Las Vegas Comedy Institute

Comedy Classes & Workshops

"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 The New Mr. Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Comedy Institute specializes in stand up, 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.


Barnhart 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.

Great gift idea for the comedian in your life.

$350 for 6 week Standup Workshop (new students)

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Finding Your Funny is the new book by award-winning comedian, comedy coach and filmmaker Don Barnhart that explores the Art, Science and Business of Stand Up Comedy. 

With a humorous and heartfelt forward by Comedy Legend George Wallace, Finding Your Funny goes beyond Barnhart’s own 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 really looking for as well as many of the things you need to do and avoid if you’re looking into making comedy a career. 

With over 25 yeas of road experience as a comedian, comedy coach and booker, Don Barnhart’s book offers advice great for the open mic comic, professional comedian and comedy fan. It includes personal tragedies, anecdotes and stories one can only get from living a life on the road.