My name is Barry Hemmerle. I was a bouncer at a comedy club in the mid 1980’s. Before Tim Allen broke through, we hung out together and he suggested I take a stab at comedy. After my second show, the manager thought I was good enough to M.C. Using the name Barry Von, I worked the east coast sharpening my style of sarcastic wit. Besides jokes, I’d occasionally break beer bottles over my head or let audience members rub a spot on my temple for good luck. It’s a bullet someone put there over the beating I gave him as a teen.