Todd Barry

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Todd Barry
Todd Barry.jpg
Barry in January 2017
Born (1964-03-26) March 26, 1964 (age 58)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1984–present
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Life and career[edit]

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 was 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), co-starring H. Jon Benjamin. He has made guest appearances on shows like Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Home Movies, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Wonder Showzen, Tom Goes to the Mayor, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He also voices a recurring character on Squidbillies. In 2004, he was featured in the animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties.[3][5]

He made 16 appearances on Dr. Katz—in the first two, as himself; then as the recurring character of Todd, a video store clerk, in most of its final-season episodes. 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, where he played a frequent associate of the Russian mafia characters, casually playing card games with them in their club. He also had a recurring role as himself in FX's Louie.

Barry recorded the Super Crazy album on Comedy Central Records in 2012 .[6][7] In 2014, he was featured wearing shorts on Season 3, Episode 4 of Jerry Seinfeld's web show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.[8]

Works[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Medium Energy (2001)
  • Falling off the Bone (2004)
  • From Heaven (2008)[9]
  • Super Crazy (2012)
  • The Crowd Work Tour (2014)

Films[edit]

  • Who's the Caboose? (1997) – Football Player
  • Tomorrow Night (1998) – Man Caught in Rain (Director: Louis CK, 1998 Sundance selection)
  • Los Enchiladas! (1999) – Duane (Director: Mitch Hedberg, 1999 Sundance selection)
  • Road Trip (2000) – Campus Security Guard 1
  • Pootie Tang (2001) – Greasy
  • Borrowing Saffron (2002) – George (Director: Todd Barry, Woodstock Film Festival selection)
  • Beer League (2006) – Creepy Guy Down the Shore
  • The Wrestler (2008) – Wayne
  • Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010) – Bob Withers
  • Vamps (2012) – Ivan
  • Wanderlust (2012) – Sherm
  • Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour (2014)  - Himself
  • "Spicy Honey" (2017)  - Himself

Television[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg (2017)

Podcast appearances[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Todd Barry Bio Height 1.58 cm. Archived 2011-06-09 at the Wayback Machine 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 10 April 2013.
  7. ^ Jeffries, David. "Super Crazy – Todd Barry". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee". www.crackle.com. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  9. ^ "Todd Barry – From Heaven – Comedy Central 2008". Pitchfork Media. June 8, 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  10. ^ "Season 2, Ep 25 – Sit in a Circle (w/ Todd Barry, Janet Varney, Cole Stratton, Matt Besser & Danielle Schneider live) - Hello from the Magic Tavern". magictavern.wikidot.com. Retrieved May 12, 2019. *

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