The day we recorded this, it was brutally cold rain with heavy winds outside.
Todd Barry is a perennial force of continuous head busting comedy for many decades now. The fact that Todd grew up in Florida and that he is one of the most respected comedians to have ever have started out there makes him feel like he is a part of my extended family. As long as I have been around, Todd has been around. From the earliest Comedy Central and MTV comedy shows to all of the best comedy festivals world wide.
He has appeared multiple times on Letterman and Conan, as well as delivering highly acclaimed comedy specials. He is one of the most respected comedians in the business and Louis CK is one of his most ardent supporters, having highlighted Todd as himself as a reoccurring character on the smash hit FX show 'Louie'.
Louis Ck even produced Todd's most recent live audio recording called 'Crowd Work'. Todd's unique brand of comedy as well as his signature delivery has made him a staple on several animated series voicing characters on Dr. Katz and Squidbillies. Todd started doing stand up comedy in South Florida and moved to New York City where he still lives today. This conversation was recorded at the Salt Hill Hotel in Galway, Ireland. Todd and I were both doing the Galway Comedy Festival together and this was the tail end of a European and Scandinavian tour he was on.
It is a special honor to know the quiet thunder of his personality and to have seen him kick so much comedy ass through all of these years and it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Todd Barry!
Intro song: Cutting Room (Hot Pants) – Oceanliners
Tell Me Anything, Ask Me Anything: Liam from Cambridge & at the moment rocking with his band ‘Tape Runs Out’. Send him a message if you like his music! http://www.soundcloud.com/tape-runs-out
Stand-up clip from YouTube 1: Todd Barry Stand-Up 03/24/14
Stand-up clip from YouTube 2: Todd Barry Stand-Up 09/04/12 - CONAN on TBS
End song 1: MacDougal Blues – Kevin Kinney
End song 2: Friends – Tape Runs Out
Recorded at the Salthill Hotel in Galway, Ireland on a horrible cold and windy day. October 2014
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