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Employing a unique mix of comedy, monologue and multimedia, as well as a lifetime of bizarre experience, Barry Smith’s theatrical performances and college presentations inspire, enliven and entertain. "Think David Sedaris and Spalding Gray with a whole lot of audio and visual aids," says The Aspen Times.

Barry Smith's first solo show, "Jesus in Montana: Adventures in a Doomsday Cult," made a stunning debut, winning Outstanding Solo Show at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival and later Best of Fest at the 2007 Winnipeg Fringe. His second solo comedy, "American Squatter," won multiple awards and critical acclaim throughout North America. The Vancouver Province called his third show, "Me, My Stuff and I,” “Both hilarious and poignant, this show will make you think about your own life in entirely new ways.”

His college presentation, “Every Job I’ve Ever Had” was described by Vue Magazine as "A cleverly timed, witty and insightful lecture delivering laugh
 out loud moments...examining the importance
 of following one's bliss while offering authentic commentary on the 
tricky art of balancing passion and pay.

Photo by Stewart Oksenhorn

In addition to live performance/speaking, Barry Smith has been writing his weekly humor column, "Irrelativity," for The Aspen Times for 18 years, entertaining his readers with adventures in pursuit of the obvious, the irreverent and the absurd.
Hailed by New York Magazine as "an energetic and versatile raconteur," Barry Smith lives and writes in  Colorado.