Actor Rob Falcone to perform at Westport club

Actor/comedian Rob Falcone performs Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Treehouse Comedy Club show in Westport.
Actor/comedian Rob Falcone performs Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Treehouse Comedy Club show in Westport.Treehouse Comedy Club /Contributed photo

If you know how to turn on a television, you probably have seen actor/comedian Rob Falcone hundreds of times over the years.

Falcone has one of those classic New York Italian faces (with a distinctive voice to match) that directors love to insert into a scene, often to add a bit of ethnic charm. Maybe in the role of a helpful custodian in a prosecutor’s office, or a cranky bet-taker at the racetrack.

Consequently, the 50-something Falcone has done a heap of commercials and series work in the past 25 years or so. That’s in addition to his stand-up commitments as a regular in the casinos of Atlantic City, N.J., and Las Vegas; he has been featured on USA Channel’s “Up all Night,” NBC’s “America’s Talking” and Comedy Central.

It is in his “role” as comedian that Falcone returns to the area on Saturday, Aug. 13, to headline at the Treehouse Comedy Club at Bistro B in Westport. Jim Mendrinos and Mike Feeney also will be featured.

“I was in my early 30s when I woke up one day, and frankly, realized that I needed to do what I’ve always wanted to do more than I needed a sense of security,” Falcone said in a recent telephone interview from his Queens, N.Y., home.

Falcone said he spent much of his 20s working with his hands. “I’ve always been good at carpentry, and even worked as a jeweler on 47th Street (in Manhattan) as a diamond setter. But I figured I’d rather be broke and insecure than never giving myself a chance” at a comedy/acting career, he said.

For those who want to escape the insanity of the American presidential race with a bit of upbeat entertainment, Falcone said he’s your man. Falcone describes his humor as “blue collar and observational. You know, I talk about my heritage, being Italian ... everyday stuff. But I’m definitely not political. I’m the guy who will let you escape from reality and take you on a nice ride for a while.”

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More Information

The Treehouse Comedy Club at Bistro B at the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road. Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 p.m. $20. treehousecomedy.com, robfalcone.com