New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing Third Conchord on HBOs Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourkes 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.
Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan OBrien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todds resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelles Show, Sex and the City, Roast Battle and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillipss Road Trip, Louis CKs Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedbergs 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, Montreals Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Irelands Cat Laughs Festival.
Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festivals Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onions A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.
Todd was the subject of a recent 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.
Todd Barry Podcast debuted in 2013 and has since reached #1 on the iTunes.