Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Using his own contrasting combination of irrepressibly cheeky and surprisingly dark material, he quickly found himself taking the national circuit by storm. Finalist in various high profile competitions such as Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol and Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy Search, his twinkly eyed, playful demeanour disarms judging panels, industry experts and audiences alike, allowing him flirt coquettishly with topics that are traditionally a little more controversial.
A talented storyteller using whimsical imagery and evocative observations, Barry is a assured closing act, with regular bookings at many of the UK’s top comedy clubs including The Stand, XS Malarkey and The Frog and Bucket. His comedy has even taken him to far flung climbs such as Luxembourg, where his solo show proved so popular he became the first ever comedian to perform on Luxembourg TV.
“One of comedy’s original thinkers” Dominic Holland
His calm, inclusive persona has ensured that Barry has also proven himself to be a popular and amiable MC. With regular appearances at Baby Blue, Last Laugh Sheffield and Peter Vincent’s 10 Feet Tall Comedy, he has garnered a reputation as a strong and reliable choice to hold a quality line up together.