Comic Todd Barry will never moonlight as a greeting card writer. He's just not that guy. However, he is good for some of the best snide, smart-ass humor around.

So to debut Asylum's "LateNet With Ray Ellin" -- a Web-based talk show hosted by the funnyman behind DailyComedy -- we decided to make Mr. Barry's somewhat prickly interview its opening gambit.

Of course, it's not all evading questions; we especially like Barry's story about Mickey Rourke throwing a 30-lb. frozen chicken at him on the set of "The Wrestler." That and more on the premiere of Asylum's "LateNet with Ray Ellin" ...

Part 1: Barry discusses his experiences dabbling in the North Dakota comedy scene.


Part 2: Barry talks about his role in "The Wrestler" and how it allowed him to better critique his fellow actors.


Part 3: Barry recalls the time Mickey Rourke threw a frozen chicken at him.



Check back for future "LateNet" installments featuring Susie Essman, Paul Shaffer, Ralph Macchio and more.

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LateNET With Ray Ellin

LateNET host Ray Ellin.

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Todd Barry on the set of 'LateNet with Ray Ellin'.

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Todd Barry on the set of 'LateNet with Ray Ellin'.

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The studio audience gets a kick out of Todd Barry.

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Ray presents "Ray Ellin's Escort Service Challenge."

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Actress/Comedian Susie Essman on the set of 'LateNET with Ray Ellin'.

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Susie Essman on the set of 'LateNET with Ray Ellin'.

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Ralph Macchio on the set of 'LateNET with Ray Ellin'.

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Ralph Macchio on the set of 'LateNET with Ray Ellin'.

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A member from the audience demonstrates his skills for Ralph Macchio.

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