Hamner Barber Theater


Thursday, April 23, 2009

World War II Iwo Jima heroes honored in magical tribute

By Kathryn Buckstaff: Three American heroes of World War II will be honored for their courage on Friday at the 8 p.m. show at the Hamner Barber Theater. Hosts Dave Hamner and Jim Barber also invite the public to attend Hand-In-Hand, Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients. Sponsored by Branson.com and Branson Tourism Center.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

What's NEWS at Hamner Barber Theater?

Read about some of the exciting things going on at the Hamner Barber Theater in Branson...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It Takes One To Know One

Chip Martin is a dummy.. no seriously! In fact, he's one of the wittiest dummies in the world, with his very own popular blogsite full of fun and interesting stories. I was particularly honored that Chip (and his co-hort Dale Brown) included a blurb about another dummy... ME! Check out his article about a recent award I received (I'm between Coraline and Danny Devito), and be sure to subscribe to his blog by email for lots of laughs every week. Thanks guys!!!!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jim Barber Yuks it up with Yakov!

Jim Barber and Diva with Yakov SmirnoffHamner Barber Variety Show co-star, Jim Barber and his wife Diane Barber, will appear as guests on the new Yakov Smirnoff TV Talk Show which was recently taped at the comedians theater in Branson.

The Barber's were invited to be part of the show to discuss their unique relationship and to provide insight into the needs of men and women in relationships.

Jim and Diane Barber with Yakov Smirnoff

Here is the official press release regarding the show...

    New Yakov Smirnoff TV Talk Show

    "Law & Order" Pre-empted for "Love & Laughter"
    Yakov Smirnoff's New TV Talk Show to Air on KY-3

    Branson, MO (Thursday, November 13, 2008)

    Yakov Smirnoff announced today that his new TV Talk Show pilot will air on KY-3 TV on Saturday, November 22 at 9:00 pm.

    Yakov's guests for this episode are ventriloquist & comedian Jim Barber and his wife Diane; author Willard Harley who wrote the book "His Needs, Her Needs;" and an amazing couple, Ray & Irma Ziff, who have been married for over 75 years.

    "My new TV talk show is a cross between Dr. Phil and Ellen, where it's a lot of entertainment and a little bit of information, so you can learn and laugh your Yak-Off," says Yakov. "My guests were great fun and an inspiration to us all. Tune in on the 22nd and you'll find out why Law & Order got pre-empted for Love & Laughter!"

    Yakov says, "I had the idea to create a television show nearly 10 years ago. Since then it has really evolved into a new type of talk show--one that's focusing on the important role that laughter plays in healthy relationships."

    Along with his own special brand of comedy, this pilot episode features Yakov discussing Jim Barber's unique relationship with his puppets as well as his wife. Yakov also delves into relationships during a segment called, "Yakking with Yakov on a Yacht." During the show audience members interact with best-selling Christian author Dr. Willard Harley. His book "His Needs, Her Needs" provided plenty of animated discussion followed by a hilarious and heart-warming interview with the Ziffs, who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary and were featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

    Yakov earned his Master's Degree in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at Missouri State and Drury
    Universities. The television show has evolved from some of the concepts introduced to his students as well as seminars he has conducted around the world for the past five years.

    Yakov asks viewers to visit LoveAndLaughter.com to provide comments on the TV show and to become a part of his Love and Laughter community.

    In addition to airing on November 22 at 9:00 pm, the pilot of The Yakov Smirnoff Show will air again on KY-3 on Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 pm.

    Yakov arrived in the United States in 1977 with less than $100. In the years that followed, he has found success as a comedian and has come to embrace his new country with contagious optimism. He moved to Branson in 1993, and along with his successful Branson show at his own theater, has continued to amass accomplishments including books, CD's, movies, TV appearances, a successful Broadway show As Long As We Both Shall Laugh, and is currently working on a humorous self-help book. Yakov is a featured writer for AARP magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine with a distribution of 39 million. Yakov gives readers advice (and a few laughs) in his column titled, "Happily Ever Laughter."

    *Law & Order fans alert…The Yakov Smirnoff Show is only running this Saturday, visit www.KY3.com to see their program schedule.

    Amy Hietter, marketing@yakov.com, 417-336-3838 ext 276
    Cindy Merry, tomerrys@interlinc.net, 417-739-4925

Cast and Crew of the Yakov Smirnoff TV Talk Show

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wings of Christmas Takes Flight November 1st.

The fifth season of the Hamner Barber holiday production, The Wings of Christmas, opens on November 1, 2008 in Branson, Missouri. This will be the biggest version of the show yet with new, original illusions, great comedy and a special tribute to our beloved American Veterans. Make plans now, to visit Ozark Mountain Christmas in Branson!

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Branson Meets Broadway in Hutchinson, Kansas ??

The Flag Theatre is proud to present Jim Barber. Live on stage for one night only January 3o, 2009 at 7:30pm. Audiences everywhere are singing the praises of Jim Barber, a versatile ventriloquist who is turning heads with his unforgettable show. Direct from the Hamner Barber Theater in Branson, Missouri don't miss this hilarious evening of fun.

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