ADAM FERRARA Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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A proven favorite in comedy clubs, festivals and sitcoms, Adam Ferrara has earned a name for himself as one of today’s leading comedic talents. Adam’s charismatic charm enhances a stand-up act that blends witty characterizations and hilarious observations. His popularity as a stand-up has been validated with two American Comedy Awards” nominations for the Stand-Up Comic Audience Award.


Adam was born in Queens and raised on Long Island, NY. He was known as the Aclass clown” at Walt Whitman High School and was bestowed with that Ahonor” in his yearbook. Although Adam received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Marist College, he admits, “I can’t even balance my own checkbook". So on July 13th 1988, he took to the stage at the East Side Comedy Club on Long Island and performed for the first time. His appearance was a huge success - thanks to his mother who had invited the entire neighborhood. That appearance resulted in another gig the following night and Adam’s first agent.


Adam is a national touring headliner playing the famed Improvs as well as Catch a Rising Star, Caroline’s in NYC, The Laugh Factory, and The Punchlines. He is also a regular performer at the world renowned Just for Laughs: The Montreal Comedy Festival. This past July, Adam appeared at the Festival again and performed at three different shows including the prestigious closing night Gala with host Louie Anderson.


His stellar list of stand-up television appearances over the years include multiple appearances on Comedy Central, A&E, MTV/VH-1, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC. Most recently, Adam appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” and “The Late Show with David Letterman".


Adam has also had success on television in numerous roles including the recurring role of Pete on NBC’s “Caroline in the City". He was a series regular on UPN’s “Social Studies", and most recently has been cast in the role of Tommy in “The Job” with Denis Leary for Dreamworks on ABC. Adam has completed taping his second half-hour special for Comedy Central as well.


Adam recently performed his one-man show “I DO” in Los Angeles and at the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York City.