Hip, funny, edgy, and without profanity, not even a slip,
Lester Barrie is guaranteed to rock the house harder
than most headliners and is without question a hard
act to follow.
Most recently, Barrie appeared on Martin Lawrence’s
1st Amendment Stand Up on Starz. Additionally, he has
performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy
Festival, Caroline’s in New York, and at the Laugh Factory
in Hollywood and Long Beach, California. He has performed
on An Evening at the Improv, Comic Strip Live, and has been
a semifinalist on Ed McMahon’s Star Search.
His television credits include two recurring seasons on the
sci-fi classic Sliders, as well as appearances on NYPD Blue
and In the House with LL Cool J. Lester Barrie’s most notable
movie role was the preacher in Don’t be a Menace to South
Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, the cult classic
starring Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
Barrie has been the opening act for Ray Charles. He has also been a co-headliner with Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, and Bruce Bruce, as well as a writer for Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Barrie is a Def Comedy Jam all star, an Apollo Theater legend, and a BET's Comicview host.
It is also worth noting that now a 20-year stand up comedy veteran, Barrie is now an ordained and licensed Christian minister who preaches every Sunday morning, many times only hours after a Saturday night of high octane comedy headlining.