Todd Barry - Reviews

  • Season 10, Ep 12
  • 03/30/2006
  • Views: 9,399

Todd Barry gets good reviews that make him feel awful. (2:34)

AT THESE COMEDY CLUBS, DO YOU HIT ON THE WAITRESSES?"

PEOPLE, I'M A PROFESSIONAL. AND I HAVE A POLICY.

I WILL NOT HIT ON THE WAIT STAFF

UNTIL EVERY OPPORTUNITY IN THE AUDIENCE HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S CALLED PROFESSIONALISM.

I DID A COMEDY FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA AND I GOT REVIEWED.

AND I'M GONNA READ YOU A COUPLA THE REVIEWS, I GUESS.

THIS WON'T TAKE LONG. DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

I GOT GOOD REVIEWS, BASICALLY.

BUT THEY WROTE 'EM IN A WAY THAT I STILL FELT AWFUL.

I'LL READ THIS ONE.THIS IS IN PRESS FROM MELBOURNE.

"IN A FESTIVAL WHERE SLICK MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

"ARE THE NORM, THE SIMPLICITY OF THIS SHOW IS THE INTELLECTUAL HUMOR

EQUIVALENT OF TAKING A YOGA CLASS."

OH. WELL,SLAP THAT ON MY POSTER.

"HONEY, WE SHOULD GO SEE THIS SHOW.

IT'S LIKE TAKING A HOT, SWEATY, AWFUL YOGA CLASS."

"YOU MEAN IT'S NOT FUN?" "EXACTLY."

THIS ONE'S FROMTHE CHASER IN MELBOURNE.

"IN THE SHOW WE SAW, BARRY HAD A TENDENCY TO GET DOWN ON HIMSELF

"FOR NOT WHIPPING THE AUDIENCE INTO A FRENZY.

"BUT WHEN YOUR DELIVERY LEVEL IS ONE NOTCH ABOVE HYPNOSIS...

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

THAT IS HARDLY SURPRISING."

[LAUGHTER CONTINUES]

NOW, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A BAD REVIEW, RIGHT?

BUT THE GUY GOES ON. "WHAT ISN'T SURPRISING HOWEVER,

"IS THAT HE'S AVERY SKILLED PERFORMER.

"AS FOR HIS PLACID STYLE, THE AUDIENCE WEREN'T READY TO RIOT IN THE STREETS.

BUT THEY WERE HAPPY.AND ISN'T THAT KINDA THE POINT?"

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

I THINK IT'S MORE THAN KINDA THE POINT.IT IS THE POINT.

SO, WHY'D YOU WRITE THAT OTHER CRAP?

AND WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SHOW YOU LOVED SO MUCH

- YOU RIOTED IN THE STREETS? - [LAUGHTER]

"HONEY, THAT WAS A GOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WE JUST SAW.

WANNA GO GET A GLASS OF CHARDONNAY?"

"NO. WHY DON'T WE SET A DUMPSTER ON FIRE?"

[LAUGHTER, CHEERS & APPLAUSE]

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