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Birth name  Arjan Singh Aulakh
Name  Arj Barker
Medium  Stand-up, television
Role  Comedian
Years active  1989–present
Nationality  American
Genres  Observational, satire

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Born  August 12, 1974 (age 41) San Francisco, California, U.S. (1974-08-12)
Influences  Blaine Capatch, Vernon Chatman, Mitch Hedberg, Brian Regan, Harry Hill, Eddie Izzard, Steven Wright, Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin
Notable works and roles  Dave on Flight of the Conchords
Albums  LYAO, Issue Were Here, Live
Movies and TV shows  Flight of the Conchords, BattleBots, Shooting the Past, Electric Apricot: Quest for, Arj Barker: LYAO

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Arjan Singh (born 12 August 1974), known by the stage name Arj Barker, is an American comedian and actor from San Anselmo, California. He has toured in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. He was born to an engineer father and artist mother, and is half-Indian, half-European. His father is of Sikh heritage.


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Barker started his career in comedy after graduating from high school in 1989. His first gigs were at an old café called Caffe Nuvo in downtown San Anselmo where he hosted stand-up night every Sunday throughout the early 1990s. Barker 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 again on 31 March 2006. Barker 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.

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Barker co-wrote and performed in The Marijuana-Logues, an Off-Broadway show in New York City, 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.

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Barker appeared in the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords, playing Bret and Jemaine's indifferent friend Dave. Barker 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.

Arj and Poopy

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Barker also has his own Flash series, Arj and Poopy, based on some of his stand-up material, that stars him and his cat, Poopy, who talks by farting. The series is animated by Bernard Derriman, and has been syndicated to AtomFilms.

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The episode "Unlucky in Love" won the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Internet Selection in 2006.

List of episodes

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  1. "Experimentation"
  2. "Venetian Rowing Machine"
  3. "Philosopher"
  4. "Brutally Ambushed"
  5. "Long Distance Relationship"
  6. "Shpants"
  7. "Unlucky in Love"
  8. "Yoga"
  9. "Oh, Christmas tree"
  10. "Congo Windfall"
  11. "Poetreet"

Last Comic Standing

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Barker was featured as a contestant on the first episode of the fifth season of Last Comic Standing, where he advanced to the Los Angeles semi-final round. He then failed to progress to the final 10 in the semi-final round.

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