Comedian Vince Barnett is just flat out Funny!
His quick wit and uncanny ability to win crowds over has put him in very high demand. His critiques on race, marriage, dating, what women want, family, sex, and relationships resonates with audiences of all types. Audiences love his improvisational style as well as his ability to seamlessly integrate them into his performances. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in comedy today.
Vince began his comedy career not far from the bright lights and boardwalk of Atlantic City, NJ but not in one of the illustrious casino showrooms but rather a run down comedy club on a dark side street named Sweet Cheeks. “I didn’t know if they wanted me to give lap dances for tips or tell jokes with a name like Sweet Cheeks”!
It was at the urging of comedian Kevin Hart. One of the comedians that was supposed to perform that evening bailed on the show so Kevin asked Vince to perform in his place and against his better judgement Vince decided to perform. “I should have followed my initial gut response which was not to perform”. Vince was promptly booed off the stage in under two minutes and realized at that moment that stand-up comedy was not his calling or so he thought. “I still don’t know which was worse getting booed off stage or hearing Kevin laughing at me about getting booed off stage all the way back to Philly”.
Luckily for us Vince is not a quitter and he continued performing comedy and as a result has gone on to work with and open for some of the biggest names in comedy including his all time favorite comedian Bill Cosby. “Performing with Bill Cosby would have to be the highlight of my comedy career but performing in front of a sold out theater in my hometown Philadelphia runs a close second”.
Vince made his acting debut in the indie romantic comedy ‘The Laundromat’ and has appeared on BET’s Bring That Week Back as an entertainment news commentator.
He works selflessly with various non-profit organizations, community based groups and can often be found feeding and clothing the homeless as well as raising awareness and donations for individuals like Shakiyl Smith and the Shakiyl Smith Foundation.