Barry Dodds

“I’m not a torturer, I’m not gay and I’m not a tortoise”


Barry Dodds is a Patreon Creator, comedian, gamer, ghost hunter, minister, Erasure super fan, occasional boxer, a presenter of The ParaPod and the co-star in The ParaPod Movie, along with ParaPod co-presenter Ian Boldsworth.

Barry has been serving up his chunky comedy soup since he was 21. He’s been a finalist in comedy competitions such as Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol & Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy Search and supported comedians like Jason Manford on his UK tour.

Jasper Carrott even called him “Very Impressive” once.

He’s won the odd award along the way too! He recently picked up the Best MC trophy for the third year in a row at the Midlands Comedy Awards 2017.

Other accolades include:

Winner – Best Online Comedy – The Midlands Comedy Awards
Winner – Phones 4U Comedy
Finalist – Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy Search
Finalist – Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol Search
Semi Finalist – BBC New Comedy Award

Hugely enjoyable…a ton of great stories…one to watch – The Guardian

Razor sharp humour– Metro

“…winning friends with his energy and spirit…– Chortle

One of comedy’s original thinkers– Dominic Holland

…wonderfully crafted stories and top–class audience interaction. …brings his cheekiness to the stage in absolute buckets” – Bunbury Magazine

When I see a hairy fanny now I react the same way as if I’ve seen a hot air balloon – Barry Dodds on The ParaPod