TODD BARRY’S 3 DECADES IN COMEDY BENEFIT

TODD BARRY’S 3 DECADES IN COMEDY BENEFIT

Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill, Eugene Mirman, Janelle James, Colin Quinn, and more TBA!

Wednesday · November 1, 2017

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

$30.00

This event is 21 and over

Todd made his standup debut Nov. 1st, 1987. Celebrate Todd’s 30th anniversary of this important event! Proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The American Kidney Fund

 

*Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.

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
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.
Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Dave Hill is an American comedian, writer, musician and actor. He's the host of The God Damned Dave Hill Show on WFMU. His debut comedy album Let Me Turn You On came out on June 9 on A Special Thing records.
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Massachusetts. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers and hosts the Audible podcast, Hold On. He appeared regularly on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and Archer, and has two standup comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Eugene is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science/ comedy show, StarTalk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is available from Sub Pop Records in multiple formats — a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a chair, and a robe.
Janelle James
Janelle James
Janelle James is a New York based comedian that can be seen on NBC Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle can also be seen touring with Chris Rock as part of his Total Blackout Tour 2017.
Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
Brooklyn native COLIN QUINN began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV's Remote Control. In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on Saturday Night Live, and served as the host of Weekend Update. After SNL, Quinn was host, creator, and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn from 2002-2004. Quinn’s first one-man show, An Irish Wake, played at the Helen Hayes Theatre and, in 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for an Emmy as a HBO special in 2011. He recently toured the country with his new one-man show, Colin Quinn Unconstitutional which had an Off-Broadway sold out run at The Cherry Lane Theatre last summer. Colin has a recurring role on HBO's Girls, and his new webseries Cop Show is now streaming on lstudio.com. He will be seen this summer opposite Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck for Universal. Colin's new book THE COLORING BOOK, a comedic take on solving race relations in America, will be released on June 9th.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/