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Don Barnhart is an Award-Winning Comedian, Author, Actor, Hypnotist, Comedy Coach, Filmmaker & Producer

Be sure to check out all the different projects he has going.





Stand Up Comedy

Direct from his own show in Las Vegas!


Barnhart’s stand up comedy show consists of well written topical material and is delivered with an animated flair that keeps audiences of all ages howling with laughter and coming back for more.  Audiences say that Barnhart has the wit and insight of George Carlin with the delivery of Jim Carey making him funny on so many levels.


Over the last year, comedian Don Barnhart's film carreer has really been gaining steam.  He just finished filming the cannabis docu-comedy Reefer Rendum and plays a disgruntled comedian in the upcoming comedy film, Tribute To Fluffy.  Don also appears as the crazed shooter in the new web series Max Justice.


Barnhart stars in the documentary, Finding The Funny, an insight into the comedic process and he’s just finished writing the script for the new comedy, Freeloader, which is scheduled to begin shooting in and around Las Vegas in early 2016.


"Don is one of the funniest cats out there!" - Brad Garrett


The Las Vegas Review Journal recently named Don Barnhart’s comedy show one of their “Best Bets” and last year, he was one of the headliners of the 2014 Laughlin Comedy Festival alongside Larry The Cable Guy, Dana Carvey and Maryellen Hooper. 


Barnhart recently returned for the Middle East with his Battle Comics Tour where he was once again entertaining the troops.  Since his first USO tour back in 1992, Barnhart continues to perform and produce comedy shows for the troops around the world bringing both celebrities and the next generation of comedy superstars to the men and women serving in the armed forces. 


Don is also the author of Finding Your Funny, Creating The Life You Desire and is a contributing author on I Killed.  He is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles and is the founder of The Las Vegas Comedy Institute where he teaches, consults and coaches stand up, improv and comedy writing.


Besides being a regular headliner on the Las Vegas strip, Don Barnhart is a favorite performer for many of the top corporate events around the world including The World President’s Organization, AFLAC, Recovery Shows, AA/NA, DARE and many more.  He has been seen on almost every major comedy show and was hand picked for The Ice House's 50th Anniversary All Star TV Special. 


In 2014, Barnhart was the Grand Prize Winner in the Talent Call Comedy Contest as well as the Winner of the 2012 Improv/Levity Entertainment’s Talenthouse Comedy Competition.  In 2007, Don was the Grand Champion in The American Idol Underground Comedy Contest and has been seen on MTV, Star Search, and Evening At The Improv and has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.  Barnhart is a Bob and Tom Show favorite and his comedy CD, I’m Not Just Eye Candy can be heard frequently on the comedy channels on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. 


"Smart, intellegent comedy" - Carnival Cruise Lines 

Don Barnhart is graduate of The Second City Conservatory and is a Certified Hypnotist.  He is also the only national headlining comedian that also performs a separate and equally funny comedy hypnosis show.

"Hilarious" - NY Times

"One of the best" - LA Times

"That guy's funny" - Howard Stern

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Licensed and Insured

"Don Barnhart was great to work with, a real professional. If you are looking for a new hypnotist for your campus, Don is the guy to book. He even stayed for nearly an hour after the show to meet with students! Students are already asking when we are going to have him back."  - Rowan University.

One of a very fewselect hypnotists allowed to work with the military and perform on military bases.

Don Barnhart working the country fairs!

"Just wanted to thank you for your superb job at the 2012 Canyon County Fair. We really appreciated your cooperation as well as your professional and exceedingly entertaining, fast-paced shows. Looking forward to working together again soon." - Cayon County Fair

Don is one of  the only headlining comedians that also does a separate comedy hypnosis show.  He can be booked as a stand up comic, comedy hypnotist or combination of both.



America’s Funniest Comedy Hypnotist!

Don Barnhart’s comedy hypnosis show combines his stand up, improv and hypnosis skills to tap into the power of the subconscious mind and use his volunteer’s hidden talents turning them into the stars of a show that is as empowering as it is entertaining. 


Barnhart specializes in recovery shows and just finished headlining the 31st Annual Tri State Round Up in Laughlin, NV.  Last year he produced a series of Healing Through Humor Comedy Shows for Solutions Recovery Center in Las Vegas and he continues to headline the Vegas strip, cruise ships, colleges, high schools, fairs and other recovery shows across the country.  Barnhart show is setting record attendance numbers making him America’s Funniest Hypnotist.

Barnhart's Hypnosis show is setting record attendance numbers at comedy clubs, cruise ships, colleges, high schools and corporate entertainment and private events and Don Barnhart is the only comedy hypnotist that is also an award-winning stand up comedian who continues to headline the top comedy clubs, colleges, cruise ships and corporate events across the country and is a regular on the Las Vegas Strip and named" Best Bet" by the LV Review/Journal.

“We hired Don Barnhart for entertainment at our event, we had over 600 attendees and typically it's hard to please everybody... But for the first time ever, we did not receive anything but thanks and praise for Don.  He put on the most amazing show, I have never seen so many people laughing and having a great time. We look forward to having him back for years to come!  If you haven't had a chance to see him I highly recommend it!!!"  Heather H, Chair, Tri State Roundup - Laughlin, NV

Barnhart is in constant demand and has performed for: AFLAC, DARE, USO, Armed Forces Entertainment, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, A&E, XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, The Bob & Tom Show, The US Marine Corps, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Princess, NCL, Holland America, Colleges, High Schools, Comedy Clubs, Fairs, Good Day Sacramento, The ABC Morning Show, Good Morning Northwest and much more.

"America’s Funniest Hypnotist!” - Hypnosis Monthly Magazine

Don Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show is part stand up, part improv, part hypnosis and full on funny!  It is a musical and fast-paced romp through the volunteers' subconscious creative genius releasing their hidden talents. Barnhart turns them into the stars of the show keeping audiences on the edges of their seats howling with laughter and coming back for more.

Don uses the power of hypnosis to release volunteers inhibitions taping into their creative talents and potentials.  "It's all good clean fun", Barnhart enthuses. The show is family friendly and audiences of all ages will have the time of their life.  Don's show can be tailored to bit a bit more "risqué" or adult on request.

"In an industry that prides itself on embarrassing and shocking antics, Barnhart's show is both refreshing and empowering as he uses his skills to unlock the creative talents of his volunteers allowing them to share the spotlight".  Las Vegas Net


Skeptics are highly encouraged to attend.

Barnhart’s show runs 60-90 minutes depending on your venue’s needs.



"Thanks for an amazing show!  You were such a hit and this was the best award gala the state has ever had!  My team doesn't impress easily either!"  - Aflac of Southern Nevada



Don Barnhart's "Best Year Ever" seminar teaches and motivates you to achieve your best year ever.  Using humor and the power of hypnosis to tape into your unlimited creative potential.  He is a favorite entertainer at Recover Shows as his show is both entertaining and empowering.

Learn to add humor in your personal & professional presentations with Don Barnhart's "Humor in The Workplace" Seminars or
"Healing Through Humor". No more boring speeches. No more crickets, loud yawns and the sound of your heartbeat pounding in your chest. Learn to use humor and grab the audience's attention keeping them riveted on your presentation.  Don Barnhart teaches you the fundamentals and techniques of using comedy and humor to liven up your presentations and keep your audiences entertained while delivering your message. Whether it's just to break the ice during sales or marketing presentation or successfully shifting the perspective in a strategic planning meeting, humor is a powerful tool for punctuating the most important business interchanges.   

You don't have to be naturally funny or a even a stand up comedian to apply humor and Don Barnhart shows you how to use your own personality to create natural and funny humor that's organtic and not contrived.  Barnhart is also a highly sought after motivational speaker teaching you how to use hypnosis to break bad habits, develop better skills and create the life of your dreams. 

Barnhart offers comedy, improv and hypnosis sessions at Don Barnhart Studios in Las Vegas, NV  Please check out this link for more information:  DON BARNHART ENTERTAINMENT


Don Barnhart just released his new DVD, "I'm Not Just Eye Candy" and his production company Don Barnhart Entertainment is currently in production on the the new film, "Reefer Rendum A comedic yet serious look at the legalization of marijuana in America."  Don Barnhart Entertainment is also in preproduction on the film, Freeloader based on Barnhart's new book and he also stars in the 2012 documentary, "Finding The Funny" answering the question, "Can you teach someone to be funny?" Barnhart created, produced and starred in "The Freedom of Speech Comedy Series", he recently wrote, directed and starred in the indie thriller, “China Dolls."  Barnhart also produced, directed and starred in "The Ice House 50th Anniversary TV Show." Barnhart also produced and directed, "Linda Vu's Women's Self Defense DVD."


Barnhart's just released his second book, Finding Your Funny and his first book, Creating The Life You Desire teaches you how to use hypnosis to live the life of your dreams.  He is also a contributing author on, “I Killed:  True Stories of the Road by America’s Top Comics” which the N.Y. Times called, “Hilarious" and he's had numerous articles published in newspapers and magazines around the world including iReport. 







Don Barnhart has just signed on to host a new tv show.  Besides hosting several TV specials, Barnhart has done numerous celebrity interviews and has reported from the front lines in The Middle East and from natural disasters.  His reports have been featured on iReport and CNN.

Don's Self Improvement Hypnosis CD's: 

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Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart headlines the top comedy clubs worldwide.

Don Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show Headlining On Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines



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