Comedy Night with Todd Barry Hosted by Umar Khan
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One of the beloved underground comic voices of our time and a regular on Louie, a Todd Barry show always consists of nuanced, measured comedy and killer crowd work. New York City-based 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. 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. 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 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. Hosted by Baltimore comedy favorite, Umar Khan . 8pm | ADV $20, $17 mbrs. | +$3 at the door “Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly “Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR “Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London