DON BARNHART - Bio
What sets Don Barnhart apart from any other instructors is that Don is one of the top headline comedians working today. Don Barnhart Entertainment is also the premier booking agency for comedy shows around the world.
"I don't consider myself a comedy teacher but a coach, helping you to bring out the funny." The Award-Winning Comedian Don Barnhart just returned from another tour entertaining the troops overseas and is currently in preproduction on the new comedy film, The Freeloader, which he wrote and stars in. The movie is set to begin shooting in Las Vegas in 2015 and is based on Barnhart's 3rd book of the same name.
Over the last year, Barnhart's film career has really been gaining steam as h he is just finishing up the cannabis comedy Reefer Rendum and he stars in the documentary, Finding The Funny with Brad Garret and Louie Anderson directed by comedian John Bizarre and plays a rather disgruntled, road weary and carefree comedian in the upcoming comedy film, Tribute To Fluffy.
The Las Vegas Review/Journal named Don Barnhart's show one of their "Best Bets" and he just finished headlining the 2014 Laughlin Comedy Festival alongside Larry The Cable Guy, Dana Carvey and Maryellen Hooper.
Barnhart has been compared to a young George Carlin , creaating thought provoking yet hysterical comedy ith the animated delivery of Robin Williams. leaving audiences of all ages howling with laughter and coming back for more. Don is able to work TV Clean/Family Friendly to R -Rated Late Night Cable Shows and is not to be missed. A comic's comic if there ever was one.
Don is also the author of Comedy 101, Creating The Life You Desire and is a contributing author on I Killed. He is also a certified hypnotist and life coach and continues to perform both a stand up and comedy hypnosis show.
Barnhart also serves as one of the top comedy club consultants in the country and is currently involved with the opening and booking of several new comedy clubs throughout the United States as well as booking and producing shows for the military, special events and comedy concerts. Over the last 25 years, Barnhart has consulted on the opening, operations and marketing of numerous comedy clubs, cruise ships, concerts and comedy shows for the military.
By teaching you the fundamental skills, principles, and techniques used by himself and other top-working comedians Don's approach can cut valuable time off your development as a stand-up comedian and comedy performer. " My goal is to help you find the funny within and bring that to the stage", added Barnhart. "If you're not getting paid, it's just a hobby!"
Over the last 25 years, Barnhart has consulted on the opening, operations and marketing of numerous comedy clubs, cruise ships, concerts and comedy shows for the military.
Barnhart started his comedy career during the comedy boom of the 80's as the Talent Booker and Manager at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA. It was there he forged friendships and worked with and learned from comedy superstars: Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carey, Judd Apatow, Garry Shandling, Jay Leno, Louie Anderson, George Wallace, David Spade, George Lopez, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Harry Anderson, Alonzo Bodden and many more.
As a comedian, Don has also worked with Jamie Foxx, Ron White, Martin Lawrence, Bill Belamy, Rondell Sheridan, Brad Garrett, Shelly Berman, George Carlin and Tommy Davidson to name a few. It's Don's vast experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the business side of comedy as well as his performance abilities that separate him from other comedy instructors.
Winner 2014 Comedy Talent Call
Winner 2012 Improv Comedy Contest
Bob Hope Award
2007 Winner American Idol Underground Comedy Award
Second City Conservatory Graduate
Finding the Funny - DVD
Freedom of Speech Comedy Sereis - DVD
The Ice House 50th Anniversary All Star Show - DVD
I'm Not Just Eye Candy - DVD/CD
The DeEvolution of Man - DVD
For more information, please visit Don Barnhart's Website