Tim Barnes is a Los Angeles born Brooklyn based comedian and writer whose absurdist humor brings light to social issues from unexpected angles. He is a contributor to The AV Club, has written for the NPR quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and even wrote about 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 in the WBEZ network of podcasts for an extended period and features conversations with prominent entertainers including Eddie Izzard, Wyatt Cenac, Issa Rae and more.
With his comedy career beginning 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’ including The Pitch Show! 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, and Weigel Broadcasting networks and has been on such notable podcasts as Doug Loves Movies and Put Your Hands Together. From providing comedic political commentary for TouchVision TV to hosting Moth StorySLAMS, Tim’s humor shines on every stage and platform.