In Arj Barker’s opinion, global warming is entirely the sun’s fault. As he puts it in his stand-up routine, “When I burn my toast, I don’t blame the bread.” This is just one example of Barker’s slightly twisted observations that have captured the attention of the masses. Despite his role in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and appearances on Comedy Central and Late Night With Conan O’Brien, the comedian has yet to really take off in the U.S. Count yourself among the intimate group to jump on the Barker bandwagon at this month’s Cobb’s Comedy Club performances. Bonus: Since Barker is a former resident of Marin, you can expect hilarious commentary on the quirky Bay Area lifestyle from an insider’s point of view.

Catch Arj Barker's Standup Jun. 2–5 at Cobb's