If there’s one thing Barry can do, it’s entertain.
And while most are able to master one or two crafts, Barry has proven his innate ability to shine as a multifaceted entertainer who masters all that falls under his umbrella of talent. Very few have proven themselves to be as multi dimensional, Barry’s favorite actor, Jamie Foxx, being one of the few.
Barry has been working non-stop, as he’s established himself as a force in television. You can currently see him on Tyler Perry’s Bruh and BET’s Games People Play. Barry is also known for his role on Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, on Netflix.
Brewer began his career when he received a standing ovation at an impromptu performance; at a packed out Chicago church event; that ultimately changed his life. Consequently, Barry shifted his focus to comedy, perfected his craft and began performing in comedy clubs throughout Chicago; eventually relocating to Los Angeles. His early success came from televised comedy competitions such as Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, on TV One; alongside his peers, Tiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery on BET’s Coming to the Stage.
Having been inspired by the comedy legends, Barry filmed his debut stand-up comedy special, Chicago I’m Home for a sold out crowd at the Studebaker Theatre, downtown Chicago. Written, produced and directed by Brewer, Chicago I’m Home is a one-hour stand-up comedy special that invites viewers to view life through Barry’s lens; as he recalls how his childhood and adult life merge with modern American society. Chicago I’m Home was released in 2019 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vimeo and a host of other platforms.
In the summer of 2019, Brewer produced and hosted a sold out, nationwide comedy tour with his counterparts, Big Jah and Minks; derived from the original viral series, When the Whole Crew Is Stupid. The videos’ success (receiving more than 25 Million views from the entire series) inspired Brewer to produce a national tour. Visiting nearly 20 cities, the tour showcased the group’s comedic talent and converted the internet fan base to an actual physical audience.
In addition to his film and television career, Barry is a talented singer, songwriter and music producer. He currently has two studio albums, Dive In and Conquer Goliath that he wrote, composed and produced. His talents have placed him in the presence of artists such as Brandy and Tank. Barry is also a gifted musician. He can often be found most Sundays playing the piano or organ at his church.