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Barry Dodds

Likeable headstrong stage persona...packed considerable performing  punch.”

Barry Dodds has forged an enviable reputation for himself over the past few years, charming audiences nationwide, with his uniquely tailored combination of disarming Geordie wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour.

A finalist in both the Jimmy Carr Comedy Idol competition, and Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy search, and a semi-finalist in the BBC New talent Awards 2005 - Barry has taken the national circuit by storm, with his mix of surprisingly dark and irrepressibly cheeky material.

Fascinated by stand-up from an early age, Barry took to the stage at the tender age of 21, and is now a firm audience favourite at clubs such as The Stand, The Frog and Bucket, Opus, XS Malarkey and many more. With material covering everything from failed culture bids to an obsession with ghosthunting. In 2006 Barry jetted off to Luxembourg where he performed a solo show - and became the first ever comedian to perform on Luxembourg TV.

Appears Regularly
The Stand
The Frog and Bucket
The Last Laugh
XS Malarkey
Baby Blue
Avalon Comedy Network
International appearances in Bahrain (2006) and Cyprus (2007)

TV and Radio

  • Luxembourg Television – 2006
  • Take the Mic - ITV
  • Stand Up Britain – ITV


Avalon Comedy Zone 2007


"Razor sharp humour"


"winning friends with his energy and spirit…"

"Very impressive" -
Jasper Carrot

"One of comedy's original thinkers"
Dominic Holland