Barry Neal has worked his way up the comedy ladder the old fashioned way, by working hard, taking advice from those who have been successful, and never letting others tell him what he couldn’t do.
Barry’s beginnings were unusual. After graduating from Northwestern University and completing a successful run in the famous Mee-Ow Show (who’s celebrity members have included Julia Louis Dreyfus, Dermot Mulroney, George Newborn, Craig Bierko, Seth Meyers, and Ana Gasteyer), his brother dared him to go onstage at an open mic to do a routine. Barry was a hit that night, and knew that stand-up comedy was his next mountain to climb. However, stand-up comedy is not a skill that is learned overnight, and for the next year Barry played every hole in the wall club he could and performed for more drunks and characters than in the famous bar scene from Star Wars.