Barry Dodds

Live bookings – Contact Georgi

Festival enquiries – Contact Beth


Barry Dodds is an award-winning MC and comedian, and has won best MC at the Midlands Comedy Awards four consecutive times. He effortlessly charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down to earth observational humour.

In 2015, Barry co-created The Parapod, a podcast debating the existence of the paranormal, explored hauntings and the unknown. Three series, over 3 million downloads, sold out live shows and specials later, The Parapod Movie was unleashed on the show’s many loyal fans hitting the Apple Movie Top Ten movie chart immediately and gathering much praise from both fans and critics alike. 

A talented storyteller, Barry is an assured act with regular bookings across the UK’s top comedy clubs including The Glee Club, Frog and Bucket, Manford’s and Hifi. Barry has recently been supporting Jason Manford on his Like Me tour and many other artists in the past including Jim Jefferies, Tape Face, Dan Nightingale, Hayley Ellis and Pete Firman. He has also performed at many festivals, including Kendal Calling, Download and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Barry also has a podcast with fellow comedian Hayley Ellis called The Worriers where they fight with their anxieties, fears, OCDs and general bad thinking. You can listen on Spotify here.

Barry won the prestigious Comic’s Comic Best MC award in 2023. 

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"A ton of great stories…one to watch"

The Guardian

"Wonderfully crafted stories and top – class audience interaction.. brings his cheekiness to the stage in absolute buckets."

Bunbury Magazine

"Winning friends with his energy and spirit..."


Awards & Competitions

  • Winner- Best MC - Comic's Comic - 2023
  • Winner - Best MC - Midlands Comedy Awards - 2018
  • Winner - Best MC - Midlands Comedy Awards - 2017
  • Winner - Best MC - Midlands Comedy Awards - 2016
  • Winner - ‘The Parapod’ Podcast - Best Online Comedy - Midlands Comedy Awards - 2016
  • Nominee - ’The Parapod’ Podcast - Best internet - Chortle Awards - 2016
  • Winner - Best MC - Midlands Comedy Awards- 2015
  • Winner - Phones 4U Comedy
  • Finalist - Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol Search
  • Semi Finalist - BBC New Comedy Award

Appearances & Credits

  • Television & Film:

  • Hebburn - BBC 2
  • Luxembourg TV
  • Take the Mic - ITV
  • Stand Up Britain - ITV
  • Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol Finalist
  • Festivals:

  • Kendal Calling
  • Download Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Nottingham Comedy Festival

Media & Press