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Comedian, ‘Rescue Me’ star, and ‘Top Gear’ host Adam Ferrara performing stand-up in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 16

Comedian, ‘Rescue Me’ star, and ‘Top Gear’ host Adam Ferrara performing stand-up in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 16
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From a press release:

Comedian and host of the hit TV show “Top Gear USA” Adam Ferrara will be the first-ever comedian performing in the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Sept. 16 for two shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $20.50 in advance and $25 the day of the show, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. There will be a special Kirby Member pre-sale starting Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.

Ferrara, the stand-up comedian and actor who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “hilarious,” presently hosts the critically acclaimed BBC sensation “Top Gear USA” airing on the History channel.

Additionally, he is an internationally touring headliner, two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards, and has three Comedy Central specials.

Ferrara proudly played Chief William “Needles” Nelson on the Emmy-nominated FX drama “Rescue Me” with Denis Leary and starred as NYPD Sgt. Frank Verelli opposite Edie Falco on Showtime’s hit series “Nurse Jackie.” He has also co-starred alongside Kevin James in the movie “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and in “Definitely, Maybe” with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher.

Ferrara’s earlier TV credits include NBC’s “Law & Order,” ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” CBS’s “The King of Queens,” as well as a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC show “The Job.” Ferrara has also appeared on “Jimmy Fallon,” “Jay Leno,” “David Letterman,” “The View,” and “Rachael Ray.”

Apart from opening for his comedy idol George Carlin and performing at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and the Apollo Theater, Ferrara was asked 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’m still moving faster than Congress.”

The “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series is presented by Grotto Pizza.