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Todd Barry - Biography


Comedian Todd Barry
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March 26, 1964

Todd Barry Overview:

Todd Barry is one of those comedians referred to as a "comic's comic," meaning he's known and respected by everyone in the comedy community. A veteran of the comedy scene for over 25 years, Barry is an expert at deadpan absurdism and a master at improvised back and forth with his audience. In addition to comedy, Barry is a character actor with a long resume of work in both film and television, as well as a frequent voice performer on animated TV series. He's a staple on the New York comedy scene, and one of the most quietly hilarious comics working today.

Quick Todd Barry Facts:

  • Todd Barry was born in The Bronx but raised in Florida. He currently resides in Manhattan.
  • He made his stand-up comedy debut at Miami's Coconut's Comedy Club in 1987.
  • His first televised stand-up special, a half-hour Comedy Central Presents, premiered in 1999.
  • Barry released his first comedy album, Medium Energy, in 2001. He would continue to release another album approximately every four years.
  • His first hour-long stand-up special, Super Crazy, premiered on Comedy Central in 2012.

Todd Barry Comedy Albums:

  • Medium Energy (2001)
  • Falling Off the Bone (2004)
  • From Heaven (2008)
  • Super Crazy (2012)

Additional Todd Barry Facts:

  • In 2003, Barry won Outstanding Male Comic at NYC's first ever Nightlife Awards.
  • He has s recurring role on Louis C.K.'s sitcom, Louie, playing himself. He also plays a version of himself on Delocated on Adult Swim.
  • Barry had a small part in Darren Aronofsky's 2008 movie The Wrestler.
  • He has provided voices for a number of animated series, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Home Movies, Shorties Watchin' Shorties and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, on which he appeared a total of 16 times.
  • In 2002, he wrote, directed and starred in his own short film, Borrowing Saffron.
  • He made a memorable appearance on the first season of HBO's Flight of the Conchords, playing one half of the Conchords' spin-off band, The Crazy Dogggz (comedian Demetri Martin played the other member).
  • Barry was a regular panel guest on the Comedy Central series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, which aired from 2002 to 2004.
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