Award Winning Comedian Don Barnhart causes pregnant audience member to laugh so hard that her water breaks and she delivers a baby girl.
Las Vegas, NV September 11, 2008 - While performing at The Big Kahuna Comedy Club in Grants Pass Oregon on Friday August 29, 2008 award winning comedian Don Barnhart made Jacquee Arzadon laugh so hard that her water broke and she delivered a baby girl later that evening.
The new mother said, “It was probably the best comedy night we ever had and when I got up I realized my water broke.” Barnhart had just returned with his company Chucklehut Entertainment from being selected for the Comedy Festival in Montreal and was the Featured Comedian on MySpace, when he stopped into headline at The Big Kahuna Comedy Club in Grants Pass, OR.
Owner and Comedian Juan Kanopiii said to Jacquee, “We’re gonna make you have that baby” then Barnhart took the stage and knocked it out of the park for an hour and a half show and when all was said and done, Jacquee got up and realized that she had to go to the hospital to deliver her baby.
Barnhart added, “The extra press is a solid career booster and the power and exposure of the Internet is absolutely insane. It's amazing how many people are clicking into my website donbarnhart.com and now want to come see me live”.
With all of this recent exposure, it looks like Don is next in line to make the Vegas Strip home for his stand up comedy show alongside comedy legends; George Wallace, Louie Anderson, Roseanne Barr and Carrot Top. Barnhart added, "The road has been great and I love to perform but doing it every night here in Las Vegas is the dream come true”.
Barnhart combines physical characterizations with well written clever material that makes audiences of all ages howl with laughter and then keep coming back for more. You have to watch and listen at the same time or you'll miss half the show. Don literally has to stop and give the audience a break several times during his show to let the audience catch their breath. The show at the Big Kahuna is proof. Barnhart joked, “I’ve always tried to kill onstage but this is the first time I delivered”. Barnhart will be performing at The Improv at Harrah's Hotel in Las Vegas September 10-145th, 2008.
Barnhart was recently named, “One of the Top Comedians to See” three years in a row by Entertainment Business Weekly. In addition to stand-up, Barnhart recently completed production on his independent drama, “China Dolls;” a film he wrote, directed and starred in. He is also a contributing author on the book, “I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics” which The New York Times called "hilarious."
Don and his producing wife Linda Vu are currently in pre-production on the feature film, "Freeloader"
Barnhart Jr, who recently won the American Idol Underground's Comedy Contest, came up with The Freedom of Speech Comedy Show while entertaining U.S. troops overseas. Barnhart explains, "We were censored by the government while entertaining the men and women putting their lives on the line to make the world a safer place." The concept of the Freedom of Speech Comedy Show is no gimmicks or censorship; just top touring comedians performing in front of real comedy club audiences.
Don Barnhart can also be heard as a regular guest on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius Satellite. In addition to headlining at the top comedy clubs in the country including The Improv and Punchlines, Barnhart tours regularly for The USO and Comics On Duty with frequent stops in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Don Barnhart Jr. is also an alumni of the prestigious Second City Conservatory Program in Los Angeles.
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