Ferrara grew up in Huntington Station, New York in an Italian-American family. He is married to indie actress Alex Tyler, who is on the cover of his comedy DVD Funny as Hell. She also plays the "she-devil" in the special's introductory sketch. Ferrara and Anthony Cumia (of the Opie & Anthony Show) were childhood friends, and Ferrara makes occasional appearances on Cumia's radio program.
Ferrara has performed on Comedy Central Presents and has twice been nominated for the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-Up. Ferrara frequently performs stand-up at Caroline's and the Comedy Cellar. Ferrara also tours often, performing stand-up at the top clubs around the country.
He has performed stand-up several times on The Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Comedy Central. His stand up was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties in 2004.
In 2009, Ferrara performed in an hour stand-up special which aired on Comedy Central entitled Funny As Hell, and was released on DVD the same day. Ferrara appeared on The Tony Kornheiser Show on January 24, 2013. Subsequently, he made another appearance on The Tony Kornheiser Show on January 9, 2015 as co-host with Chris Cillizza who regularly co-hosts alongside Mr. Tony.
Ferrara co-hosts the American version of Top Gear.
Adam Ferrara is an American actor and comedian who played Detective Tommy Manetti on the television series The Job, and is currently playing Chief "Needles" Nelson on Rescue Me.
He has performed on Comedy Central Presents and was nominated twice for the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-Up.
Ferrara frequently performs stand-up at Caroline's and the Comedy Cellar, both of which are in Manhattan.
Ferrara also tours often, performing stand-up at the top clubs around the country.
He currently has a recurring role as Chief "Needles" Nelson on the critically-acclaimed FX series Rescue Me.
Ferrara is also a frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony show on XM Satellite Radio and nationwide syndicated "terrestrial" radio stations.He is a close friend of co-host Anthony Cumia, as they grew up together on Long Island in New York.
Ferrara has guest starred four times on The King of Queens, appearing each time as a different character.
He has performed stand-up several times on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Premium Blend.
Ferrara recently appeared in the film The Pack.
He had roles in the films Definitely, Maybe and Winter of Frozen Dreams.
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