Greg Barris
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Greg Barris

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"The New Yorker"

"Greg had an Excellent set" -Adrianne Nicole Leblanc - The New Yorker

"Orlando Weekly"

Returning to his native New York may have mellowed comic Greg Barris, but somehow we doubt it. See for yourself when this Orlando escapee and four other stand-ups (including host Warren Durso) favor the Orlando Improv with The Heart of Darkness Christmas Show, an evening of comedy that just might rocket everybody in the room to the top of the "naughty" list. Having made his bones in O-town with Orlando International Fringe Festival hits like The Greg Barris Rock Anthology, Barris is currently plying his trade in the New York comedy underground, continuing to flout any taboo that comes his way. Exhibit A: A clip that's posted on his website ( has him one-upping the nation's wiggas, declaring that he's taken black-cultural envy to new heights – by contracting sickle-cell anemia. What's he going to do for an encore – bust out in a verse of "White Christmas" ? -Steve Schnieder - Orlando Weeklky

"Orlando Sentinel"

"A Dancing Dervish of the early John Belushi School, Barris is working up a huge sweat every night in the hellish Green Venue. Just loud and quite funny in a non-sequitor packed kind of way."
-Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel

"The Comedians Magazine"

"Time and energy are two items Greg Barris has got. At 24, he's making some noie in the downton clubs with his distinctive style. His touring group of comedians, The Heart of Darkness, performs regularly in the city and is making a n ame for itself in California and Florida. His disposition on stage is that of a haggard stranger who walks up to your campfire at night to tell you about the madman who still haunts these woods and throttles his victims with his bare hands. He's a dramatic storyteller and possesses many of the qualities of Bill Hicks' early work: confidence, belief in his message, that element of an axe to grind combined with the grustrated acceptance of absurdity that brings out his humanity and the laughs."
-Ken Carlson - The Comedians


The Heart of Darkness



Hailed as simply “Excellent!” by the New Yorker Magazine, Greg Barris is the raucous ringleader of the Heart of Darkness, New York City’s premeire showcase of downtown comics. A staple of New York City's comedy club circuit, Greg has been on the cover of the prestigious Comedians Magazine and in Comedy Death Ray at the Upright Citizens Brigade with Brian Posehn.