Don Barnhart Jr. Biography

Place of Birth: Yakima, Washington, USA
Wiki Biography: Award-Winning comedian Don Barnhart is one of the top comedians working today and is in constant demand headlining the top comedy clubs, cruise ships and corporate events across the country. In 2010, Barnhart received the "Bob Hope Humanitarian Award" for his continued service performing and producing comedy show for the troops around the world.Don combines well written, topical material and delivers it with a fast paced, high energy and animated improvisational flair that keeps audiences of all ages howling with laughter and coming back for more. Audiences say that Barnhart reminds them of a young George Carlin with the energy and characters of Robin Williams making Don funny on so many different levels.Barnhat has been seen on almost every major comedy show and was hand picked for The Ice House's 50th Anniversary All Star TV Special. He's been seen on MTV, Star Search, Evening At The Improv and has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Don can be heard regularly on The Bob and Tom Show and XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.Don is a veteran performer for The USO and Comics On Duty and has been entertaining the troops around the world for the last seventeen years. Barnhart continues to produce shows and perform for the military several times a year.Certified Hypnotist and graduate of Second City Conservatory Program, Don combines his hypnosis, improv and comedy skills to create one of the most unique and funniest comedy hypnosis shows around the world.Don Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show is part stand up, part improv, part hypnosis and full on funny! The show is setting record attendance numbers at comedy clubs, cruise ships, colleges, high schools and corporate/private events and Don is becoming the most requested comedy hypnosis act in each of these venues.Direct from his own show in Las Vegas, Don is one of the only clean/family friendly hypnosis shows working the strip today using his hypnosis skills to tap into the creative subconscious of his volunteers to release their inner talents.The Don Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show delivers interactive, improvisational and side-splitting comedy while simultaneously unlocking the unique mysteries of the human mind. It's a musical and fast-paced romp through volunteers' subconscious creative genius that keeps audiences on the edges of their seats. Akin to releasing the hidden talents of a dozen comedians onstage with Barnhart as the ringleader, Don's show will keep your audience talking about the show for years to come."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 NetDon Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show has been recently featured on CBS, Good Day Sacramento, ABC, NBC, FOX, Good Morning Northwest, The Perry & Price Show and more...Don is one of the only headlining comedians that also does a comedy hypnosis show. He can be booked as a stand up comic, comedy hypnotist or combination of both. Quite often clubs will book Don's stand up during the week and add a special event comedy hypnosis show on the last night turning people away. Barnhart's hypnosis show can be a stand-alone event or combination of stand up and hypnosis.Barnhart recently wrote, directed and starred in the indie thriller, "China Dolls" and recently completed his first novel, "Freeloader" which is being developed into a feature film which Don will direct and star in. 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.Barnhart was nominated for the 2010 "Best Comedian" in Las Vegas as well as "Best Comedy Hypnosis Show". He is the creator and host of the syndicated TV series, "The Freedom of Speech Comedy Show" and in 2007, he won the American Idol Underground Comedy Grand Prize being called "the artist to watch". Don was recently voted "One of the top 100 comedians to see" 3 years in a row by Entertainment Business Journal. and he is developing, "The DeEvolution of Man" a sit-com and one man show based on his successful stand up tour.Don Barnhart Entertainment is the production company founded by Don and his wife author, fitness expert and actress Linda Vu. They specialize in high quality, independent film and television productions along with live comedy shows, instructional dvds and more. With over 25 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry DBE has produced feature films, television programs, comedy specials, music videos, commercials, short films, DVDs, infomercials, documentaries, reality shows, sketch shows, interviews, talk shows and more...Don Barnhart Entertainment (DBE) utilizes a small staff of full time in-house/multi-talented individuals along with our extensive freelance production team members for various projects ranging from a simple one camera shoot to HD multi-camera live events. From concept to creation: Writing, casting, directing, editing, scoring, dvd creation & packaging, photography, art/graphic design and live talent booking. DBE can provide you with every aspect of your project.Don Barnhart Entertainment is the premier booking agency for comedy shows around the world and award winning comedian Don Barnhart also serves as one of the top comedy club consultants in the country. Besides his busy touring schedule, Don is currently involved with the opening and booking of several new comedy clubs throughout the United States as well as teaching comedy and improv in his free time.Don Barnhart Entertainment continues to book and produce comedy 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 that are still thriving today.DBE is dedicated to providing you with the best comedy talent for your specific needs. There are many choices out there but comedy is our life so we have to get it right!

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Vicious Lips Brock Christian / Alien Pervert / Co-Pilot 1986 Reality Tv, 0, Sport
China Dolls Willie 2008 Action, Adventure, Drama