Gospel Comedy



Comedy Clique


Lakewood, CA





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.


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