Review: Todd Barry “Super Crazy”
Todd Barry opens his new album, Super Crazy, in his signature monotone voice and right away the audience eats it up. He begins his set talking about all the different cities he’s visited and all the dumb things he has heard and seen people do. Todd is great at making fun of himself and his comedy career. He’s a comic comic and he is not afraid to point that out.
The audience and Todd have a great relationship. His fans really love him and seem to be thrilled when he starts talking to them through out his set. He has a way of sarcastically making fun of his audience that they can’t help but laugh at. When you put someone on the spot, the way Todd often does, it can’t help but make for an answer with little to no thought that Todd can easily make fun of.
A lot of the subjects Todd delves into are relatable which makes his comedy that much funnier. He talks about his laziness and germaphobia, which is just about the worst combination, as shown in Todd’s refusal to mop his floor for ten years straight but his need to wash his pinky after touching his belt. He also talks about how due to his short attention span he often chooses to watch 88 minute Jim Belushi films instead of two and half hour critically acclaimed films, something that I can definitely relate to.
Todd Barry has a way with words that no other comedian can compare to. The lack of excitement in his voice makes the topics he discusses that much more interesting. He closes the set with a bit about talking to drunks in the bar after his shows. His monotone voice, lack of enthusiasm, and willingness to make fun of himself and the silly things he sees happen around him make for a great, new Todd Barry album.