Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm, stand up comedian

About

Originally from Seattle, Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, Hahajk, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy in 2012″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever, unique, idiosyncratic, and exuberant. Seattle City Arts Magazine called her a “comedy wizard” and Seattle Stranger Newspaper described her as an “adorable wunderkind” and she describes herself as “running away from this question to hide under the desk right now.” Book me on shows! Contact: holm.barbara2@gmail.com

Resume:

Festivals:

  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • San Francisco Sketchfest (San Francisco) 2012, 2014
  • San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival(San Francisco)  2012
  • Seattle International Comedy Competition (Seattle) 2012
  • Women in Comedy Festival (Boston) 2011, 2012
  • New York Funny Songs Festival (New York) 2012
  • 6th Annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival (Eugene, OR) 2011, 2013
  • Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle) 2010, 2011
  • Seattle Sketchfest (Seattle) 2011, 2012, 2014
Venues (sample):
  • Comedy Underground (Seattle, WA)
  • Mt Tabor Theater (Portland, OR)
  • The Purple Onion (San Francisco, CA)
  • The Dark Room (San Fracisco, CA)
  • Upright Citizens Brigade (New York, NY)
  • Kabin (New York, NY)
  • Comedy Studio (Boston, MA)
  • The Pleasure Chest (Los Angeles, CA)
  • NerdMelt Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Writing Credits

  • The Portland Mercury (weekly columnist)
  • Women in Comedy Festival Blog
  • IGN’s “Up at Noon” Talk Show, Contributing Writer
  • Spicy News, Monologue Contributing Writer
  • Witsream Contributor
  • Haha Jk Contributing Writer
  • Huffington Post Contributing Blogger
  • Bitch Magazine

Awards:

  • Joke of the Week in Time Out New York
  • Named one of the best things in comedy of 2012 -Comedy Bureau

Press:

  • “quirky persona that’s offset by a seriously dark, brainy sensibility” -The Portland Mercury
  • “Joke machine” -The Portland Mercury
  • “Adorable Wunderkind” -Seattle Stranger Newspaper
  • “Comedy Wizard” -Seattle City Arts Magazine
  • “What I like about Barbara’s comedy is that her absurdity comes from a place of real innocence. It’s like watching a robot trying to understand the world. The jokes have a real sense of wonder to them which makes them really fun to watch.” – The Comedians Magazine

One thought on “About

  1. thomasdodson2004@yahoo.com on said:

    Loved you tonight at the underground! Great style, delivery and personality. No homo.

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