Comedian and producer Don Barnhart lead off Armed Forces Entertainment’s new celebrity comedy series starring comedy legend George Wallace as they head out for a world tour with a first stop in Japan.
Don Barnhart Entertainment is producing a series of celebrity comedy shows for Armed Forces Entertainment to entertain and boost the moral of the troops stationed around the world. The first tour will star comedy legend George Wallace along with Barnhart himself.
George Wallace was named recently named comedian of the year, Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comedians of All Time and is known as the Godfather of Comedy. Besides his numerous TV and film appearances, George has starred in his own Las Vegas show for the last ten years at the Flamingo Hotel. He will be taking time off from his show to head overseas for the troops.
Don Barnhart’s Celebrity Comedy Series’ first stop will be in Japan where he will serve as both the opening act and tour manager. Barnhart himself is a national headliner and favorite at the top comedy clubs across the country and the two comedians are already scheduled for Europe, Korea and Southwest Asia early next year.
The shows are always free for the men and women serving in the Armed Forces and are underwritten by Armed Forces Entertainment. “Barnhart has always produced high quality shows”, said an Armed Forces Entertainment spokesperson.
It was because of track record of producing clean, wholesome and funny shows that AFE reached out to him about bringing in an even higher caliber of talent and in doing so, the initial response has been overwhelming. Don Barnhart’s Comedy Celebrity Series starring George Wallace have been sold out months in advanced with venues of 500 having to turn people and already requesting a return booking to accommodate those that couldn’t get in.
“The feedback has been so great that we’re calling George the new Bob Hope”, said Barnhart in a recent phone interview where he was performing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. “When I first approached Wallace, his immediate response was when do we leave? Not how much or where are we going but when and for how long. George is one of those rare and great entertainers that truly support the troops and actually take time out of their hectic schedules to go overseas to serve those that are serving.”
Barnhart has been producing and performing for the troops since 1992 and Don Barnhart Entertainment is responsible for sending out numerous comedy tours each year but this is the first major celebrity tour.
Not only does the entrepreneur specialize in comedy, Don is also a certified hypnotist and performs a separate comedy hypnosis show that he’s also taken overseas for the troops. Barnhart even posted a free version of his Personal Power Hypnosis CD on his YouTube account to help the soldiers with PTSD and the stresses often associated with combat.
Don Barnhart Entertainment also produces a series of self-improvement seminars and he and his wife, Asian fitness sensation Linda Vu will be taking a Women’s Self Defense Seminar overseas for the troops later this year. http://www.LindaVu.net
The seminar will feature Vu and The Veritas Combat Arts & Fitness Academy of Las Vegas. It is already scheduled for Europe, Afghanistan and Japan with inquiries as to its availability coming in daily. “We hope to take it to the bases domestically as well as to high schools and colleges to empower women all over the country!” added Barnhart.
Don Barnhart currently stars in the documentary on comedy called Finding The Funny with Brad Garrett and Louie Anderson who both hope to go overseas with Barnhart in the near future. http://www.FindingTheFunnyMovie.com
For more information on any of Don Barnhart’s projects or to set up interviews, please visit his website at: http://www.DonBarnhart.com