Ty Barnett

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Ty Barnett
Born Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation comedian
Years active 2002—

Tyrone (Ty) Barnett (born 1975) is an African-American actor and stand-up comic.


Barnett made his first television appearance in 2003 on CBS's Star Search[1] He cites Chris Rock and Richard Pryor as major influences.[2]

Ty Barnett was born, raised and attended high school on the south side of Chicago. After high school, he served in the United States Army for six years and was discharged in 1996.[3] He was voted "Up-and-coming Comedian of the Year" in 2002 at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and named "Outstanding Performer" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.[4] In 2003, he made it to the semi-finals of CBS's Star Search and by 2005 first appeared on CBS's The Late Late Show.[citation needed]

He was featured on Comedy Central Presents and was the 2006 runner-up on the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing.[citation needed] He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy, and in two episodes of 'Til Death.[citation needed] Barnett has also appeared in the feature film Stand Up, as the opening act for Donna Summer, in Premium Blend.[5]


  1. ^ "Ty Barnett". tv.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Tyrone Barnett". 2003. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  3. ^ Mark D. Fefer (2003-04-09). "Art During Wartime". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Ty Barnett". Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Last Comic Standing". NBC. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 

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