Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor, Best Comedy Tickets
Charlie Barnett’s impact on the world of comedy may be one of the most tragically underreported stories in the comedy industry. He was a selfless comic who gave everything he could to his audiences. He developed a following of struggling performers and artists who tapped into his energy, creativity and natural delivery. Although Charlie tragically passed away on March 16, 1996, his impact on some of comedy’s greats are still the subject of great discussions.