Comedy Nerd Recommends: Todd Barry
The original version of this post was published on 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, 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 where everything has a tendency to fall 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 can be 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. However, you shouldn’t miss out on the hilarity just because of shyness or boringness.
July 2016 Update:
Todd Barry is back and doing his thing again in a show called “Todd Barry: Works the Crowd”, this year at Katacombes. I really enjoyed his show a couple years ago when I went. Now after a year away, the comedy gods have smiled upon Montreal once again. Don’t miss it!
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 are prone to 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.