Todd Barry at Turner Hall
The comic comes to town May 17 for a solo performance
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As last year’s live CD, From Heaven, attests, comedian Todd Barry is funny. But his subdued style and dry speaking voice—his 2001 debut is called Medium Energy—belie the almost obsessive perfectionism he puts into being Todd Barry, Comedian. The comedian is known to much of the world as Todd, the bongo-playing third wheel from Flight Of The Conchords, but he’s more than capable of holding a room on his own armed with nothing more than some slyly sarcastic barbs.
When Barry opened for Louis CK at the Pabst in 2008, he left Decider hungry for more. So, we’re psyched about Barry coming May 17 to Turner Hall for a solo performance. So excited, in fact, that we’ll be giving away free tickets. Just make sure to register for our weekly newsletter by sending an email to email@example.com, and we’ll have more information in the weeks ahead. Fans can also go for the sure thing and just buy tickets when they go on sale at noon March 13 at the Pabst and Riverside box offices for $13.
If you’ve never heard of Todd Barry, this clip of the comic appearing on Late Night With Conan O’Brien 10 years ago—and discussing what would become the inspiration for his solo show Icky—is a good introduction.