The Comedy of Jim Barber in Branson, MO

The Playhouse Theatre at the Shepherd of the Hills 5586 W. Hwy 76Branson, MO 65616
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For knee-slapping comedy and jaw-dropping ventriloquism, get your tickets to the Jim Barber Show. Joined by his trusty team of characters, Jim Barber puts on a show unlike any other in Branson. You’ll find yourself crying from laughing so hard at Jim’s witty comedy and original characters. Presented at Shepherd of the Hills, the Jim Barber Show is one not to miss!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Performed at Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, MO.
  • Seats offer a panoramic view of the show.
  • Face masks are recommended in all indoor facilities for ages 14 and older.
  • Concessions available for purchase.


from Jim Barber and Friends
Jim Barber's refreshingly unique approach to the art of ventriloquism and his incredible vocal skills have earned him the reputation as one of the most original talents performing today. He presents a show unlike any your group has witnessed before with ingenious comical characters, toe-tapping music, and hilarious audience participation.

Before graduating from college at the University of Minnesota, Jim combined his theatrical, comedic, musical and productions skills to create a unique Minneapolis-based daily television show which he produced and co-hosted for nearly two years. This led to the development of this one-man comedy which he performed at approximately 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

After a smashing three-year run at The Glen Campbell Goodtime Show in Branson, MO. Jim went on to be the featured comedian for the Osmond Family Theatre and eventually his very own venue, the Hamner Barber Theatre, with illusionists The Hamners. In 2013, the artists celebrated their 10th and final season of their popular magical variety show. Gratuity is not included.

Among Jim's numerous tours, he has had the pleasure of performing on stage with such well-known entertainers as Glen Campbell, Yakov Smirnoff, Tony Orlando, Roy Clark, Reba McEntire, and many others.

Tripster Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Joyce Cox
Wellington, KS
3 Reviews
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"Laughter is the best entertainment"
July 2021
Jim is a multitalented performer I could watch over and over. He engaged the audience and I had the honor of being selected as the baby's "Grandma." Our two grandchildren laughed so hard throughout the show that I thought they might slip off their seat. They continued laughing all the way back to the campground and the next day. Unfortunately, the audience only numbered about 30 so Jim had to work a bit harder for interaction. Best time we had in Branson this trip!
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David White
2 Reviews
"Laugh a minute show"
October 2018
He is a very multi-talented entertainer. Jokes, impressionist, ventriloquist, story teller and more. Food was very good also. Surprised he is not in Las Vegas, glad he is in Branson.
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Tip: Great entertainer, you will laugh.

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David White
2 Reviews
"Must see Show"
October 2018
Jim Barber is fantastic! He is a multi-talented entertainer. All ages will be greatly entertained. You will get your money's worth. Food was good to. Go hungery.
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Tip: Be ready to be entertained!

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Dawn Y.
12 Reviews
"He's got talent"
September 2018
We had a great lunch and a great time today at Shepherd of the Hills! The Pavilion is very welcoming, lunch was just right and the show was full of fun and lots of laughter. Mr. Barber is quite the skilled ventriloquist, with an entertaining crew of characters that sang, danced and preformed with him! The show is very entertaining and funny as well. And, it is one of the few lunch shows in Branson!
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Tip: Go hungry and ready to be amazed by an amazing ventriloquist. Ventriloquism is quite fascinating!

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Where is the show performed?
The show is performed at Shepherd of the Hills located at 5586 W. Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616.

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Non-flash pictures may be taken but flash photography and videography are strictly prohibited during the show.

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