Adam Ferrara's new comedy album Unconditional has arrived, and not a moment too soon. Ferrara's delightfully sharp observations on love, life and everything in between have gotten even better with his latest record, which you can sample by playing the video above.
What makes Ferrara the best stand-up comedian working today is that he's found the perfect middle ground in comedy. He's charming, engaging and completely free of pretention; this is a guy whom comedy fans genuinely want to hang out with.
At the same time, he's not afraid to tell things exactly like they are, even if it's about a less than happy subjects like his father's passing or his beloved dog's health problems: both of which are covered in this set. He can be astute without being offensive, and be fun while still having something important to say. It's a true balancing act, and Ferrara has mastered it.
With Unconditional, though, he's speaking from even more experience. He's digging into the quirks of marriage, the awkwardness of celebrity and the general escalating insanity of the world around him in general. His comments about racing from the filming of "Top Gear" to the vet are a highlight; he's not bringing it up to point out how cool he is, but rather how ridiculous it is.
Ferrara is always in on his own joke, and he wants the audience to be as entertained and occasionally frustrated as he is. He's taking everything that ought to be said and saying it with his trademark punch.
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Whether you know his work or Unconditional is your first exposure to Adam Ferrara, there's something for everyone to laugh at (and with) in these dozen new tracks. Perhaps the best part of the new album is that he's also on tour throughout the rest of the year, so audiences can experience this new material live. Adam Ferrara is once again inviting comedy fans into his life, and with Unconditional, you'll want to stay a while.
Unconditional is now available here. Below are Adam Ferrara's upcoming tour dates, with tickets and more information available here. Note that several dates have both early and late shows, so be sure to check both the date and time of his performances before purchasing tickets:
Aug. 17 - Arlington, VA - Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2 shows)
Aug. 18 - Arlington, VA - Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2 shows)
Aug. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - TopGolf Comedy at The Birdie Bar
Aug. 25 - Las Vegas, NV - TopGolf Comedy at The Birdie Bar
Sept. 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Helium Comedy Club
Sept. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Helium Comedy Club (2 shows)
Sept. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Helium Comedy Club (2 shows)
Sept. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Helium Comedy Club
Oct. 18 - Schaumburg, IL - Improv Chicago
Oct. 19 - Schaumburg, IL - Improv Chicago (2 shows)
Oct. 20 - Schaumburg, IL - Improv Chicago
Nov. 29 - Albany, NY - Funny Bone Albany
Nov. 30 - Albany, NY - Funny Bone Albany (2 shows)
Dec. 01 - Albany, NY - Funny Bone Albany (2 shows)
Dec. 02 - Albany, NY - Funny Bone Albany
For more on Adam Ferrara, visit his artist page at AXS.