9 Questions with Todd Barry

October 1st, 2008 | Interviews, San Francisco Comedy

by Chad Lehrman

Todd Barry

SFstandup favorite Todd Barry will be bringing his dry and wonderful “medium energy” style to the San Francisco Punchline October 9th-11th.

@ Punchline Comedy Club
444 Battery Street, SF
Oct. 9th, 10th, & 11th
$15-$21
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Here Todd answers a few questions regarding rowdy audiences, politics, and where you should go for your pre-show meal.

SF Your website says that Ayam Dada Masak Cabe is your favorite food. I googled “Ayam Dada Masak Cabe” and the only thing that comes up is your website. What gives?

TB: It’s a special dish created by me, for me.

SF How come the main photo of you at your website is from the waist down??

TB: Because it’s super sexy and provocative.

SF You’re the same age as VP candidate Sarah Palin- do you think it’s a good age to become Vice President?

TB: Hmmm… I never thought about that….I’M GONNA HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE SOON!

SF Have any children recognized you from your appearance on Sesame Street?

TB: No, but I’ve received a few emails from old acquaintances who’ve watched that episode with their kids.

SF Why do you write such mean things about Louis CK on the internet?

TB: Because he’s a red-haired piece of shit who needs to get out of the business, pronto!

SF How do you handle a rowdy audience?

TB: With my FISTS OF FURY!

SF Did you meet Mitch Hedberg when you started out doing comedy in Florida (where Hedberg also started), or did you guys meet later?

TB: I actually saw him open for Ellen DeGeneres in New York before he was famous. It wasn’t really his crowd — if you know what I mean — but he hung in there and did well.

SF What can you tell us about The Wrestler, which seems to be getting great reviews- do you play a wrestler?

TB: I play Mickey Rourke’s boss at his day job. The film, which opens December 19th, was directed by Darren Aronofsky. It just won the “Golden Lion” award at the Venice Film Festival.

SF Is there anything you’d like to say to the people of San Francisco to help them prepare for your upcoming shows?

TB: If you can’t get into House of Nanking for your pre-show meal, the place next door is really good, too.

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