Todd Barry Book Release Event

Todd Barry Book Release Event

John Hodgman, Janeane Garofalo, Joel Kim Booster, Sam Morril, Plus special famous guest!

Thursday · March 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. 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. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver's right hand man in Amy Heckerling's Vamps, and as Paul Rudd's co-worker in David Wain's Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.

Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT

“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
John Hodgman
John Hodgman
JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. 

He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York

Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American

Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.

After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as

a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”

This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the

“Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently

playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE

KNICK. 

He has performed comedy for The President of the United States, at the TED conference,

and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery. His apocalyptic comedy special RAGNAROK is

available on Netflix, and his subsequent one man comedy shows have played to sold out

audiences in many nice theaters around the country and in Canada. 

Finally, he is the host of the popular JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN podcast, where he settles

serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we

tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus.” He also contributes a weekly column under

the same name for The New York Times Magazine
Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
(Wet Hot American Summer, Broad City)
Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the country, and the world. As well, she was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist.

Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.

More about her film and TV appearances on her IMDB page.
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian and writer. He cares deeply about cats, appointment television, various feuds and more! He has been featured on Conan, Logo, Comedy Central and he desperately wants you to like him.
Sam Morril
Sam Morril
Sam Morril, one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City, is also one of the best joke writers in the scene today. How do you know that's true? Because he is writing this bio, and he wouldn't lie about that to get extra work.

In 2011, Sam won The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." More recently, Sam has been seen on Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party, "Conan" on on TBS twice, and is a regular on Fox News' "Red Eye."

He's also been on Last Comic Standing, @Midnight, and Inside Amy Schumer. Sam recorded his debut album on Comedy Central records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists. He also released his very own half-hour Comedy Central special.

You can see Sam regularly at The Comedy Cellar in New York City, and some other clubs. He even pops into those pretentious indy hipster shows, and is regularly on the road hitting new cities.

Now is your chance to see Sam. Do it soon before you catch swine flu or something. It's out there!
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/