Ty Barnett has solutions to the worlds many problems. The comedians stand-up routines include ways to reduce crime (if we raise gas prices, drive-by shootings will go down), do better in business (someone should try advertising on homeless peoples signs) and improve public safety (instead of using colors to denote the terror threat, we should use a system involving animals or types of STDs). Barnett, an L.A. transplant from Chicago, is one of the more intelligent and original comedians to come out of the Last Comic Standing ilk. He serves up familiar topics like politics and race relations, but with a common sense so keen that, after you stop laughing, you start to think he might be onto something. At a recent performance, he pointed out, I dont think well have true racial harmony until other planets start invading. You think we look strange to each other now? Imagine a motherfucker with tentacles.
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