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Arj Barker

Comedian Arj Barker combines observational comedy with deadpan absurdism to create a brand of comedy that’s somewhere between Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg.His onstage persona is that of a person with the conviction of his own ignorance – always certain, but rarely right.

  • Entertainment:
    Australian Comedians, Celebrity Hosts, Master of Ceremonies
  • City:
    Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • Size:
    1 performer

Video Samples

  • ArJ Barker on David Letterman
    ArJ Barker on David Letterman


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Arj is an American stand-up comedian developing a huge following all over the world.

As a stand-up he won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has performed regular sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He now tours Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis playing to sold out audiences playing the largest theatres in the country. He has also performed in Holland, Sweden, Norway, USA, U.K and South Africa.

Appearing twice on The Late Show with David Letterman as we as The Tonight Show, Bill Maher’s HBO show, Last Comic Standing and Multiple Just for Laughs Galas.
Arj has done 3 Comedy Central Specials as well as starring as “Dave” in Seasons 1 & 2 of the HBO Smash Hit “Flight of the Concords”
Constantly a favorite on Australian TV having appeared in Thank God You’re Here, Rove, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, The 7pm Project and Talkin ‘Bout Your Generation.

He has released three DVDs in Australia and New Zealand, all achieving minimum Platinum sales status with his second release ‘Balls’ nominated for an ARIA (Australian Record Industry Award)

Arj is also co-creator of the hit off-broadway show the Marijuana-logues. A parody of the Vagina Monologues.


It’s a joy to spend an hour in his world” (5 Stars)*****

The Adelaide Advertiser

He’s invariably hilarious” (4 ½ half stars)

The Advertiser, Adelaide

If you prefer comedy with its collar up, then Arj Barker may have you head-butting your boyfriend with violent laughter. He has a lovely turn of phrase, a wacky imagination and a unique style.

The Age, Melbourne

If comedians are the new rock stars, then Arj Barker is stand-up’s Dave Grohl

The Age, Melbourne

Hi Rich,

Nice to hear from you! Arj was fantastic. Really funny, a great comedian and a really nice guy. He had a lot to live up to, all of our staff had been buzzing about him for weeks beforehand and everyone was really impressed with him. If you get the chance to thank him then please do.

Thanks for everything Rich, it was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to using you for future events

K. Symes