You wouldn't be wrong to group Todd Barry in with so-called alternative comedians like Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, and Zach Galifianakis. In a market dominated by blue collars, gimmicks, and ventriloquist stars, Barry's style, like hipster icon Oswalt's, can seem almost defiantly erudite. But that's all relative. Barry, known for his low-key demeanor and sarcasm-drenched routines, does what a good comic should do: mine both social folly and personal psychosis for substantial laughs. He's resistant to the alt-comic label and notes that a lot of writers have asked him specifically about playing rock venues. Barry knows a thing or two about that; he's served as Yo La Tengo's opener. Barry has also played the late-night talk-show circuit from Letterman to Conan to Kimmel, lent his voice to... More >>>