Barnhart laughing it up with Gino Michellini and Brad Garrett

 

 

AWARD WINNING COMEDIAN * CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST * PUBLISHED AUTHOR

FILMMAKER *ON AIR HOST * MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER * LIFE COACH

COMEDY SEMINARS * HUMOR SEMINARS * KEYNOTE SPEAKER

COMEDY BOOKING AGENCY * COMEDY INSTRUCTOR & CONSULTANT

 

 
  

 
 
BIO & RESUME

Award-Winning Comedian Don Barnhart 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.  The Freeloader novel was inspired by Don’s numerous comedy tours for the troops and is the story of returning Veteran Guy Derek.  After losing his wife, house and dog, Guy hits rock bottom and in order to find his way back becomes the Robin Hood of The Homeless.

 

Over the last year, Barnhart’s film career has really been gaining steam as 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 directed by USC film graduate Micah Cyrus.

 

The Las Vegas Review/Journal recently named Don Barnhart’s comedy 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.  Since his first USO tour back in 1992, Barnhart has been performing and producing 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.  Barnhart’s recent tours for the troops include comedy legend, George Wallace and American Idol Finalist James Durbin.

 

Don is also the author of Comedy 101, 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 a certified hypnotist performing both a stand up and comedy hypnosis show.  In his off time, Don is one of the most sought after comedy coaches in the industry, teaching stand up and improv at his Vegas based studio. 

 

Barnhart’s stand up 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 of George Carlin with the delivery of Jim Carey making him funny on so many levels.  Don’s hypnosis show uses the power of the subconscious mind to tap into his volunteer’s hidden talents, turning them into the stars of the evening in a show that is as empowering as it is entertaining.

 

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, 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 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.  Don’s hypnotherapy CDs are available on Amazon and can be downloaded on his website.

 

Website: http://www.DonBarnhart.com

The Freeloader Movie: http://www.TheFreeloaderMovie.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com@DonBarnhart

Facebook: http://facebook.com/DonBarnhart

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/DonBarnhartEnt

 

FILM
   
Tribute To Fluffy Jerry Super Trooper Entertainment
Freeloader Guy Don Barnhart Entertainment
Finding The Funny Himself Don Barnhart Entertainment
China Dolls Lead Don Barnhart Entertainment
Ocean's 13 PR Guy Steve Soderberg
Lunar Madness Brock Albery Pyun
Apollo 13 Ground Control Imagine Entertainment
Dead Air Cop Fred Walton (II)
Sorority House Masacre Student Carol Frank
Full list available on request...    
     
TELEVISION
   
Good Morning Sacramento Guest Sacramento, CA
Good Morning Northwest Guest Tri-Cities, WA
Good Day Honolulu Guest Honolulu, HI
The Bob & Tom Show Guest Syndicated Worldwide
Ice House 50th Anniversary Special Stand Up IBN Entertainment
Freedom of Speech Show  Comedy Series Host Don Barnhart Entertainment
American Idol Underground Comedy Contest Grand Prize Winner Internet
Genisis Wars  (pilot) Capt. Zigaroff Deadfish Productions
Five O'Clock Funnies All Star Show Stand Up Don Barnhart Entertainment
MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour Stand Up MTV Films
Evening At The Improv Stand Up A&E
Comic Slams (pilot) Comedian Levity Entertainment
Star Search - Finalist Stand Up CBS
Friday Night Stand Up NBC
Unsolved Mysteries Sleazy Guy/Dead Guy A&E
American Bandstand Dancer Dick Clark Productions
     
Full list available on request...    
     
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
   
Winner Talent House/Levity Entertainment Comedy Award    

Winner Talent Call Comedy Competition

   
Winner Make A Star Comedy Competition    

Nominated "Best Comedian" & "Best Comedy Hypnosis Show"

Las Vegas - LV Review

   
Winner Interrnational Performing Artists 2010 "Bob Hope Comedy Award"    
2008 Montreal Comedy Festival    
Featured Comedian MySpace 2008    
American Idol Underground Comedy Contest 2007 Grand Prize Winner  
Second City Conservatory Program Graduate  
Certified Hypnotist Hypnosis Motivation Institute  
Full list available on request...    
     
CORPORATE SHOWS
   
Marine Corps League Scholarship Fund Honolulu, HI  
USO - Celebrity Entertainment World Tours Isreal, Japan, Korea, Spain, Bosnia, Egypt,  Jordan, Turkey, France, England, Germany, Greenland, Finland, Iceland...

“You are now the new "A" team for the Comedy tours! You are the best!!!!!” - Betty Naylor USO Comedy Break Tour Producer

 

Comics On Duty - World Tours Afghanistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Panama, UAE, Qatar, Djibouti, Persian/Arabian Gulf, Carrier Tours and domstic tours... "One of our top performers" - Rich Davis
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Worldwide

“Absolutely fantastic!” Mark – Cruise Director, "Amazing” – Paul - Cruise Director, “Outstanding”  Kieron - Cruise Director, “Great job! Gio - Cruise Director

Princess Cruise Lines Worldwide  
Holland American Cruise Lines Worldwide  
NCL Cruise Lines Worldwide  
DARE Corporate Stand Up Show  
Iowa Concrete Paving Association Corporate Stand Up Show  

Texas Motor Transportation Association

Corporate Stand Up Show "Don did a great job. His interaction with the crowd was perfect. We had numerous folks come up afterwards talking about how much they enjoyed the show." Lance Shillingburg
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Corporate Stand Up Show

"Thank you so much. I cannot count how many times people have told me how much they laughed! By the way the owner of the course-and lots of other things has asked me for your contact info, he would like to book you for a couple things he has coming up....so that is awesome!  - Montisa Phelan Lopez - Executive Director, Foundation & Public Affairs

Blease Financial Group Corporate Hypnosis Show  
Armed Forces Entertainment Stand Up Comedy Show

"The accolades we continue to receive from the installations you visited are testimony to your commitment and dedication to ensure our troops' morale remain high by providing quality entertainment to our uniformed service members overseas. Without a doubt, your performance has made a lasting impression on the troops and installation." - Edward F. Shock, Col, USAF Chief, Armed Forces Entertainment

Battery Alliance Corporate Stand Up Show

 "Thanks Don. Great Show!"

 Sam Fox - VP Battery Alliance, Inc

Prudential Corporate Speaker  
PartyPoker.Com Corporate Speaker  
ALANON Corporate Speaker  
Recovery Shows:  NA/AA Corporate Speaker  
South Bay Crisis Center Corporate Speaker  
Brea Rotary Club Corporate Speaker  
Orange County Fire Dept. Corporate Speaker  
Colleges-NACA Full list avail  
Full list available on request...    
     

CLUBS / PERSONAL APPEARANCES

Headliner  
The Improv Comedy Clubs All Franchises "Don's been a great asset to our franchise and he's funny"  Budd Friedman
Comedy & Magic Club Hermosa Beach, CA "Don is pure funny.  He doesn't need any gimmicks" - Mike Lacey
The Ice House Pasadena, CA "Great job" - Bob Fisher
Harvey's Portland, OR  
The Punchline Atlanta, GA  

Full list avail on request.

   
     
WRITING
   
China Dolls Feature Film  
Freeloader Feature Film  
The DeEvolution of Man Show One Man Show  
What Are The Odds? Short Film  

I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comedians

Contributing Author  
The Simpsons Spec Script  
Seinfeld Spec Script  
Sleepytown Origianl Sitcom  
Moving In Original Sitcom  
The South Bay Boys Sketch Show  
Confidential Joke Writer/Punch Up Several Top Comedians Punch Up Writer  
The Monkey Trials Punch Up Writer  
Numerous Published Articles    
Full list available on request...    
     
SKETCH / STAGE SHOWS
   
The DeEvolution of Man Show Coming Soon  
The South Bay Boys  - TV Show Syndicated Cable  
The South Bay Boys - Stage Show The Improv Clubs  
Beware of Big Whitey Second City/The Improv  
Red Monday Second City/The Improv  
The Mulit-Vitamins The Improv  
The Three Headed Comedian The Improv With Doug Benson and Jim Hope
Tag Team Comedy Show The Improv With Doug Benson and Jim Hope
Full list available on request...    
     
RADIO
   
Bob & Tom Show Regular Guest Syndicated Worldwide
XM Regular Guest Syndicated Worldwide
Sirius Regular Guest Syndicated Worldwide
The Perry & Price Show Regular Guest Honolulu, HI
KLOS Regular Guest Los Angeles, CA
Full list available on request.    
     
TRAINING
   
Hypnosis Motivation Institute Certified Hypnotherapist Los Angeles, CA
Second City Conservatory Graduate Second City Training Center Los Angeles, CA
Improv/Sketch Writing Second City Training Center Los Angeles, CA
Film Acting Mark Lonow Los Angeles, CA
Commercial, Theatre and Film Acting Vince Chase Los Angeles, CA
Full list available on request...    
     
SPECIAL ABLITIES
   

Certified Hypnotist, Improv, Hosting, Emcee, Joke Writing, Surfing, Volleyball, Rollerblading, Golf, Fitness Training,

Ice Hockey, Jet Ski, Snow Ski, Water Ski,

Characters, Voices, Dialects...