Jordan Barr is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, singer, producer, and musical theatre performer. She can speak German and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the reality TV show ‘Teen Mom 2’.
What a show-off. But don’t worry, Jordan is often cast as an elderly person in musicals to disguise the fact she is not the best dancer. Guess you can’t be good at everything.
Based in Melbourne, Jordan graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Musical Theatre) in 2014.
Since graduating, Jordan has written and performed in various musical, sketch and comedy shows including It’s Done (MICF 2016), Elevate the Musical (MICF 2017, Adelaide Fringe 2018) & The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco which was nominated for Best Comedy at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe through her own production company ‘The Dizzy Biz’.
She has appeared in several productions with the independent Melbourne theatre company Citizen Theatre and played Enid in the James Terry Collective production of Legally Blonde the Musical (2019). Jordan was short-listed for Screen Australia’s Smart For A Girl: ROAR initiative in 2017, and was a finalist for the 2018 Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission.
It was also in 2018 that Jordan started slinking her way through the Melbourne stand-up scene, performing a season of her one woman show ‘How to Be Sexy’ at MICF and appearing on Triple J’s Good Az Friday broadcast. Jordan was also a Victorian state finalist for RAW Comedy competition that year.
In the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Jordan performed in the Breast of the Fest line up shows, and at the prestigious Upfront gala. Her debut stand-up show Zombie – which featured ruminations on doom-scrolling and singing like a baby lamb – ran for a sell-out season at the Butterfly Club. In 2022 she returned to the festival circuit with her show Dreams, a masterful hour of stand-up and musical comedy about the future.
2023 – Saturn Return Lol – Solo Stand-Up Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2022 – Dreams – Solo Stand-Up Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2021 – Zombie – Solo Stand-Up Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2021 – Breast of the Fest – Line Up Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2019 – Inexcusable with Jordan Barr & Cat Finch – Stand Up – Melbourne Fringe
2018-19 – The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco – Sketch Show with Jordan Barr, Alex Cooper & Kayla Hamill – Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2017-18 – How to Be Sexy – Sketch Solo Show – Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2017 – Elevate the Musical – Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2016 – Its Done – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2023 – Triple J Radio: Triple J Breakfast – Co-host fill-in
2022 – Podcast: POPGAYS A Pop Culture Podcast for Postmodern Queers – Co-host
2022 – Podcast: Good Graf with Lewis Garnham & Jordan Barr – Co-Host
2021 Spreaders – Starring Jordan Barr and Patrick Durnan Silva – Short Film, Melbourne Queer Film Festival/Creative Victoria
2021 Mara Korper – Bray & Patient Patrice – Citizen Theatre
2019 Legally Blonde the Musical – Enid – James Terry Collective
2018 Acent – Principal Role (Unnamed) – Citizen Theatre
2016 Ursula – Phyllis – The Leeches Collective
2014 Nine – Claudia – Victorian College of the Arts
2014 A Little Touch of Chaos – Elizah – Victorian College of the Arts
2014 L’il Abner – Mammy – Victorian College of the Arts
2013 Summer Rain – Lorna – Victorian College of the Arts
2012 Oklahoma – Aunt Eller – Victorian College of the Arts
2018 Nominee: Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe – The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco
2022 Support Act for Hannah Gadsby – Arts Centre Melbourne
2022 MICF Roadshow – Stand-Up Spots
2022 Chicksal 500 – Comedy Spots, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2018-20 Various TV Commercial work for clients including Furphy, Mars & Victorian Government
2018 RAW Comedy – Victorian State Finalist
2016 Top 30 Finalist – Rob Guest Endowment
2014 Bachelor of Fine Art (Musical Theatre) – Victorian College of the Arts