Don Barnhart's stand up comedy takes audiences on a comedy thrill ride of well-written, topical material exploring modern day society in a way that is hysterical, highly entertaining, intellegent and thought provoking. Don's DeEvolution of Man video has close to 1 million hits on YouTube and the Las Vegas Review Journal named Barnhart's show as one of their "Best Bets".
The award-winning comedian currently stars in the new sitcom and web series Class Clowns. The show, created by Barnhart follows the mis-adventures of fictional comedian and former sitcom star Johnny B who pulls a “Kramer” takes a “Chappell” and comes back to star in his own “Seinfeld” type of web series/reality show. The show is written by Barnhart and Keith Lyle from the Hangover movie and co-stars Lyle and fellow Vegas comedians Derek Richards, Brent Mukai and Linda Vu all who can be seen performing at Jokesters.
"Hilarious" - NY Times
"One of the best" - LA Times
"That guy's funny" - Howard Stern
Don’s new book, Finding Your Funny just hit the Best Seller List on Amazon. With a humorous and heartfelt forward by Comedy Legend George Wallace, Finding Your Funny goes beyond Barnhart’s own 25-year journey and shares the brutal, often overlooked experience and advice of other comedians, entertainers, managers, agents and bookers. The book includes a no holds barred assessment about what clubs, venues and agents are actually looking for as well as many of the things you need to do and avoid if you’re looking into making comedy a career.
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 and plays a rather disgruntled, road weary and carefree comedian in the upcoming comedy film, Tribute To Fluffy. Don can also be seen playing a psychotic mad man in the new web series Max Justice.
"Don is one of the funniest cats out there!"- Brad Garrett
Earlier this year, Barnhart wrapped production on the cannabis comedy Reefer Rendum and is currently in preproduction on the new comedy film, The Freeloader, which he wrote and stars in. The movie will begin shooting in Las Vegas and is based on Barnhart’s book of the same name.
Barnhart 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. In 2015, Don was the grand prize winner in the Levity Entertainment/Improv Comedy Contest and was the Grand Prize winner in the 2008 American Idol Underground Comedy Contest.
Besides all of this, Barnhart has been performing and producing comedy shows for the troops since 1992 and just completed his third Battle Comics - Laughter For The Troops World Tour and is featured in the upcoming documentary I AM BATTLE COMIC by filmmaker Jordan Brady. In his off time Barnhart teaches stand up, improv and comedy writing at The Las Vegas Comedy Institute..
You never know who might pop in and join Don onstage...
Don Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show Headlining On Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Skeptics are highly encouraged to attend.
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. Skipping the “adult” theme, Barnhart’s show is a musical, fast-paced romp through the volunteers' subconscious creative genius releasing their hidden talents and is hypnotic fun for the whole family.
"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
What separates Barnhart from the rest of the pack is that he is also an award-winning stand up comedian and he continues to be a regular at all the comedy clubs on the Vegas strip. Don is also a Second City Conservatory Graduate and combines both his stand up and improv skills into his outrageously entertaining show. Barnhart turns his volunteers into the stars of the show keeping audiences on the edges of their seats howling with laughter and coming back for more.
"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 was AWESOME! Very accommodating with our schedule that was running late too. He was a pleasure to work with, very real and genuine. Everyone had a fabulous time and we are still laughing. Success!!!! I would highly recommend him for a sober event. Worth every penny." Lisa R 27th Yakima Valley Roundup- Yakima, WA
“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
"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.
"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