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Adam Ferrara: There are laughs to be had everywhere

September 25, 2018

You’ve seen him on late-night television, in movies and in three Comedy Central specials. He also played Chief “Needles” Nelson on Denis Leary’s “Rescue Me,” and Sgt. Frank Verelli on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”

Yes, Adam Ferrara does it all, but this month he’s going back to his stand-up roots, with performances at two Treehouse Comedy Club venues. Ferrara will be at Bobby V’s in Windsor Locks on Friday, Oct. 5, and at the Westport Inn on Saturday, Oct. 6.

A two-time nominee for Best Male Stand-up by the American Comedy Awards, Ferrara, 52, grew up on Long Island. “Entertainment Weekly” says he’s “hilarious,” and he released his latest comedy album, “Unconditional,” this past summer.

Ferrara uses his keen sense of humor to dissect and lampoon life experiences. He reflects on his family and the infuriating aspects of everyday life. He even talks about NASCAR (he previously hosted the American version of “Top Gear” with FOX Sports’ NASCAR expert, Rutledge Wood). Basically, he points out there are laughs to be had everywhere.

“Rescue Me” isn’t the only television series for which Ferrara is known; he’s also been on such shows as CBS’ “The Good Fight,” “Criminal Minds” and “The King of Queens,” not to mention ABC’s “Ugly Betty.”

In addition, Ferrara has been in such movies as “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” in which he starred alongside Kevin James, and “Definitely, Maybe,” with Ryan Reynolds.

Two comedians will open for Ferrara at each venue. In Windsor Locks the openers are Shawn Murray and Alex Giampapa. In Westport he’ll be joined by Howie Mason and Jackson (that’s right, Jackson goes by one name).

Bobby V’s, 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks. Friday, Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m. $25. 203-230-8700, TreehouseComedy.com

The Treehouse Comedy Club at The Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East, Westport. Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. $28.50-$23.50. 203-230-8700, TreehouseComedy.com

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