Just reading my latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and was browsing 'What's on Tv' section when I happened upon some great news. Arj Barker's LYAO comedy special will be televised on Comedy Central this Saturday January 23rd. Check your local listings.
Went to Comedy Central website to check it out & found this:
"Arj Barker: LYAO" makes its World Premiere on Comedy Central Saturday January 23 at 11:00pm / 10:00c.
Name: Arj Barker
Legal Name: Ricky Schroeder
Age: 28 (as far as you know)
Date of Birth: Do the math
Place of birth: Vagina
Occupation: comic, actor, writer, fisherman
Hobbies: biking, guitar, snowboarding, needlepoint, hang gliding, coloring
Some of my Favorite CDs: OK Computer (Radiohead); Odelay (Beck); Devil's Music Vol. I (White Zombie); Dummy (Portishead); Dark Side of The Moon (Pink Floyd); Follow the Leader (Rakim and Erik B); Kind of Blue (Miles Davis); Enima (Tool); Moon Safari (Air)
Favorite Restaurants: Jim Otto's Burger King (Auburn,CA), Pluto's (Marina, SF), DeNiro's (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1st (Lower East Side, NY, NY), Cecile's Trattoria (Venice, Italy), Randy's Grub Hut (Botswana, Africa)
Graduated: Sir Francis Drake High, 1989 Airco Technical Institute, 1989 Bryman Bartending School, 1989 Control Data Institute, 1989
Current City(s) of Residence: San Francisco, Hollywood, London, Yreka, Hemel Hemstead
Drink of Choice: Jamison Whiskey "on the rocks" -- (KIDS, ask your parents permission before drinking and driving!), Chivas Regal and YooHoo, "cran-flap" (vodka/soda/cranberry)
Comedic Influences: Marty Stouffer
Favorite Food: Italian, Scottish
Countries Performed in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, N. Ireland, Channel Islands), Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Poland, France, China (Hong Kong)
Arj Barker's debut album, "LYAO" will be available on CD and DVD after his Comedy Central special airs. He's known for his work on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" and as a fifth season semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." He's made appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as well as regularly headlining clubs in the U.S., UK and Australia. Arj has also appeared twice on "Comedy Central Presents" and "Premium Blend." In addition, he has his own Flash series, "Arj and Poopy," based on some of his stand-up material that stars him and his cat, Poopy. The series has been syndicated to AtomFilms.
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