Kevin Farley [Interview]

Photo by Russell Baer


We are bringing the funny back today, Folks! Today we have a nice little interview with the very funny comedian and comedy actor that you already know and love, the great Kevin Farley! He is an impressive specimen of a funny man who has created a wide and brilliant body of work that includes stints on great shows like Superstore, Still the King,  Drunk History, and the brilliant Netflix Original animated series F is For Family.

He is also a killer in the world of stand up comedy, and is most likely coming to a town near you! For a few decades now, Kevin has been making people laugh since he first joined up at the legendary Second City, and he hasn’t looked back since. He is a legend in the field of funny, and we are so happy that he was willing to share a few brief words with us here today. So Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy some words from the great Kevin Farley!

While you come from a pretty well known and obviously talented trio of brothers involved in the world of comedy, I am curious to know what it was exactly that drove YOU specifically to the world of comedy and acting? Or show business in general? When did you first realize that you wanted to play pretend for a living?

I got involved with Second City in the early 90s. I saw my brother on stage and I know that’s what I wanted to do with my life. It seemed fun and exciting. Second city to this day remains the reason why I got into show business.

A scroll through your very impressive IMDb credits made me realize that you have worked on one of the best animated programs of recent history, the Bill Burr driven Netflix Original F is For Family. How have you enjoyed this work? Is voice over work as cool as some make it out to be? Do you really come to work in pajamas if you felt like doing so?

I love F is for Family. I love doing voiceovers. It’s challenging to act only using the voice. I don’t go in to the studio in my pajamas. However, I do feel very relaxed. It’s the best job in show business.

In 2015, you worked on bringing the brilliant documentary I Am Chris Farley into the world. In your own obviously expert opinion, what do you believe it was that set this doc apart from all of the other films and recollection pieces that have been done before? What did you feel needed to be said that hadn’t been said before?

I’m very proud of that documentary. I wanted to show just how sensitive and creative Chris was. Also how well liked he was by people in the business.

Beyond acting and filmmaking, you are also an established stand-up comedian. How do you enjoy this line of work? What do you enjoy about stand up that you don’t get from your normal duties as a comedic actor?

I love stand-up comedy because of the live aspect of it. It brings back my old Second City days. The immediate laugh is the best!

You appear regularly on the new hit comedy series Still The King as a somewhat emotionally unstable parole officer, and do it damn well if I might add. What has it been like to work on a program like this? Is it as much fun to work on as it is to watch?

Still the King was a great show and I was proud to be a part of it. I love Billy Ray Cyrus. He’s a great guy to work with.

The show takes place almost entirely in Nashville, Tennessee, which I have found to be a lovely town. How has your time been working in this area? Do the locals seen receptive to what you all are doing out there?

I had such fun in Nashville getting to know the city and how great the food is. I’d love to go back some day and spend more time there.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like our reader’s to know about?

I’m just gonna keep doing stand up and recording F is for Family. I love what I do and I’ll just try to keep getting better.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

The last thing that made me smile was when my girlfriend drank another guys coffee at Starbucks. Very Funny.

Wanna see Kevin be hilarious in person? You should. So find him somewhere near you:

February 8-10 Hyena’s Comedy Club, Dallas TX
February 17 Royal River Casino, Flandreau SD
February 22-24 Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Glendale, AZ.
March 1-3 Funny Stop, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
March 8-10 Hyena’s Comedy Club ,  Ft. Worth TX
March 16, 17 Old Train Depot, Pierceton, IN
March 22-25 Harvey’s Comedy Club, Portland, Oregon
March 29   St. Jude’s Fundraiser event,
Meadow Lands Comedy Club,  Moonachie, NJ.
April 27-29  Mojo’s Comedy Cellar, Austintown, Ohio

Find ticket information and updates at his WEBSITE. And check out this amazing reel of his work right here:


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/187184104″>Kevin Farley 3</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user55517697″>Cindy Collins</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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