Todd Barry is a cynical genius. Deader than deadpan, Barry’s dry, droll delivery is his trademark and his act is a unique brand of smart, sarcastic social commentary. A pure stand-up comedian, Barry is reminiscent of Steven Wright in both wry intonation and talent. Although some of his contemporaries, such as Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman, have recently achieved greater success, Barry is still one of, if not <I>the </I>funniest comedians on the alternative-comedy circuit. After years of touring and a recent introduction to mainstream audiences as the third bongo-playing Conchord in the season finale of “Flight of the Conchords,” it appears Barry may finally be getting the recognition he deserves. An impressive repertoire including bits about celebrities, the Jews, fruit and Scotland, makes it hard to know what Barry will talk about at any given show, but whatever he says, it’s going to be funny. (Max Minor)
At the Lakeshore Theater, 3175 North Broadway, (773)472-3492.