Todd Barry
Todd Barry
Todd Barry.jpg
Barry in January 2017
Born (1964-03-26) March 26, 1964 (age 53)
The Bronx, New York
Medium Stand-up
Years active Late 1980s-present
Website Official website

Todd Barry (born March 26, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor.[1] He is known for deadpan comedy.[2]

Life and career

Barry at Zanies in February 2006

Barry was born in The Bronx, New York, and grew up in Florida.[3] He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English in 1986.[4] Before starting in stand-up comedy, he first worked as a drummer in the indie rock band The Chant from 1984 to 1985. In 1999, his Comedy Central Presents aired. He wrote, directed and starred in the short film Borrowing Saffron (2002), which co-starred H. Jon Benjamin. He has made a variety of guest appearances on shows like Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Home Movies, Wonder Showzen, Tom Goes to the Mayor, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He also voices a recurring character on Squidbillies. In 2004 Todd Barry was featured in an animated series called Shorties Watchin' Shorties.[3][5]

In 2008, he played Wayne in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler.

Over the course of six years he made 16 appearances on Dr. Katz, appearing as himself in the first two appearances. He then played the recurring character "Todd the video store clerk" and appeared in most episodes in the show's final year. He also played a character in the television pilot Saddle Rash along with Sarah Silverman, H. Jon Benjamin and Mitch Hedberg. In "The Third Conchord", the twelfth and final episode of the first season of Flight of the Conchords, Barry played Todd, a bongo playing megalomaniac, who tries to introduce the song "Doggy Bounce" to the Conchords' repertoire, and a new band name: The Crazy Dogggz.

In 2010, Barry had a recurring role as a fictionalized version of himself in the second season of the live-action Adult Swim series Delocated - in which he is a frequent associate of the Russian mafia characters, casually playing card games with them in their club. He also has a recurring role playing himself in FX's Louie.

In 2012, Barry released the album and special Super Crazy on Comedy Central Records.[6][7]

In 2014, Barry was featured on Season 3, Episode 4 of Jerry Seinfeld's web show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.[8]

Works

Discography

  • Medium Energy (2001)
  • Falling off the Bone (2004)
  • From Heaven (2008)[9]
  • Super Crazy (2012)

Films

Television

Books

  • Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg (2017)

Podcast Appearances

  • WTF Podcast with Marc Maron - (Episode 11) October 8, 2009
  • WTF Podcast with Marc Maron - (Episode 486) April 7, 2014
  • Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick - (Episode 501) April 4, 2014
  • Hang Out With Me Podcast with Myq Kaplan - November 19, 2012.
  • TV Guidance Counselor podcast with Ken Reid - December 2, 2015.
  • The Best Show with Tom Scharpling - March 29, 2017.

In April 2013 Barry started his own eponymous podcast, The Todd Barry Podcast.

References

  1. ^ Zinoman, Jason (March 21, 2012). How a Master of Stand-Up Sells the Joke. New York Times
  2. ^ Mendex, David (10 May 2012). "Deadpan Laughs". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Todd Barry Bio Accessed June 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Todd Barry Alumni Page Accessed July 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Todd Barry Shortie's Accessed July 2, 2011.
  6. ^ L. Ray, Austin. "Todd Barry Super Crazy album review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 2013. 
  7. ^ Jeffries, David. "Super Crazy - Todd Barry". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.crackle.com/c/comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee
  9. ^ "Todd Barry - From Heaven - Comedy Central 2008". Pitchfork Media. June 8, 2008. Retrieved 2011. 

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