As one of the world's premiere comedy hypnotist, Don Barnhart has engaged, entertained, amazed, and delighted thousands of audiences with his comedy & hypnosis shows across North America and around the world. Praised as, "One the best" by the LA Times, The NY Times calls him, “Hilarious” and Howard Stern said, “This guy’s funny!”
The Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show delivers interactive, improvisational and sidesplitting 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 and each performance is unique.
Don Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show is part stand up, part improvisation, part hypnosis and full on funny! Audience members have the option to volunteer or sit back and watch. The show is family friendly and rated PG 13 but can be tailored to be more risqu upon request. From 8-80, you're sure to have a great time. Barnhart has his own recurring show in Las Vegas and performs around the world on Cruise Ships, Comedy Clubs, Corporate Events, Fairs, Military Shows, Festivals and more.
Barnhart continues to be a favorite headliner at the top comedy clubs and cruise ships around the world and in 2012, Don won the grand prize in the Improv/Levity/TalentHouse's search for the next great American comedian and received the “Bob Hope Award” for his dedication to providing entertainment to the troops stationed overseas.
The comedian, hypnotist and actor stars in the new film Finding The Funny with Brad Garrett, Louie Anderson and Marty Allen and has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows including: NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, MTV, and is a regular on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio and a favorite guest on The Bob & Tom Show. Don Barnhart has also been in national magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and CNN.
"Barnhart is one of the very few hypnotism acts performing regularly in Las Vegas that is family-friendly; Don takes the positive aspects of hypnotic trances for a spin, convincing his volunteers to be superstars and fitness models. In an industry dominated by embarrassing and shocking antics, the comedy brought out of our shared hopes and dreams is refreshing, honest and just plain funny". The Las Vegas Review/Journal labeled Barnhart's show as one of their "Best Bets".
Don Barnhart is the author of Creating The Life You Desire: Using Hypnosis To Create The Life Of Your Dreams and is a contributing author on I Killed: True Stories From America’s Top Comedians and has written numerous articles on humor.
Don Barnhart is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and is considered one of the top humor and comedy instructors around the world. Besides performing, Don teaches stand up, improv and humor in the workplace seminars.
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.
One of the biggest differences in Barnhart's Comedy Hypnosis Show is that Don is already an established award-winning headline comedian. Using his 20 years of comedy club experience along with his Second City Improv and Hypnosis skills, Barnhart guides his audience volunteers into the spotlight unleashing their hidden talents.
Before anyone comes on stage to be hypnotized, Barnhart opens the show with his hilarious comedy material putting the audience at ease. He then demonstrates that almost anyone can be hypnotized. He involves the entire audience in the untapped power of the mind by getting them to respond to suggestions in unison. Imagine hundreds of people gasping and turning to their neighbors in amazement. You really need to experience this to believe it. Afterwards, Don invites the audience on stage to share the spotlight and have some fun.
Barnhart's show is unscripted and stars the audience, so every performance is unique. Don treats his audiences with respect and makes sure never to embarrass anyone. You will laugh hysterically as Don takes audience volunteers on a guided tour through their imaginations with HILARIOUS results! They will experience laughter, fear, excitement, greed – some will become celebrities – right before your eyes!
You will be amazed at the unbelievable hidden talent your spouse, friends or coworkers will demonstrate when under hypnosis. All of their inhibitions are gone and they have the time of their lives! When awaked, they will feel like they just came back from a long vacation or slept better than they can remember. They awaken refreshed and feeling great! Even the hard-core skeptics will walk away from this show believing the impossible and be thoroughly convinced. Hypnosis is a VERY real thing and now you can see it for yourself!
Stage hypnosis is the only form of entertainment where the volunteer audience members literally become the stars of the show. You will be talking about this show for days while some of the surprised volunteers still have no idea what they did on stage! It is a superb performance filled with intrigue and laughter.
Don Barnhart is also a highly sought after corporate and motivational speaker teaching you how to use hypnosis to break bad habits, develop better skills and create the life of your dreams.
Don Barnhart: Comedy Hypnotist
Linda Vu: Production Manager
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
"Barnhart is one of the very few hypnotism acts performing regularly in Las Vegas that is family-friendly; Don takes the positive aspects of hypnotic trances for a spin, convincing his volunteers to be superstars and fitness models. In an industry dominated by embarrassing and shocking antics, the comedy brought out of our shared hopes and dreams is refreshing, honest and just plain funny". Las Vegas View
Mic, stand, stool, lighting, chairs for volunteers.
The Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show has performed at comedy clubs, cruise ships, private parties, fundraisers, post prom (high schools and colleges), outdoor festivals and more. The show can be set up with ease.
Professional sound system, suitable for the engagement contracted. To include: Professional sound engineer, or knowledgeable substitute, a suitable monitor system, one (1) mini jack cord for ipod plug in, one (1) pro handheld wireless microphone, one (1) back-up microphone (wireless OR hard wired w/ 50 ft. of cable) and one (1) upright mic stand.
1 (one) Stool or table.
1. Theatre - General stage lighting w/spotlight and operator
2. Ballroom - General house lighting(house up)
1. Theatre - Performance to take place in proscenium area of stage.
2. Ballroom - Secure stage, platform or riser with two (2) stair units securely placed in front. Stage/Platform to be set-up for optimal audience viewing.
3. Misc Venue: Contact for specific needs.
Minimum stage performance area 15(w) x 12(d)
Access to stage performance area at least two (2) hours prior to show time for consultation with sound & light technicians for cues and with stage manager/hand for pre-set of props. Exact time to be discussed and approved in advance. One (1) hour requested.
Non-folding chairs for use in performance. Number of chairs to be determined per event.
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Past Booked Dates:
12-30-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
12-29-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
12-28-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
12-27-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
12-26-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
12-25-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
12-24-2012 — Brad Garrett's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
11-25-2012 — Big Al's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
11-24-2012 — Big Al's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
11-23-2012 — Big Al's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
11-22-2012 — Big Al's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
11-21-2012 — Big Al's Comedy Club - Las Vegas, NV
11-18-2012 — Wits End Comedy Club
11-17-2012 — Wits End Comedy Club
11-16-2012 — Wits End Comedy Club
11-15-2012 — Wits End Comedy Club
11-11-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-10-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-09-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-08-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-04-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-03-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-02-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
11-01-2012 — Loonees Comedy Club
10-10-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-09-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-08-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-07-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-06-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-05-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-04-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-03-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-02-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
10-01-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-30-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-29-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-28-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-27-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-26-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-25-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-24-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-23-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-23-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-22-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-20-2012 — College Hypnosis Show
09-18-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-17-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-16-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-15-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-14-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-13-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-13-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-12-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-11-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-10-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-09-2012 — Carnival Cruise Lines
09-08-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-07-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-06-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-05-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-04-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-03-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-02-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
09-01-2012 — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
08-29-2012 — College Hypnosis Show
08-25-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-24-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-23-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-22-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-21-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-20-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-19-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-18-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
08-17-2012 — USO Tour For the Troops Japan
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2006: 265 gigs
2007: 240 gigs
2008: 229 gigs
2009: 231 gigs
2010: 275 gigs
2011: 255 gigs
2012: 180 gigs
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