From: Madison, WI
Currently based: Los Angeles, CA
Been in comedy for: A very long time
NM: What is your home club and why do you love it?
KF: My home club is The Improv On Melrose in LA. I love it because of it's history and it's stage. Also it's next to my house.
NM: Do you have a preshow ritual?
KF: I usually eat and relax before the show.
NM: What/Who influences your comedy?
KF: My influences were my brother and also Mel Brooks.
NM: Have you ever lied, cheated, or begged (or otherwise) for a gig?
KF: I've done all of those for a gig... nothing too bad, though.
NM: Tell me a comedy life story that you will never forget.
KF: I once did a comedy show in a kitchen of a house and knocked over the lemonade on the kitchen counter all over the grand mother of the house. Not funny.
NM: What are you laughing about right now?
KF: I'm laughing at remembering that story.
NM: With which of the 7 Deadly Sins does your personal brand most align?
KF: Gluttony, unfortunately.
Debut Appearance TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
To answer your first question, yes, Kevin is the brother of Saturday Night Live legend and movie actor Chris Farley. Here is more about this weekend's headliner:
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Kevin Farley studied at the famous Second City in Chicago. It wasn't long after that he appeared in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris Farley) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler.
Soon after, Farley landed a starring role as character Doug Linus on MTV's sitcom "2gether" where he was met with rave reviews. Farley then went on to star with top billing in the feature films "An American Carol" and "White Knight". Other films to his credits are "Crowning Jules", "Frat Pack" and "Joe Dirt 2".
Kevin Farley's TV guest appearances have been on Hawaii Five-O, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, The Neighbors, Just Shoot Me and United States of Tara to name a few.
Farley moved behind the camera as co-writer and co-director of "Hollywood & Wine", which takes an irreverent look at an actress struggling in Hollywood. In addition, Farley directed the comedy "Paranormal Movie". The film pokes fun of the "found footage" horror, sub-genre popular with movie goers today.
To his credit, and met with high praise in all the national reviews, Farley was Co-Executive Producer of the heartwarming "I Am Chris Farley", a feature-length biographical documentary about his brother Chris, the late comedy legend. Presently Farley is co-starring in "F is for Family", a Netflix comedy series, This year he will be co-starring in CMT's new series "Still the King".
When Farley is not writing screenplays, producing or directing or on set filming, he regularly embraces the stage in stand-up comedy. Farley usually appears as the headline act nation-wide in clubs such as The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv, but he has also opened for David Spade, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Ross, Todd Glass, Kevin Nealon and Jeff Richards. Along the lines of stand-up comedy, Farley starred in a New York musical about comedians called "HA! The Musical".
Farley has hosted many live shows, and has been featured on The Today Show, The View, Extra, Fox News and countless radio shows. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is involved with the non-profit organization The American Irish Fund.
Kevin Farley has truly established himself as comedic presence both on the big screen and off. Multi-tasking as a comedian, actor, writer, director and producer seems easy for Farley because he does it all, with a fabulous sense of humor.
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