Don Barnhart's Las Vegas Comedy Institute to Present STANDUP SHOWCASE 19
The best and funniest comedians of Las Vegas will perform in the Las Vegas Comedy Institute's 19th Standup Comedy Showcase.
Don Barnhart's Las Vegas Comedy Institute will host the 19th Standup Showcase showcasing the best local comedians, seasoned professionals and special surprise guests.
Since opening the Las Vegas Comedy Institute in 2000, Barnhart has been teaching standup, improv and comedy writing skills helping to develop the next generation of comedy stars. Many of his students are already touring professionally and several have recently completed tours with Battle Comics entertaining the troops overseas.
Barnhart's background in comedy in unparalleled as he grew up on the set watching his father direct Mork & Mindy hanging out and learning from Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters. Out of high school, Don got a job as a doorman at The Comedy & Magic Club and by the time he was 20 he became the house emcee, talent coordinator and night manager working with and opening for Jay Leno, Jim Carey, Dennis Miller, Jerry Seinfeld and so many more.
Don left the club to pursue standup fulltime and when he's not on tour can be seen performing nightly at Jokesters Comedy Club inside The D Hotel Casino. Don was one of the first to graduate from the Second City Conservatory Program in Los Angeles.
Barnhart stars in the documentary Finding The Funny with Brad Garrett and Louie Anderson about the importance of learning comedy skills from the best teachers and his new book Finding Your Funny is a must for anyone interested in pursing a career in comedy. He also stars in Jordan Brady's new film, I Am Battle Comic about the importance of entertaining the troops around the world.
"It's important to nurture and encourage new comedians and give them a professional environment to work on their acts which is why we created the Monday Madness Showcase at Jokesters Comedy Club", said Barnhart in a recent interview. "Keep in mind, this is not an open mic and we only put on the best of the best keeping the show professional. The Las Vegas Comedy Institute's Showcase night is a great stepping stone to see new talent and decide if they're ready for the main stage."
The Las Vegas Comedy Institute's 19th Standup Showcase will take place at 8pm on July 15th. Admission is free but seating is limited so you must RSVP to hold your seat. 21 and over, refreshments are available and there is plenty of free parking.