Ty Barnett

Ty Barnett

 Buffalo, New York, USA
BandComedy

Since he was named runner up on the 2006 season of "Last Comic Standing," Ty Barnett is one of the most requested comedians at colleges across the country. You've seen him on Comedy Central Presents, Premium Blend, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Late Late Show.

Biography

Ty was always told he was funny, but was too worried about failure or being embarrassed to do any type of performing in public. He did not start performing until after the passing of his best friend, which made him realize he had not done anything with his life he wanted to do. After playing a number of open mics, he started to get more comfortable with performing. But it wasnt until one performance where he was BOO-ED off stage that he knew he wanted to be a professional comedian. After driving all over the Northwest to find any stage to showcase, he quickly became a favorite of the up-and-coming comics; going from open-mic to paid performer within 1 year.

Known for his slyness, he has gained a reputation for putting a humorous spin on taboo topics (racism, politics, addiction, state of the country). Ty Barnett is a hilarious comedian with a lot of edge. Hes a refreshing performer that makes his audiences think. Ty not only makes people laugh but he delivers a message while doing so. When Ty started touring Californa, Oregon, and Canada, he began to build a loyal fan base. He was branded as "someone to watch" and "a tremendous performer. Ty exemplifies the true voice of the generation and the classic art of performing.

Ty Barnett made his first appearance on Star Search. In 2002 he was awarded Up and Coming Comedian of the Year, at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has been noted as an outstanding performer. In Hollywood he was first recognized for his performance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. In 2006, he appeared on the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing resulting in a second place status in the contest.

Today, Ty Barnett is one of the most requested comedians at colleges across the country. He is a rising star that is continuously being recognized for his messages and comedic nature all over the world.

Discography

'Bout Damn Time'

*Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC Guest/Comedian

*Last Comic Standing NBC Comedian
Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson

*"Stand-Up"
The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno

*Comedy Central Presents: Ty Barnett