Barry from Watford
85 year old Barry from Watford was first brought to public consciousness when he became a cult star on Iain Lee’s LBC 97.3FM phone-in show. Barry became a familiar voice on London’s popular talk radio station for over a year,phoning in a few times each week to offer the benefits of his octogenarian wisdom.Listeners were introduced to his beloved wife Margaret, offered up their sympathies over his rowdy neighbours and felt Barry’s frustration as he tried
to get a celebrity to turn on his residential home’s Christmas lights.London loved Barry’s sunny outlook and joie devie and followed him to Iain Lee’s show on Absolute Radio and Talk Radio.He is a regular contributor to Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 and his Absolute Radio podcast continues to do well on Itunes.In January 2010 it spent several weeks in the Top 10. He now records a weekly podcast with Angelos Epithemiou entitled The Angelos and Barry Show that receives over 30,000 downloads per week. His radio series Barry from
Watford’s Lunch Club was a critical success on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.In 2016 Barry toured a national UK tour with Angelos Epithemiou entitled Angelos and Barry- The New Power Generation.
In 2010, 2013 and 2015 he performed to packed out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival in the one man shows Let the People Decide! ,Shooting From The New Hip and Bingo Bonanza respectively. Other big theatre shows inc the Leicester Square Theatre and his annual show at the Watford Palace Theatre and his monthly cabaret and bingo nights at the iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street. He also regularly performs on the London stand-up and corporate circuit.
On TV Barry was first taken under the wing of Marcus Brigstocke, making regular appearances on his topical Late Edition comedy show for BBC4 and in 2012 ‘Barry’s Bucket List’ was aired on Sky Atlantic and then transferred to Sky One in 2013. In 2017 Barry will appear in an exciting multi episodic project for Channel 4
“An endearing, enduring creation” – Chortle
“Alex Lowe’s stunning creation” – Time Out
“A wonderfully observed monologue starring Alex Lowe…A beautiful piece that manages to be both poignant and very funny” – Evening Standard
“I have become addicted to Barry from Watford on Steve Wright’s Radio 2 show. He is a comedic genius whose talent is impossible to explain or describe” – Radio Times