Arj is an American standup comedian with a worldwide following. As a standup he won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has performed regular sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
He now tours Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis attracting sold out audiences at the largest theatres in the country. He has also performed in Holland, Sweden, Norway, USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Known for his role as 'Dave' on HBO's Flight of the Conchords, Arj has also appeared in his own half hour HBO special, Last Comic Standing, multiple Just for Laughs Galas, and has made multiple appearances on late night American talk shows. Arj is also a favourite on Australian TV; having appeared on Thank God You’re Here, Rove, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, The Project, Talkin ‘bout Your Generation, Have You Been Paying Attention, The Footy Show and numerous MICF Galas.
Barker also has his own Flash series – Arj and Poopy – based on some of his standup material. Arj also just recently released his online musical comedy video, Disgracebook, which pokes fun at the ways in which we are misusing and abusing social media.
"If comedians are the new rock stars, then Arj Barker is standup's Dave Grohl." The Age
“If you prefer comedy with its collar up, then Arj Barker may have you headbutting your boyfriend with violent laughter. He has a lovely turn of phrase, a wacky imagination and a unique style.” The Age
"He's invariably hilarious.” ★★★★½ The Adelaide Advertiser
"It’s a joy to spend an hour in his world.” ★★★★★ The Adelaide Advertiser