Over the course of 2013, Don Barnhart Entertainment will produce a series of world tours for Armed Forces Entertainment bringing much needed laughter to the men and women serving overseas.
Barnhart's first tour will start in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan featuring himself along with 3 of the top comedians working today. He will follow it up with a second tour to Jordan, Lebanon, Portugal, Greece and Italy then produce another tour to Southwest Asia featuring even more comedians.
Don Barnhart's first All Star Comedy Tour will feature comedians Keith Lyle from The Hangover, Jeff Capri from Comedy Central, Slade Ham from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio along with himself who in 2012 was named "Best Bet" by the Las Vegas Review/Journal as well as winning the grand prize in the Improv, Levity & TalentHouse's search for the next great American comedian. Barnhart's third tour will feature Laura Hayden from Girls Night Out, Former Marine turned comedian Sam Fedele from Comedy Central and Jeff Capri.
Don Barnhart Entertainment has been providing laughter to the military since 1992 starting with USO and their successful Comedy Break Tours where he performed, consulted and recruited much of the comedic talent. He's was part of the very first comedy show in Afghanistan with Comics On Duty and has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazine and TV interviews about entertaining the troops including CNN.
Don Barnhart 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. He is a regular headliner on the Las Vegas Strip as well as one of the most sought after comedians from the top comedy clubs across the country.
Barnhart's comedy career really gained national attention in 2007 when he won the American Idol Underground's Online "Best Comedian" Award and was named their, œArtist to watch and Entertainment Business Journal named him one of the, œTop 100 comedians to see three years in a row.
œI think it's important to bring laughter to the troops overseas and let them know they are not forgotten, says Barnhart from a recent phone interview. œWhat these men and women sacrifice is so great by being away from family and friends in a war zone. It's important to bring some humor into their lives.
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 new film, Reefer Rendum: A comedic yet serious look at the legalization of marijuana in America." Barnhart 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, œChina Dolls and his first novel, "Freeloader" is being developed into a feature film which Don will direct and star in. Barnhart also produced, directed and starred in "The Ice House 50th Anniversary TV Show."
Don Barnhart is graduate of The Second City Conservatory and is a Certified Hypnotist. He is also the only national headline comedian that also performs a separate and equally funny comedy hypnosis show. Barnhart also serves as one of the top comedy consultants and is currently working with investors to open up a series of comedy clubs across the country.
When he's not performing, Barnhart teaches the art and business of comedy along with success and motivational seminars.