ZOOM - Comedy Writing Workshop

2 hour class.  Work on creating material, editing    and/or punching up current  jokes. 

$20 - Limited to 5 participants.




In Person or Via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. $150 an hour by appointment.



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The new book exploring the art, science and business of stand  up comedy.  "A must read for anyone considering a career in comedy."



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Jokesters Comedy Club

at OYO Hotel & Casino

Nighlty at 10pm







The Las Vegas Comedy Institute specializes in standup, improv and comedy writing workshops along with corporate training, team  building and  workplace seminars.


Whether you're a working comedian or just hoping to use humor to punch up your presentations, build your confidence or public speaking ability, Don Barnhart is one of the most sought out comedy coaches in the industry because he actually does it for a living.


Don Barnhart is the owner and resident headliner performing nighlty at Jokesters Comedy Club.  Showtime is 9:00pm seven nights a week at the Night Owl Showroom inside OYO Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  He is one of the stars of the new documentary I Am Battle Comic and his new book Finding Your Funny is a best seller on Amazon.  In it, he explores the art, science and business of comedy with interviews and practical advice from other comedians, agents, managers and club owners.



"If you're serious about a career in comedy,

then Don Barnhart is the coach to work with!"


The Las Vegas Comedy Institute can help you on your journey and is the brainchild of Award Winning Comedian, Second City Conservatory Graduate, Author, Filmmaker, Comedy Club Booker, Consultant and Comedy Coach Don Barnhart. "Our goal is to teach, coach and encourage you to break through your comfort levels to achieve your highest potential and find your funny."


Jump start your comedy career or take it to the next level.


Barnhart's classes and workshops are interactive where each week; students are on stage working out their material in a comedy club setting.  Students recieve a digital copy of their final performance and showcase.


"Thank you for allowing me to join your class. You are doing a great job. It's great to see my friend sharing his experience, input, and know how.  I think it's a class all comics should visit and/or enroll. This class Really enforces your thoughts. And reminds you of what it takes to be in this business. Hard work. I hope to visit again."  - George Wallace


Career Consultation:  Are you getting the work you want?  If not, why???  Meet with Don and have a one on one overview of your current act and get serious about your comedy career.  Available in person, via Skype or Facetime.



Please visit the specific links above to find out more and see if our classes are right for you.


Be sure to check out Don Barnhart's new Dry Bar Comedy Special: 

"The Spinal Disintegration of Man"

Click on the pic above for more info:


We are also offer comedy themed weddings from Barnhart or one of our ordained comedians at The Church of Ha - Ministry of Laughter along with full production studio, demos, green screen, graphic/web design, headshots and much more.  


Check out  the schedule on the left to see when the next session begins...


The Las Vegas Comedy Institute is proud to offer the following:


* Stand up comedy classes, improv workshops & comedy writing workshops.

* Acting, Performance and Voice Over Classes

* Green screen studio, demos, promos, infomercials and how to videos.

* Photography studio, headshots.

* Graphic design - posters, flyers, business cards, DVD's, CD's book cover, banners, logos...

* Website design - personal and professional


Full production service available. 


Video production, editing, scriptwriting.

The Las Vegas Comedy Institute is also available to host your event:

* Performances & Showcases

* Meet-up's, Gathering's, Reading's & Lectures

* Casting's & Auditons's
* Seminar's & Workshop's



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