. www.strummerclcub.com