Drinking with a Fork


Ticketmaster Rates Carl Barron One of Top Three Most Popular Comedians Worldwide

Audiences can’t get enough of Carl Barron. His latest tour ‘Drinking With A Fork’ set box office records in Australia. The comic from Down Under has drawn hordes of fans for his concerts in cities throughout Europe. Announcements of his performances trigger buying frenzies with fans scurrying to snap up tickets before they inevitably sell out. Barron will perform at the El Portal Theatre on Thursday, November 10, as part of his United States tour.

How beloved is he? In July, a Ticketmaster survey of the Comedy Industry rated Carl Barron Australia’s most popular comedian and ranked him third among comedians worldwide. He is also Australia’s biggest selling stand-up comedian on DVD, with five of the top ten selling DVDs in Australian retail history.

Carl’s unique style is based on insightful observational humour a sideways take on everyday life that left hundreds of thousands of theatre goers who caught his last tour simultaneously nodding in agreement and heartily laughing out loud. After taking a year off to write and star in his first feature film “Manny Lewis,” Carl is set to break his own record on a new tour that’s already eclipsing all previous ticket sales. Americans will have the chance to see this inventive comic mind in action at November shows in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

A roof-tiler turned comedian and now national icon, Carl was born in Longreach, Queensland, the son of a sheep shearer from the outback. Since winning Comic of the Year and Best Up and Coming Talent in 1993, he has established himself as one of the most accomplished comedy performers, first in Australia and then around the world. He has headlined at every major comedy venue and international festival, garnering millions of fans across the globe.

In his film debut, Carl won praise for bringing “wonderful comedic timing to the role of Manny Lewis,” and having “crafted a story and characters that the viewer can really connect with.” (RenownedforSound.com Empire magazine wrote: “Barron, as his legions of fans will attest, is a genuinely very funny guy.”)

The Aussie humourist has released four DVDs: Carl Barron LIVE!, Carl Barron: Whatever Comes Next, Carl Barron: Walking Down The Street, and Carl Barron: A One Ended Stick. In November 2010, he put out a box set entitled “All the Stuff I’ve Done So Far,” which includes the first three previous titles, plus a documentary and outtakes.

Be there for a night where Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it … drinking with a fork.

Recommended for 18+.


Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 pm
Theatre: The El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601
Tickets For information and tickets, please visit www.elportaltheatre.com
All seats $48.50
Phone: 818-508-4200

New York: Soho Playhouse – November 15-16 and November 18-20 – 8:00 PM
San Francisco: Marine’s Memorial Theatre – November 23 – 8:00 PM

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