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 next live taping on Jan 23rd at Stand Up NY features NY Times journalist Ginia Bellafante, Judy Gold, Cipha Sounds, Jordan Carlos and Mark Normand. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.