Adam Conover is an American comedian, writer, voice actor, and television host.
Conover was born in Smithtown, New York, and grew up in Wading River. His parents are David O. Conover, a marine biologist, and Margaret Conover (née Howard), a botanist. He also has a younger sister, Emily, who holds a Ph.D. in particle physics and is a science reporter, which has led him to describe himself as "the only member of the family without a Ph.D."
In 2000, he graduated from Shoreham-Wading River High School, where he became interested in the performing arts. He then attended Bard College, where, in 2002, he became an active member of the sketch comedy group Olde English. In 2004, he earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Bard College.
- Conover was once a roommate of BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg in New York City, who also introduced him to his girlfriend, illustrator Lisa Hanawalt.