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Entertainment Weekly named Todd Barry last year’s “It Stand-Up.” Perhaps they meant “IT,” as in “Internet technology,” for the slim, balding Barry certainly resembles a computer nerd. And he’s ’Net savvy enough to have his own domain, where he offers a “Receipt Museum,” which reproduces printed results of retail encounters. He’s also popular on Web sites with names such as “usedwigs.com” and “kittenpants.org,” which must translate into some kind of cred. Barry even had the nerve to create a MySpace page, which attracts such feedback as this: “TODD BARRY IS THE FUCING SHIT. HE WILL KICK ANYONES ASS WITH ONE HAND TIED BEHIND HIS BACK AND A CHEESE SANDWICH IN THE OTHER, EVERYONE WORSHIP THIS MAN,” as well as alarming photos of shirtless (and pantsless) men. Most impressively, though, Barry created a whole show based on an online flame war that erupted on a Conan O’Brien fan site after a Barry appearance on the show. Now that’s power. Barry performs at 8:30 p.m. (see City List for other dates) at the Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15. (202) 296-7008. (DN)

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