Barry Dodds
Barry Dodds

Barry Dodds

See Barry Dodds next on Saturday 18th May

Charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, and down-to-earth observational humour.

Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark, material, he quickly found himself taking the national comedy circuit by storm.

Finalist in various high profile competitions such as Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol and Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy Search, his twinkly eyed, playful demeanour disarms judging panels, industry experts and audiences alike, allowing him to flirt coquettishly with topics that are traditionally a little more controversial.

A talented storyteller who uses whimsical imagery and evocative observations, Barry is an assured closing act, with regular bookings at many of the UK’s top comedy clubs including The Stand, XS Malarkey and The Frog and Bucket. His comedy has even taken him to Luxembourg, where his solo show proved so popular, he became the first ever comedian to perform on Luxembourg TV.

His calm, inclusive persona has ensured that Barry has also proven himself to be a popular and amiable MC, garnering a reputation as a strong and reliable choice to hold a quality line up together.


Winner – Phones 4U Comedy

Finalist – Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy Search

Finalist – Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol Search

Semi Finalist – BBC New Comedy Award

TV and Film

Hebburn – BBC 2

Luxembourg TV

Take the Mic – ITV

Stand up Britain – ITV


Edinburgh 2006

Edinburgh 2007- Avalon comedy zone

Currently appearing at: The Frog and Buckets, Highlight, Jongleurs, The Glee Clubs, The Stands, Last Laugh, Ten Feet Tall, Hilarity Bites, Mirth Control, International appearances in Bahrain and Cyprus

“Hugely enjoyable, a ton of great stories – one to watch”

The Guardian

“Razor sharp humour” –


“winning friends with his energy and spirit” –


“Very impressive”

Jasper Carrot

“One of comedy’s original thinkers”” –

Dominic Holland

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