Don Barnhart, Felicia Michaels & Guy Fessenden

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Don Barnhart, Felicia Michaels & Guy Fessenden

with Felicia Michaels 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.

Felicia Michaels

Michaels was nominated twice for Funniest Female Comic by the American Comedy Awards; in 1999 she won the award. She has released one album, Lewd Awakenings, on the What Are Records label. She has appeared on such networks as Showtime, MTV, VH1, NBC, as well as appearing twice on ABC's Full House. She was also a Grand Champion on Star Search, where she made her national debut. She has also broadcast on XM Satellite Radio.

She began working as a comedian aged 18. During the 1990s, she shifted her stand-up persona from a dumb-blonde stereotype to a soft-spoken provocateur with an unrepentantly blue sense of humor.[1] She explores such topics as the dynamics of the male/female relationship, "dirty thoughts," and the proliferation of the sensual feminist.

She has appeared in three movies: Smart Alex, directed by Steve Oedekerk; Los Enchiladas, directed by Mitch Hedberg; and, most recently, I Am Comic, directed by Jordan Brady. She was a regular on the TV show Parental Discretion.

She posed nude for Playboy and was featured in the October 1992 issue.

She is also a photographer, and her 2008 photography project, titled "Stand Up / Stripped Down", documents comedians and the mystery of what happens backstage in the shadows that lead from the green room to the power of the stage. "Stand Up / Stripped Down" received first place for the people's choice at the 2008 edition of The Prix de la Photographie, Paris, for photojournalism.

She is also a recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award for In The Weeds, a short film she wrote and directed.

Michaels was the co-host of a popular weekly podcast with Joey Diaz named Beauty and Da Beast. It was nominated for Funniest Podcast by the Podcast awards in 2012.

In 2011, she released her second CD, entitled Chew On This, which continues where Lewd Awakenings left off.

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.