Adam's process works for anyone looking to clarify their comedic voice, from the greenest of newcomers to established working comedians.  The experience of clarifying your comic voice benefits actors, writers, directors, business people,  bored housewives, angry gays, cops, lawyers, homeless, sober folks, boozers, druggies, sheepish accountants, you name it.


You will be guided through joke writing, creating characters, improvising skills, stage persona and connecting with any audience.

What is Comedy Therapy? 


As a comedy therapist I am committed to providing a platform for people of all walks of life to normalize their traumas, tragedies and personal challenges by reframing their perspective in an effort to heal themselves through stand-up comedy.


Natasha Leggero

Actress, Comedian and former roundtable panelist on late-night talk show Chelsea Lately

“Before I ever actually got on stage I took Adam Barnhardt's class. I am still thriving in standup to this date. I had my best friend from childhood study with Adam and he was thrilled to find Adam too.”

Bill Burr

American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster

“I always considered Adam Barnhardt an amazing talent.” 

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Fortune Feimster

Comedian, actress The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately

“My very first standup class was with Adam Barnhardt and thanks to him I got the courage to get on stage. I created some of my very first material under his guidance... So if you’ve ever wanted to try standup but haven’t had the courage or if you’re a comic feeling creatively in a rut, Adam’s your guy!”

Brian Keith Etheridge

Producer and Writer, known for Mike & Molly, The Joe Schmo Show and The Best Damn Sports Show Period

“Barnhardt is doing what he is meant to do [comedy].”

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World Famous Comedy Store Alumni with a twenty year professional career spanning from Nyc, London, Texas, and Los Angeles.

Start your comedy career or rejuvinate an established personae.  Work in a group class or One on One.

Comedian, Coach, Actor

& Comedy Therapist

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