Todd Barry

Chicago Reader presents Tomorrow Never Knows

Todd Barry

Dan Telfer, Gabe Wallace, Tony Mendoza

Fri, January 13, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$20.00

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Todd Barry
Todd Barry
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, 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 O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas.

“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

“He doesn't suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn't discriminate.” – Pitchfork.com

“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York

“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard

“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne
Dan Telfer
Dan Telfer
Dan Telfer has been writing and performing comedy in Chicago since 1996. He's toured as an opener for Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, and Patton Oswalt. His debut CD EP Fossil Record was released in 2010 on AST Records as a split release with Greg Proops and Paul F. Tompkins. You can now see him as a co-host of The Onion AV Club's new pop culture travel web series, Pop Pilgrims.
Gabe Wallace
Gabe Wallace
"People will say anything. But they won't do nothing."
Tony Mendoza
Tony Mendoza
Tony Mendoza, Unfocused Writer, Musician, and Humorist

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com