Tim Barnes is a Los Angeles born Brooklyn based comedian and writer whose absurdist humor brings light to social issues from unexpected angles. Tim has written for The AV Club, the NPR quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and even documented his testicles once for Men’s Health. He is the creator and host of the acclaimed interview/storytelling podcast, It’s All True!, which was formerly in the WBEZ network of podcasts and features conversations with prominent entertainers including Eddie Izzard, Wyatt Cenac, Issa Rae and more.
With his comedy career beginning in 2011 after friends dared him to open for their band in L.A., Tim soon moved to Illinois with fellow comic Ian Abramson, working together on web series’ for Dr. Katz creator, Tom Snyder, and becoming fixtures of the Chicago comedy scene. Chicago Magazine named Tim one of the 16 Chicago Comics You Should Check Out… and The Chicago Tribune has described him as “a smooth wordsmith who is sharp, polished and confident…”
Tim has appeared on NPR, WGN Radio, notable podcasts like Doug Loves Movies and Put Your Hands Together. From providing comedic political commentary for TouchVision TV to hosting Moth StorySLAMS across the U.S., Tim’s humor shines on every stage and platform.