Adam Ferrara, Actor and Comedian, dubbed “hilarious” by Entertainment Weekly, has proudly played “Chief Needles Nelson” on the Emmy®-nominated FX series Rescue Me and is currently starring in History’s BBC hit import Top Gear.
Some of Ferrara’s screen credits include Universal Pictures’ Definitely Maybe starring opposite Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher and Sony’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop with Kevin James.
Starting his career on NBC’s Caroline In The City, Ferrara has also appeared as a series regular in ABC’s The Job, guest starred on NBC’s Law & Order and reprised roles in CBS’s The King Of Queens and ABC’s Ugly Betty.
Ferrara also is a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Rachael Ray.
Adam’s third special for Comedy Central entitled Funny as Hell brings the stage to life with his honest, clever and fearless perspective on family, relationships and himself.
Apart from opening for his comedy idol, George Carlin, and performing at both Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, Ferrara also had the opportunity to perform at a benefit for the President and all of the Senators. Stuck in traffic on the way to the event, Ferrara quipped, “I’ve waited this long for healthcare, now they can wait for me.”
Named one of Rolling Stone’s five comics to watch, Ryan’s appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Conan, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and the Showtime special Caroline Rhea and Friends, Ryan is on his way to establishing himself as one of the country's favorite stand-ups.
With immediate comic charisma and a crisp, clean writing style, Ryan is sought after for his ability to perform for a variety of audiences while making each show an individual and unique experience.
With an extensive touring schedule, he often finds himself far from his Idaho roots and currently makes his home in New York City. Much of his trademark humor comes from that unique contrast.
He's become known among industry insiders as the fastest rising star, racking up local and national comedy competition wins and festival appearances. He most recently won the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska, which honors the roots of Johnny Carson. He has also won the National MVP award for The Comedy Leagues competition at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. Prior to that, he won Sierra Mist's America's Next Great Comic Search, was a two-time finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival competition, and appeared at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival as an up and coming talent. He's also a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show.