Barry Sobel is an American actor and comedian. During the 1980s, he toured the comedy circuit heavily. His routine centered around rapping in a Beastie Boys style. Barry also had a part in Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise. He adopted his hip-hop comedy rap in 1987 when he was featured on HBO's Uptown Comedy Express. He was the only white performer there amongst an all black line-up and a pre-dominantly black audience. In the 1987 film, Punchline, he had a small part, but played a more prominent off screen role as comedic advisor to Tom Hanks.