Don Barnhart Brings Hypnotic Hilarity To Honolulu

Top Quote Just back from entertaining the troops around the world, Vegas based Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart will perform at Anna O'Briens on Dec 6th, 2014. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 14, 2014 - Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart will turn the audience into the stars of the show at Anna O'Briens in Honolulu Dec 6th, 2014. The insanity begins as Barnhart takes his volunteers and turns them into the stars of the show by tapping into their subconscious mind and releasing their hidden talents in a show that is as empowering as it is entertaining. Volunteers sing, dance and sometimes often times do 'the unexpected'.

    Barnhart's show has been setting record attendance numbers at comedy clubs, cruise ships, colleges, high schools and corporate events around the world and Don is becoming the most requested act in these venues earning him the distinct title of, "America's #1 Comedy Hypnotist".

    The award-winning comedian and hypnotist 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. The Freeloader Movie:

    "I have to get in shape for the film", said Barnhart in a phone interview while headlining onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. "And I mean military shape. My wife is thrilled that I may actually have a six pac on my belly and not in the fridge."
    What Barnhart hopes to gain from entertaining the troops is the chance to meet as many people as possible, make them laugh a little and bring a taste of home and the Aloha spirit to the men and women serving in the armed forces. "I always look at comedy as a sort of pressure release valve," says Barnhart. "It allows you let off a little steam and you can get through the day no matter how tough things may be."

    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 1st time film director and USC Alumni 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: True Stories of The Road by America's Top Comics. 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.

    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's YouTube videos have reached a total of over I million hits and Brad Garrett says, "Don is one of the funniest cats out there!" Others say Barnhart is "Hilarious" - NY Times, "One of the best" - LA Times, "That guy's funny" - Howard Stern. He 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 at

    Barnhart is a favorite act touring for the military and colleges so he's giving a $5 discount to military and students and his show is also a great way to celebrate the holiday season as a group event or holiday office party and $5 discount is available for parties of 10 or more.

    7:pm Doors open at 6:30
    Age restriction is 21 and over.

    $20 / $15 Students & Military

    $15 General Admission / $10 Students & Military / $5 Discount for parties of 10 or more.

    Tickets can be purchased at:

    Anna O'Briens Club.
    2440 S. Beretania St, Honolulu 96826

    For more information, to set up interviews or to purchase tickets, please check out Barnhart's website at:

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