by Andrew Lowder
Barry Sobel first hit it big in the late 80s and went on to be nominated for an Emmy for his work on Saturday Night Live. His many TV and film appearances include the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Revenge of the Nerds II, Doc Hollywood, MTV’s Lip Service, as well as The Barry Sobel Show on Comedy Central. Barry started his comedy career in San Francisco and returns next week for an appearance at the Rickshaw Stop.
December 27th @ Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco
Hi Barry. Might as well jump right in. Appearing on Carson at such a young age must’ve been nerve-wracking. Were you petrified? How did that all come about and what was it like?
Barry Sobel: My appearance on Johnny Carson, currently being bootlegged on the web, was the second time I was ever on. In fact, it was just the opposite of nerve-wracking. When Johnny was intro-ing me, I yelled out from backstage. Not a lot of people do that. I just knew it was going to be one of the greatest moments of my life. I was so excited to get out there. It surprised Johnny, and Ed covered by going, “Voice from above sir…”