Don Barnhart's Tiger King Impression Goes Viral Giving Personal Shoutouts And Greetings

Laughter is the best medicine and Las Vegas comedian Don Barnhart takes that to heart by releasing new character Joe Zotic - The Tiger King to keep people laughing during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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LAS VEGAS - April 21, 2020 - PRLog -- Comedians need to perform and since the stay at home order and shutdown of comedy shows across the country, Don Barnhart's nightly residency at Jokesters Comedy Club inside the OYO Hotel & Casino is on hiatus so he like so many others have turned to the internet to find new ways to make people laugh.

Fellow comedian Wendy Liebman suggested Don should do a Tiger King parody, so Barnhart took her advice creating Joe Zotic – The Tiger King and it's been blowing up all over the internet.  Barnhart started playing around with the voice, borrowing his wife's jewelry and just happened to have a drawer full of wigs from his days doing characters at the Second City Conservatory.

"I've always loved playing characters and try to incorporate those into my standup," Barnhart explained.  Don has a new standup comedy special, The Spinal Disintegration of Man on the Dry Bar Comedy Application.

Both Don Barnhart and comedian Keith Lyle from the movie The Hangover are known for doing silly characters.  The two star in the web series Class Clowns and did a staged reading of The Interview with Barnhart playing and exaggerated version of Kim Jong Un.

Don credits his Second City instructors Mike Ross and Mark Beltzman for keeping him honest in his approach to comedy.  Barnhart added, "Both Mike and Mark emphasized the importance of keep the moments and surroundings real even if you're doing an over the top character. It has to have underlying truth to hold the audience."

It was Lyle who first told Don about the website Cameo where celebrities are hired to do shout outs and greetings promting Barnhart to create the website and give life to the Tiger King character doing personal shout outs, greetings and endorsements.

Don added, "Everyone had already seen Tiger King, so we thought we better do something while the iron is hot."  Hot it is and Barnhart is already taking bookings for personal appearances as Joe Zotic as soon as the stay at home bans are lifted.

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Barnhart appears nightly at 9:00pm at Jokesters Comedy Club
OYO Hotel & Casino
115 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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