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Todd Barry • SOPAC • 11.17.18

  • SOPAC 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

Todd Barry

South Orange Performing Arts Center, Saturday, November 17 at 8:00PM

Comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.

“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” 
– NPR

Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David LettermanLate Night with Conan O’BrienJimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presentsspecials,  and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as LouieDelocatedBored to DeathTim and EricChappelle’s ShowSex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas.  You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver’s right hand man in Amy Heckerling’s Vamps, and as Paul Rudd’s co-worker in David Wain’s Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival. 

 “Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” 
– Time Out New York

Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium EnergyFalling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

 “Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” 
– Entertainment Weekly

Todd was once the subject of a New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.” Find the Todd Barry Podcast iTunes and other platforms.