#251 Arj Barker and Tony Camin

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Arj Barker is a stand-up comic and actor. Arj appeared on Premium Blend in 1997, followed by appearances on the shows Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Glass House. He twice hosted Comedy Central Presents, first on 20 September 2000 and 31 March 2006. Arj was featured in Comedy Central’s animated series Shorties Watchin’ Shorties. He appeared on the Australian show Thank God You’re Here on 18 October 2006, 19 September 2007 and 17 June 2009. Barker co-wrote and performed in The Marijuana-Logues, an Off-Broadway show in New York, with Doug Benson and Tony Camin. The title of the show was a parody of The Vagina Monologues. NBC gave Barker the lead role for sitcom Nearly Nirvana, originally scheduled for 2004. However, Barker was replaced in the lead role by the show’s creator, Ajay Sahgal, and the show never aired. Arj Barker appeared in the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords, playing Bret and Jemaine’s indifferent friend Dave. Arj has enjoyed success in Australia for a number of years since first appearing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2000, and presently resides there.

Tony Camin is a stand-up comedian who currently performs at comedy clubs throughout the United States. He has appeared at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, Bumbershoot as well as on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Camin is co-creator of The Marijuana-Logues, an Off-Broadway comedy show he wrote and performed along with Arj Barker and Doug Benson with a year-long run at The Actors Playhouse in New York City. Camin co-hosted a live late night talk show called “Broin’ Out” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York in 2006-2007. Camin wrote for the television show Web Junk 20 and was part of the famously embattled staff of The Mike O’Malley Show.

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