Don Barnhart, Guy Fessenden, Keith Lyle and more...

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Don Barnhart, Guy Fessenden, Keith Lyle and more...

with Keith Lyle and Guy Fessenden

"Don Barnhart is hysterically funny, delivering his well-written topical material with an animated and improvisational flair that's not to be missed. He is a refreshing voice in the standup genre, mixing a blend of sharp, topical insights about our life and the world around us, pushing the boundaries of PC culture without being overtly offensive. Barnhart has often been compared to the sharp, witty insights of George Carlin with the animated expressions of Jim Carey."

Barnhart's Dry Bar Comedy Special "The Spinal Disintegration of Man" is blowing up the internet going viral and he is the director/producer/star of Jokesters TV - The Late Night Comedy Show available on Amazon Prime and YouTube and is currently working on a one man show based on his standup.

For years, Barnhart has split his time touring the country headlining at the top comedy clubs, overseas entertaining the troops, performing for colleges and cruise ships. "Having a residency in Las Vegas has allowed me the freedom to really let loose and not hold back", added Barnhart who predominantly works clean, but isn't afraid to push the boundaries. "The main thing is that it's got to be funny!"

Barnhart is the author of the Amazon Best Seller, Finding Your Funny exploring the art, science and business of standup comedy. With a humorous and heartfelt forward by Comedy Legend George Wallace, Finding Your Funnygoes 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.

Don's newest book, Rock Bottom is the story of Returning Veteran Guy Derek who comes home from the war only to find out his wife has left him, his house is foreclosed and ends up homeless. Using his wit and humor Guy finds his way back becoming the Robin Hood of the disenfranchised. The book is getting great reviews and is being turned into a feature film.

Since 1992, Don has been producing and performing comedy shows for the troops and is one of the stars of Jordan Brady's documentary I Am Battle Comic exploring the importance of entertaining the troops around the world. Barnhart also stars in 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 can also be seen playing a psychotic mad man in the new web series Max Justice.

Barnhart 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. In 2015, Don was the grand prize winner in the Levity Entertainment/Improv Comedy Contest and was the Grand Prize winner in the 2008 American Idol Underground Comedy Contest. In 2018, Don's Jokesters Comedy Club won the Best of Las Vegas Silver Award for best comedy club category. Recently, Mayor Goodman of Las Vegas proclaims August 31, 2019 as Jokesters Comedy Club Day on the anniversary for its 1,000th show and congratulations him on this milestone!

In his off time Don Barnhart teaches stand up, improv and comedy writing at The Las Vegas Comedy Institute.

Keith Lyle

Keith Lyle was born and raised on the mean streets of Chicago. Well... It was the suburbs, but it was

still tough. His house was filled with the loud, loving tirades of his family. Having been immersed in a

2 parent home, the yelling never stopped. Because of this, he had a difficult time fitting in at school.

Realizing that making people laugh is truly a gift that keeps on giving, Keith began to develop his

strong sense of humor.


Keith's quick wit and topical material take you from the front page to inside his head, and the depth of

his family's dysfunctions. He has been in several commercials and TV shows, and films. His biggest role to date was having 4

lines in the blockbuster movie “The Hangover”. He may have had more screen time as a dead body on

CSI, but hey- it's 4 lines in a better movie than Tom Hanks made that year. He also has roles in the

films “Holding Lucid” directed by John Bizarre and “A Tribute to Fluffy” directed by

Micah Cyrus. Keith co wrote and stars in a new web series currently in production called “Class

Clowns”.


Keith was honored to be selected as the feature act for headliner Don Barnhart. In the summer of 2012,

Keith made his 1st trip overseas to entertain the troops in Kuwait. In 2013, he went to Afghanistan,

Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Jordan, Spain, Portugal and Greece on 2 separate trips in the "Don Barnhart All

Star Comedy Tour" for Armed Forces Entertainment. He went overseas again in October 2014 and

again in August of 2015 as part the “Battle Comics” Tour for AFE. Keith spent most of 2017 &2018 as

the House Emcee at Jokesters Comedy Club in Las Vegas. Between stand up gigs in 2019, Keith

diversified his resume by acting in plays “Driving Miss Daisy” (as “Boolie”) as well as “The House of

Tomorrow”. He is also a founding member on the Pro Team roster for improv juggernaut

Comedysportz Las Vegas franchise.


He has also hosted a week each for the popular websites Tweet the Joke and Dear Comic and had the

most online votes in the Improv's "Up Yours Contest in 2012. Keith is active on social media with over

89,000 Twitter followers, and countless friends on Facebook and Instagram.


Guy Fessenden

“Clever, sarcastic and enlightening” are what audiences are saying about Las Vegas based comedian Guy Fessenden. His comedy deals with the everyday challenges that we experience in our lives with a humorous and positive outlook.

Following a very difficult period of helping some of his children deal with a significant mental health disability, Guy felt overwhelmed by the sadness of seeing his children and family in pain, as well as the challenges that one sees in psychiatric hospitals. In a recent interview, Guy said, “After 20 years of watching and experiencing some of the most painful parts of life, I would like to put a little humor back into the world”.

Fessenden is a regular performer in Las Vegas and periodically tours the country. In addition, he provides motivational speeches about overcoming obstacles and the importance of remaining positive through all of challenges that we experience in our lives. Furthermore, Guy and his wife, Stephanie, run a not-for-profit agency based in New York that help thousands of people with mental and physical disabilities to connect to housing, benefits, legal and medical services.

Guy Fessenden has spent most of his life as a father and entrepreneur. It wasn’t till a later stage in life, once the things that one “has” to do were taking less time, he pursued the things that he “wanted” to do, specifically comedy and motivational speaking. When he’s not on tour, you can catch him perform regularly as the house emcee at Delirious Comedy Club in Las Vegas.