Unlike your typical Hollywood “action star” or stuntman, Barrera doesn’t need to hide behind computer graphics, wire work, slow-motion camera tricks or stunt doubles. His fans call Barrera a walking, talking special effect. And he does it all live on stage. And what makes it even more fun is that his work with the microphone is as impressive as his fancy lariat work. Barrera will go into a stream-of-consciousness rapport where he weaves in the soundman, the stage manager, members of the audience and even other entertainers who might wander a little to close to his stage. His warmth, charm and razor-sharp wit allows the people to feel a connection that is rare between an entertainer and an audience.