Don Barnhart Selected To Judge 2015 Laughlin Laugh Festival

Top Quote The 2nd Annual Laughlin Laugh Fest is up and running and award winning comedian Don Barnhart has been selected as one of their celebrity judges for this years $10,000 Knights Of Comedy Contest. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 01, 2015 - The 2nd Annual Laughlin Laugh Fest will take place and award winning comedian, author, filmmaker and hypnotist Don Barnhart has been selected to be one of the celebrity judges for the $10,000 Knights of Comedy Tournament.

    Barnhart is the author of Finding Your Funny, the must have book on stand up and created the Las Vegas Comedy Institute where he teaches and coaches stand up, improv and comedy writing.

    "The contest is a great way for newer comics to get seen by the industry, network and if they're talented and lucky win some money so they can quit their day job and turn pro" said Barnhart from a recent interview.

    Barnhart was one of the featured headline acts last year alongside Larry The Cable Guy, Dana Carvey, Tim Meadows, MaryEllen Hooper and Felipe Esparza and this years promises to be just as star worthy.

    Some of the celebrities appearing in 2015 Fest include Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Frank Caliendo and Sinbad. There will also be theme shows and a $10,000 grand prize for the comedy contest.

    You may not know Barnhart by name but you should as he performs over 300 day a year on the road and much of that has been dedicated to entertaining our troops around the world. He is currently on a world tour before heading back to Vegas where he is in negotiations to become a resident headliner.

    Don will also be on some of the industry panels and seminars to answer questions about the comedy business. Last year, Barnhart joined a star-studded panel of industry heavyweights to a stand room only business of comedy seminar and has been featured as the guest speaker at several other prominent comedy festivals with his Business of Comedy and Entertaining The Troops Seminars.

    Don Barnhart is currently on a world tour with his DeEvolution of Man Comedy Show with stops in Australia, Guam, Oregon and then Brad Garrett's Comedy Club Aug 17-23rd.

    Barnhart is a Vegas local and is meeting with venues about becoming a resident headliner to fill in the void left after George Wallace and Louie Anderson wrapped up their shows.

    Comedian Don Barnhart's DeEvolution of Man Comedy Tour is as entertaining as it is poignant. Named "Best Bet" by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Barnhart's DeEvolution of Man tour is part one man show, part stand up and full on funny and the award-winning comedian keeps audiences of all ages howling with laughter and coming back for more.

    A modern day "cave man", Don Barnhart takes audiences on a comedy thrill ride exploring the waning tide of male gender identification and man's declining role in modern day society in a way that is hysterical, highly entertaining and thought provoking. Barnhart's videos have close to a million hits on YouTube.

    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 just 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 at the end of 2015 and is based on Barnhart's book of the same name. Barnhart's character, a returning Vet, becomes the Robin Hood of the Homeless as he finds his way back into society.

    Other judges include: John Shealy, Barbara Holliday, David CarlowAnd Adam Segal

    The Laughlin Laugh Fest runs Oct 2-4th, 2015.
    Tickets to all shows, seminars and entry information can be found at their website.

    For more information or to set up interviews, please contact Don at

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