This week we welcome award-winning comedian Don Barnhart Jr. to the show! Don was nominated for the 2010 “Best Comedian” in Las Vegas as well as “Best Comedy Hypnosis Show”. Barnhart also… received the “Bob Hope Humanitarian Award” for his continued service performing and producing comedy shows for the troops around the world. He is the creator and host of the syndicated TV series, “The Freedom of Speech Comedy Show” and in 2007, he won the American Idol Underground Comedy Grand Prize being called “the artist to watch”. Don was recently voted “One of the top 100 comedians to see” 3 years in a row by Entertainment Business Journal. Barnhart was hand-picked for The Ice House’s 50th Anniversary All Star TV Special, been on MTV, Star Search, Evening At The Improv, and has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Don can also be heard regularly on The Bob and Tom Show and XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.Don combines his hypnosis, improv, and comedy skills to create Don Bernhart’s Comedy Hypnosis Show in Las Vegas, which is one of the most unique and funniest comedy hypnosis shows around the world. The show has been featured on CBS, Good Day Sacramento, ABC, NBC, FOX, Good Morning Northwest, The Perry & Price Show and more. Barnhart also recently wrote, directed and starred in the indie thriller, “China Dolls” and recently completed his first novel, “Freeloader” which is being developed into a feature film which Don will direct and star in. He is also a contributing author on, “I Killed: True Stories of the Road by America’s Top Comics” which the N.Y. Times called, “Hilarious” and he’s had numerous articles published in newspapers and magazines around the world including iReport.

Next up on the JMP, we welcome back one of our favorite wacky, wild gals…Coree Spencer! Coree Spencer has been doing comedy for 10 years in the form of filmed sketch comedy winning numerous awards for writing and filmmaking. Her sketch “Top Friend” is the 13th most watched video on Myspace of all time. Her sketches have also been featured on the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Comedy website and Funny Or Die MySpace and YouTube. Coree also started and produced one of Portland’s longest running sketch comedy groups, Homeless Corner from 2003-2009 and from there, formed other award winning groups such as Awful Waffle, Ladies Night, and Kobra Kommander, which won Best Film, Best Editor, Best Musical Score and Audience Favorite for the Portland 48 Hour Film Project in 2009.

Coree is a writer, producer, video editor, director, actress, makeup artist and anything else that comes her way. Coree has performed at the John Lovitz Comedy Club at their Up and Comers show in Hollywood, The Las Vegas Comedy Show with Joe Lowers, the Purple Onion in San Francisco, and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. Coree is a radio personality and contributing interviewer for’s “Comedian on Comedian,” which is a series of nonsensical video interviews with Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Hard n’ Phirm, Todd Barry and more. Coree also enjoys Velcro.

And finally, the wacky and wonderful Barry Piotrkowski is joining us! Barry considers himself a drug that you wanna try, can’t get, and ‘aint never gonna find…and if you need to know anything else, just know he RUNS SHIT! And he has a BONER!! Barry produces and hosts the famous Bacon Room at the Lariat in Belmont, California. Every Wednesday, his rambunctious Hump Day Comedy Showcase is a wild place to go party, eat bacon, and enjoy mystery shots. I am proud to call this my “home room” to go hang out and work out my new jokes. Barry also produces and hosts a new comedy showcase at St. James Gate in Belmont. By the way, when Barry arrives on our radio show, there is no way I will correctly pronounce his last name. Know that in advance.

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