Sandwiched between bands at the Pitchfork Music Festival opening-night party is master stand-up stylist Todd Barry. Skinny, bald, and pale, Barry looks innocuous, but his material, though clean, isn’t. His voice has an aching timbre, and he mutters jokes with a permanently constipated expression. His timing is deceptively methodical, and he carefully controls his sarcastic tone–he can smirk and still come off bone dry. At the 2002 Friar’s Club roast of Chevy Chase, Barry addressed the challenge of skewering the guest of honor: “It’s not as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. It’s as easy as looking at fish in a barrel. It’s as easy as being somewhere near a barrel,” the last four words spoken in a slow, confused cadence. His cool mockery of pop culture has earned Barry a reputation as a hipster comic, but his plain dress, lack of pretension, and penchant for self-deprecation transcend the label. Barry, Eugene Mirman, and Aziz Ansari each perform approximately 20-minute sets; the bands Sunset Rubdown, Voxtrot (see the Treatment in Section 3), and the Joggers also perform. Fri 7/28, 9 PM, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212, $16.