Todd Barry, the ‘Laurence Olivier of Sarcastic Twerps’


This profile of Todd Barry is a master class in backhanded compliments. (He’s funny, but not because of his material or delivery. I love this one joke of his - and it’s not even that good!) But it also does an impressive job of labeling the slippery cadences and qualities of delivery that make Barry a great standup, and pointing out the similarity between standup comedy and music. Other than the main similarity that they get people laid a lot! (Except for comedy.)