Comedy Nerd Recommends: Todd Barry

*A version of this post was originally published July 22, 2014

Enjoy quick wit and confidence? Like some improvisation with your stand up? Are you in the mood to heckle? Todd Barry’s show is for you.

Seriously though, Todd Barry’s show this year is all about crowd work, meaning he talks to the audience. That is the entire show. Barry brings his special brand of confidence and dry wit to a set that is improvised, funny, and filled with moments of pure joy and magic when everything just falls into place perfectly. Each show is tailored to the audience, how much more unique can you get? While every show by other performers that is repeated during the festival is a bit different, Todd Barry does an entirely new and exclusive show every night.

If you don’t want to be picked on (in a friendly manner) then I suggest sitting upstairs or towards the back. Also, if you have a boring job and no sense of humour about it, sit even further back. You shouldn’t miss out on the hilarity just because of shyness or boringness.

July 2016 Update:

With only three shows, July 27,  28 & 30 at 9:00 PM at Katacombes, you best get on it and get your tickets here quick!

If you go to the show and do the social media thing, don’t forget to #Mobtreal or #MobMTL along with your #JFLMTL hashtag. And for more on the fly recommendations check back here or follow me on twitter @debortoa , do it.

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A freelance writer/editor and a perpetual student. She has a vast range of passions that include: people/culture, fashion, music, and the arts. However, nothing rivals her intense fondness for the holy trinity that is: television, comedy, and sugar. Due to this she has been dubbed “the TV wife,” as she is trusted to suggest new shows to others and is game to watch it with them. She’s also a comedy nerd and a sugar fiend. Her relationship with sugar can be summed up in her concoction of Frozen Hot Chocolate, affectionately referred to by friends as ‘Diabetes in a Cup.’ Her motto is: “There’s no such thing as ‘guilty pleasures’, it’s all pleasure.”

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