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Calendar, Night&Day Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Comic Arj Barker is originally from the Bay Area, and he's probably most famous at this point for his role as confident, self-professed ladies' man Dave on Flight of the Conchords. His standup is wry and absurd and observational,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Arj Intestine

Arj Intestine

Fans of the HBO show Flight of the Conchords TV show likely remember Arj Barker as friend-of-the-band Dave, teaching Jermaine and Bret about the ways of the world. In real life, Barker, who hails from the Bay Area, is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Arj Barker Is Fucking Underappreciated

Arj Barker Is Fucking Underappreciated

Arj Barker doesn't need me to write about him. He is appearing at Cobb's this week, and once a local comic (or a formerly local comic, like Arj) headlines a weekend at Cobb's, it means he or she has made…
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Calendar, Night&Day Oh Hell Yi

Oh Hell Yi

Charlyne Yi is like a bumblebee. She defies all the laws of her environment, yet totally exists. The laws of comedy say that women standups must style and groom themselves to please predictable men, not themselves, for example. Yi does…
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Calendar, Night&Day Business-Class Babies and Breathless Idols, Explained

Business-Class Babies and Breathless Idols, Explained

Fans of goofy observational diatribes and feigned aristocratic snobbery can rest easy this week, thanks to the stand-up comedy of Arj Barker and Natasha Leggero. Barker’s quickly escalating rants usually devolve into hysterical, absurdist punchlines — a story about finally…
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Calendar, Night&Day The General

The General

By now, everyone should know (as much as these things are generally known) who voiced the lead rat Remy in Ratatouille -- Patton Oswalt. Although the role seems more in line with a mainstream figure like Tom Hanks or Robin…
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Music, All Shook Down

Arj Barker, Almost Famous

Who was that San Francisco comedian on national television telling a joke about a puffy parka and drawing applause and subsequently getting through to the next round on the premiere episode of Last Comic Standing? No, it wasn't Will Franken.…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, July 2, 2003 Local boy Arj Barker's greatest claim to fame is The Marijuana-logues, an 80-minute, three-comedian paean to the joys of pot that landed him and his fellow toker-comics appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and a host of…
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