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By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I must have done everything I had. You go through years where you go through everything you've ever written

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

Anyone who bombs is my friend.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Todd Barry

You come there and hang out and have a drink before the show and eat, so it's not that brutal. It's only $6.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

I've had shows where you think, "Is this going well? I can't tell," and then you say goodnight and you get this ovation. They're sorta like a theater audience. I've learned that much; that they're not always going to be doing backflips - but I'll never figure it out. Because sometimes you walk up there, and they're so excited, and then other times, it's just... But sometimes an audience is bad, and you can tell them they're bad, and that sort of breaks the ice a bit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I mean, I've always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta. I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I don't know any astronauts. There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

People don't understand that that's really what it is. They're looking for a magic phone number or something. And to a certain extent, I understand that, because comedy is treated so much as a stepping stone by a lot of people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I'd rather send out a mass email then hang posters all over the place

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape, I tend to go nuts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Todd Barry

There's people that are just in awe of what you do, and then there are people who just think it's garbage. And I think there are people who are just uncomfortable seeing someone have fun with their job

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

If you see me at a restaurant, blow me a kiss, wave, blow me another kiss, then walk five steps backward.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

I think people have this "It can't hurt to ask" mentality, which is true on some level. I get comics like, "Hey, will you look at these videos of me on MySpace?" I was like, "Well, who's gonna benefit from that? What if I don't like you?" No, I'm gonna write to a stranger and say, "Hi. You like me, and I don't like you. And now I feel bad when I didn't need to feel bad, because you put me on the spot." Or like, "Can I open for you?" Well, I've never seen you work, so no. I certainly made awkward mistakes when I was starting out, and they're just trying to have a career.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

My sister sometimes does a Todd Barry tribute act.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I had temping jobs also. I liked the flexibility. There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I guess there seems to be clubs opening up again, which is strange.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

Comedy clubs are a bit more expensive. That's the problem with some of these places. But the flipside of that is, if you do too many shows for free or $5, then people don't understand why you can't fly to Milwaukee and do a show for a $3 cover. That won't even pay for my flight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I'm particularly proud of my reluctance to share my dreams with anyone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

Buddha, much like everyone else has good and bad days.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I don't feel I'm even worthy of a normal amount of value.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I loved Australia. I was very successful there

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I did end up doing substitute teaching, but there's not a lot of teaching involved in that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

It was actually 3 years between albums. That seems like a long time to me

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

Only lately, like within the last few years, have I had people actually do an impression of me to me, which weirds me out to think of what they have picked up on, without ever realizing it myself

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom, so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide you wanted to be a comic, and on Monday, you could be on stage

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

It's cool to go to a place that has posters up and it's one night only. It feels more special.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Todd Barry

There are certain things that are probably too mean. I don't particularly like fat jokes. Those kind of bother me. But I guess what I was trying to say is, if I said I would never laugh at this, you could probably dig around and find a situation where I did laugh. I try not to be a hypocrite with that one. I find when there's a controversy about someone saying something offensive, I usually take the angle of, "Well, I don't know if that was offensive; it just wasn't funny." I generally don't gasp, "Oh my God!" I think people have been getting raked over the coals lately.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

I used to write things out beforehand. But sometimes it backfires

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

People in New York love having roof parties.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I mean, I've had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I've never even thought about, and they're right.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Todd Barry

The problem with a lot of comedy clubs is not that they are a comedy club; it's just the cheesy way they're presenting themselves. That's why a lot of people have a problem with them. If you're a relatively unknown comedian, you can play at a comedy club, you might play to hundreds of people every night. But if you try to make a concert event out of it, and try to play a rock club or something, where you might play to 10 people or no people. And the flipside of that is, that's also a great thing, to play to people who are your fans. Some people are too hard on the comedy clubs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Todd Barry

I haven't done a lot in London. I think comedy over there is how it was over here years ago. There's tons of it, and they're better paid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Todd Barry

There seems to be more comedy for comedy's sake

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Todd Barry

I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller, but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller. I guess I was just less interesting than I am now, if I am interesting at all