After a 23-year career as a highway engineering technician Devin Barber made a course correction. In high school Devin took as many media courses as possible, with plans to pursue a career in entertainment when he graduated. However, taking a job with the highway maintenance district he fell prey to the insidious trap of a regular paycheck.
Part of the course correction in 2002 was radio school and before he graduated he was working as KSBN in Spokane. A station so small became Program Manage, Operator, and host of the station’s one hour daily talk show. He then moved to KGA, a 150,000-watt news station, as a broadcast engineer and news anchor. Two months later he was hired by Metro-News as an airborne traffic reporter going out on 6 different stations. In addition to this Devin DJ’d on KDRK Cat Country, Sundays from 1 to 5 PM. Unfortunately, trends in the radio biz dictated severs reductions in personnel and with less than 2 years experience Devin was unable to compete with the old dogs and was out of work by August 2003.
Obviously, the next step in career moves was to pursue stand-up comedy where he could at least find a way to make a joke and laugh at it all. From poking fun at being a “Fat Guy”, to his experiences as a dad, or just his peculiar slant on everyday life, Devin’s take on the world strikes a note with all ages, from all walks of life.
“I’m descended from too many nationalities to claim any one so I guess you could say I’m just an Earthling.”