Comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand-up in the UK and internationally for over 6 years since blagging his way onto the stage at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
His easy-going (yet very physical) style, mixing personal anecdotes with some sharp topical and political comment, enthuses audiences at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK. As well as being a popular compere, Barry regularly headlines gigs around the country. He has performed in New York, Ireland, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Glastonbury and The Reading Festival.
Barry is a regular on your TV screens from appearing in the Christmas episode of Greg Davies’s sitcom Man Down (Channel 4), The Stand Up Show (BBC1),Comedy Cuts (ITV2),The Comedy Store Live (Comedy Central) and Jongleurs Live (Sky). He also has created a variety of comedy characters for various shows – The Secret Interview (Channel 5), Eye Spy (Channel 4), Dom Joly’s Fool Britannia (ITV) and Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1).
Little surprise then that he’s vastly in demand all over the globe. He can turn his comic gaze in any direction with an easy-going (yet very physical) style, mixing personal anecdotes with some sharp topical comment and quick paced jokes gags.
“Impressive and hilarious” Daily Telegraph
“Likeable, self deprecating hilarity” Metro
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