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Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg Audiobook

Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian's Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World

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Publisher's Summary

From the veteran comedian and actor from The Wrestler and Louie comes a hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour through secondary markets in the US, Canada, and Israel.

Hello. It's Todd Barry. Yes, the massively famous comedian. I have billons of fans all over the world, so I do my fair share of touring. While I love doing shows in the big cities (New York, Chicago, Cleveland), I also enjoy a good secondary market (Rochester, Springfield, Toledo). There's something great about performing in a place where they don't expect to see you. They're appreciative. They say things like "thank you for coming to Hattiesburg" as much as they say "nice show". And almost every town has their version of a hipster coffee shop, so I can get in my comfort zone.

My original plan was to book one secondary market show in all 50 states in about a year, but that idea was funnier than anything in my act. So, instead of all 50 states in a year, my agent booked multiple shows in a lot of states, plus Israel and Canada.

Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg is part tour diary, part travel guide, and part memoir. (Yes, memoir. Just like the thing presidents and former child stars get to write.) Follow me on my journey of small clubs and the occasional big amphitheater. Watch me make a promoter clean the dressing room toilet in Connecticut, see me stare at beached turtles in Maui, and see how I react when Lars from Metallica shows up to see me at a rec center in Northern California.

I'd love to tell you more, but I need to go book a flight to Evansville, Indiana.

©2017 Todd Barry (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    "5 Star REVIEW you must HEAR this AUDIOBOOK"

    As the old saying goes:

    Its a real "Game-Changer".

    This AUDIOBOOK tells you everything you need to know, about EVERYTHING...but mostly about a great comedian touring the land of North America. Hear T. Barry TELL IT LIKE IT IS like no comedian has EVER done before, so SKILLFULLY and ITIMATELY delivered ...This is really a masterclass in something much MORE than an "audiobook" could EVER define.

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  • Jimmy P
    17/03/17
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    "Todd Barry is a Legend."

    Fantastic book, fantastic comedian. Hope he does more books in the future. Very entertaining and well written.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CHERYL INMAN
    02/04/17
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    "Great read."

    Good, quick read. It is a format that I assumed would be somewhat repetitive but I found the opposite to be true. It had a true feel of being "in on it" and behind the scene. Breaking the 4th wall. Most important...it was FUNNY!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jen Si
    Pensacola, Florida
    21/03/17
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    "Todd's Delivery and Dry Wit Make This Great"
    What made the experience of listening to Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Todd tell his own story was a great choice. His delivery is flawless.


    What other book might you compare Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg to and why?

    Unlike some of the autobiographies of other comedians like Maron or Martin, Todd keeps his personal life mostly personal and focuses instead on the main theme of what it is like to play smaller and less famous venues--and the trials of getting to those places. Why do so many comedy clubs and venues give Todd inadequate dressing rooms with dirty bathrooms and no water? These are the questions that I hope will be answered in the next book!


    Have you listened to any of Todd Barry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have all of Todd's CDs and his performance in this book felt like a comedy show made just for me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Always Ask For an Upgrade!"


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a comedy nerd or a Todd Barry fan, sit back and get ready to laugh.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    20/03/17
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    "Quintessential Todd Barry"

    If you like Todd Barry, you'll like this book! If you don't, well that's on you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret Longstreth
    Deerfield Beach, FL, US
    14/12/17
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    "Very Todd"

    I worked with Todd when I was in college and listening to this book brought me back to the days where he would make us all laugh til we cried. Subtle and hilarious.

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  • Wm Cole
    20/11/17
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    "For some, stand up > writing"

    This book is proof that a funny guy on stage does not guarantee a funny guy on paper.

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  • Ryan
    09/11/17
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    "Killed it."

    Next book I ever listened to! Great work Todd, or Mr Barry, whichever you prefer.

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  • Farook Ahmed
    30/10/17
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    "Kind of delightful. "

    This book is like a very pleasant slice of margarita pizza. Todd Barry’s comedy is literally good enough to make you laugh out loud at dry, deadpan observations.

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  • TomMenyDotCom
    18/10/17
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    "What a way to kill time during a long drive!"

    I got this before a drive from Austin to Lewisville, TX. Before I knew it, the drive was over and I just wanted to keep driving to hear the rest.

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  • richwire
    09/10/17
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    "Low energy. In a good way."

    I only knew Todd Barry from the Louie TV show before listening to this. His sense of humor is dry and intellectual. There's no bathroom humor here, unless you count his rants about dirty restrooms without soap. Seems like a slightly neurotic, but overall good guy that I could identify with. An enjoyable listen, and I look forward to a follow-up.

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