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 just co -wrote Book of Leon with comic JB Smoove.
Having appeared on numerous 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, and her cable series Svetlana, executive produced alongside Mark Cuban, which she also wrote and directed for two seasons. 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.
She just completed a run of her third solo show, I LOST YOU THERE at the acclaimed Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC. As a stand-up comic, Iris has performed both in the US and abroad, and was chosen as one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. She performs regularly in New York City 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, Daily show Correspondent Dulce Sloan, and playwright Itamar Moses. Her new play THE OLIVE TREE, a comedy about the Israeli Palestinian conflict just had a sold out reading in NYC and will open in NYC this Spring. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.
Iris is the host of the X-RAE podcast, as her alter ego, Southern Intellectual and Professional baby surrogate, (and mullet donner) Rae Lynn Caspar White. Irreverent and intellectual, graphic yet respectful, Rae Lynn interviews cultural icons, comics, scientists and former lovers in her own special way. Recent guests include Lawrence O'Donnell, Doug Liman and Janeane Garofalo! Rae Lynn also hosts monthly live tapings in NYC and is available to come to your town as well! Available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, Pandora and at
Iris's new play, The Olive Tree, a satire about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, is opening in NYC in April 2020. To be part of the team that helps make this happen, email Iris for more info!
Winner Lortel Award. 2 Drama Desk Nominations. In DAI, Bahr plays 11 different character in a Tel Aviv Cafe moments before a suicide bomber enters. DAI had an extended Off -Broadway and also a global run, including London, Edinburgh, Venice and Mexico City.
I LOST YOU THERE
A show about love, loss and mortality. Presented at Culture Project and The Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC. Currently in development as a feature film.
"Bahr, whom many may know from the “Preggo Tips” she dispenses on YouTube, has the gift of combining intelligence with hilarity. Here, she dispenses the enviable gift in huge dollops." -- Huffington Post
Iris Bahr's prescient first show about immigration and Homeland Security written right before 9/11. Nominated for an LA Weekly Award. Optioned for feature film development.
"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.
Film & TV
Foundry Literary & Media
Theatrical (Film, TV, Stage)
Art/Work Entertainment (323) 456-0333
NY: Tracy Goldblum at KMR
LA: Kristin Nava at Abrams Artists Agency
Abrams Artists Agency on both coasts