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 co -wrote Book of Leon with comic JB Smoove.
Having appeared on countless 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, Hacks, The Conners, and her cable series Svetlana, executive produced by 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.
Her third solo show I LOST YOU THERE premiered at the acclaimed Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC, and her fourth work, entitled DAI 2.0, was live streamed for an online audience during the pandemic. She just completed a run of her fifth show, See you Tomorrow in NYC as well.
As a stand-up comic, Iris has performed both in the US and abroad, including at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. She performs stand-up regularly both in New York City and overseas accompanied by a Jazz trio, combining her love of comedy and Jazz music, 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, neuroscientists, entrepreneurs and more. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.
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