Kevin Farley: Comedian baffled by our misuse of Google Earth
The Second City theater in Chicago is where comedian/actor/writer Kevin Farley honed his skills as an entertainer. Not long after studying there, he landed roles in movies such as “Black Sheep” (with his brother, the late Chris Farley) and “The Waterboy” (with Adam Sandler).
He moved on to television, as well, appearing in everything from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.” Farley returns to his comedy roots at The Treehouse at The Westport Inn on Saturday, Feb. 9, headlining a show which includes Jim Dailakis and Donny Salvo.
Farley, 53, loves to make people laugh. Aside from doing stand-up on tour, he shares his humor via Twitter @Imkevinfarley. One recent message said: “I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to actually go there? #TuesdayThoughts.”
Another time he wrote: “Google Earth is amazing. It gives you the opportunity to go and see anywhere in the world... so what do you do? You go and look at your house.”
Farley’s resume includes a bit of everything. Films he has appeared in also include “An American Carol” and “White Knight.” His most recent TV series was CMT’s “Still the King,” and he voices numerous characters on “F is for Family” on Netflix.
He has headlined at comedy clubs across the nation, and has opened for comics from David Spade to Chris Rock. He also starred in a New York musical about comedians — “HA! The Musical.”
The Wisconsin native co-wrote/co-directed “Hollywood & Wine,” an irreverent look at a struggling actress. He also directed the comedy, “Paranormal Movie,” which pokes fun at the “found footage” horror genre (Think “Blair Witch Project.”).
On a more serious note, Farley was co-executive producer of 2015’s “I Am Chris Farley,” a touching documentary about his brother, who died at 33 from a drug overdose. The feature-length film covers his meteoric rise to fame and the sad ending of his life. It includes interviews with entertainers he worked with, and those who knew him best.
The Treehouse Comedy Club at The Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road E. Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. $25, $32.50 includes VIP seating, $25. 203-230-8700