When Adam Devine was 10 years old, he was run over by a cement truck. He was biking to the convenience store with his friend to go get some Big League Chew. And when he went to cross the street, he got hit by the 32-ton vehicle. Taken under the first two tires and spit out.
He couldn’t walk for two years. He had to have 26 surgeries. He missed half of sixth grade and when he returned to school, he was in a wheelchair for a long time.
That’s when he started being funny.
“Joking about it became my way to defuse the situation,” Devine recalled. “If people were picking on me, I was better at making fun of them than they were at making fun of me. I realized, ‘Oh, comedy is...