Iris Bahr is an award-winning writer, actor, director, producer and host of the hit X-RAE podcast. She has written two humorous memoirs: Dork Whore, about her travels through Asia, and Machu My Picchu, about her adventures through South America and college experience. She also co -wrote Book of Leon with comic JB Smoove.
Having appeared on countless TV shows, Ms. Bahr is best known for her recurring role on Curb your Enthusiasm, where she plays the Orthodox Jewish Girl that gets stuck on a ski-lift with Larry David, Hacks, The Conners, and her cable series Svetlana, executive produced by Mark Cuban, which she also wrote and directed for two seasons. She's currently in London shooting a new comedy for Amazon Freevee and is in the pilot for the new Night Court which premieres in January 2023.
Her critically acclaimed solo show, "DAI (enough)”, which she also performed at the United Nations for over 100 ambassadors and delegates, had a hit run Off-Broadway, has toured around the world, and won the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Performance, as well as two Drama Desk and UK Stage Award nominations. Her third solo show I LOST YOU THERE premiered at the acclaimed Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC, and her fourth work, entitled DAI 2.0, was live streamed for an online audience during the pandemic. She just completed a run of her fifth show, See you Tomorrow in NYC as well.
As a stand-up comic, Iris has performed both in the US and abroad, including at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. She performs stand-up regularly both in New York City and overseas accompanied by a Jazz trio, combining her love of comedy and Jazz music, and also hosts a weekly podcast X-RAE, as her alter ego Rae Lynn Caspar White. (www.xraepod.com). Her guests have included Doug Liman, Lawrence O' Donnell, bestselling author Kurt Andersen, neuroscientists, entrepreneurs and more. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.
Iris's newest solo piece, SEE YOU TOMORROW chronicles the true story of her life being upended following a medical emergency she witnesses on video chat. Following runs in NYC and LA, Iris brings her funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking piece to Theatre J in Washington DC, this November.
Los Angeles August 19th
Washington, DC Nov 15th-22nd
PREVIOUS SOLO SHOWS AND SERIES
Off Broadway Run, World Tour
Command Performance at the United Nations
*Winner: Lucille Lortel Award: Best Solo Performance
*2 Drama Desk Nominations
*UK Stage Award Nomination
DAI 2.0 The Sequel
Presented to a live streaming audience during the pandemic. Available for private screenings.
I LOST YOU THERE
Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC
Broadwater Stage, Los Angeles
TV series written, created and starring Iris as Svetlana. Aired for two seasons. EP Mark Cuban.
"Bahr balances pungent humor, bittersweet pathos and a sublime charm."
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PUBLIC SPEAKING COACHING
Ms. Bahr is a highly sought after Public Speaking Coach, working with everyone from CEOs and finance executives, to pilots and entrepreneurs prepping for pitches, TED talks or other speaking events, as well as with everyday individuals just looking to improve their communication skills. She utilizes her 20 years of experience as a solo performer and teacher to work from the outside in, garnering long lasting results.
She also provides writing services, whether they be helping write clients presentations from scratch or perfecting what they already have. She is available for Skype sessions and has worked with clients across the globe, from NY and LA to Israel and Dubai. Her foreign clients also work with her on their English skills and accent reduction when needed.
"Working with Iris was fantastic. She prepared me for a major talk in the US, working with me both on the writing and the presentation in English. Her style is fun and engaging, not to mention she’s extremely efficient and the results are immediate. I highly recommend her as a public speaking coach.” - Omri Tamir, Co-Founder Team Omega Gamma
"Iris is amazing and has an uncanny ability to hone in on each person’s skills and limitations. Her workshops are a must for any company leaders that want to improve the efficacy of their team members. We were thrilled with the results! and our team members had a fantastic time!" - Gabi Peles, CTO Eyeview
"Iris helped me to prepare for my 30 minute appearance on CNN, Talks@Google, and taking the stage at the Hay House I Can Do It conference.She was highly professional and amazing to work with. The transformation in my skill level has been remarkable. I recommend her highly as a speaking coach." - Karen Henson Jones - Author, Motivational Speaker
"Iris is phenomenal! Super smart, with a mile long track record of acting, writing and directing experience, not to mention kind and a lot of fun to be with. She guided me through some professional obstacles, to the success I'm seeing now." - Jonathan H.
Theatrical (Film, TV, Stage)
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