Award-Winning Comedian Don Barnhart Launches New Book Giving Insight Into Secrets Of Being A Successful Stand Up Comedian

Get insight into the art, science and business of stand up comedy with Don Barnhart's new book Finding Your Funny.
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Las Vegas, NV ( December 23, 2015 - Vegas based comedian and comedy coach Don Barnhart debuts his new comedy instruction guidebook "Finding Your Funny" just in time for the holidays.

Barnhart, an award winning comedian whose appears regularly on the Las Vegas strip just received the 2015 award for Best Comedy Show in Las Vegas by the Best Businesses Association of Las Vegas is currently prepping to bring his Battle Comics - Comedy For The Troops Tour to Afghanistan and Iraq in early 2016.

With a humorous and heartfelt forward by Comedy Legend George Wallace, Finding Your Funny goes beyond Barnhart's own 25-year journey and shares the brutal, often overlooked experience and advice of other comedians, entertainers, managers, agents and bookers. The book includes a no holds barred assessment about what clubs, venues and agents are actually looking for as well as many of the things you need to do and avoid if you're looking into making comedy a career.

With over 25 of successful experience as a comedian, comedy coach and booker, Don Barnhart's book offers great for the novice, professional comedian and comedy fan. It includes personal tragedies, anecdotes and stories one can only get from living a life on the road.

Barnhart founded The Las Vegas Comedy Institute where he teaches stand up, improv and comedy writing and inspired to write the book after the success of the documentary on his stand up comedy class, Finding The Funny directed by John Bizarre.

"The book, Finding Your Funny began as an outline for my comedy class", said Barnhart in a recent phone interview where was performing overseas for the troops.

Some of the topics covered in Finding Your Funny are: Can You Teach Funny, The High Cost of Fame, Getting Booked, Hurdles and Pitfalls, The Truth About Managers, Agents and Other Oddities, The Joke Police and When, If Ever Do You Throw In The Towel.

Barnhart added, "I tried to answer all the questions I wish I had when I was first starting out. I wanted to give a variety of opinions as there is no one, hard set rule but there are some guidelines to success."

Don Barnhart is also the author of Creating The Life You Desire and is a contributing author on I Killed - True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics. He is currently working on the new book Battle Comics based on his tours for the military.

Over the last year, comedian Don Barnhart has crossed over into the film market and has really been gaining steam. He is currently filming the documentary Reefer Rendum, a serious yet comedic look at the legalization of Marijuana and plays a disgruntled, road weary comedian in the upcoming comedy film, Tribute To Fluffy. Barnhart also breaks away from comedy and appears as the psychotic shooter in the new web series Max Justice.

The Las Vegas Review Journal recently named Don Barnhart's comedy show one of their "Best Bets" and he won the award for Best Businesses 2015 Best Comedy Show in Las Vegas. Last year, Don Barnhart was one of the featured headliners at Laughlin Comedy Festival alongside Larry The Cable Guy, Dana Carvey and Maryellen Hooper.

Barnhart recently returned for the Middle East where he was once again entertaining the troops with his Battle Comics. Since his first USO tour back in 1992, Barnhart continues to perform and produce 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.

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 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.

Finding Your Funny is available at Amazon and other booker sellers or can be ordered directly from Don Barnhart at:

Barnhart is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact 702-449-1763 or


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