I saw Barney Kessel a few times. The first time I saw him he has a local pickup band and so it really just him. Other times I saw him with “Great Guitars.” That included Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd (and sometimes Bucky Pizzarelli). When he was by himself he told jokes throughout. He said that if he just played with no break between the songs they become a blur to the audience so he would do three songs and then some jokes. He was extremely funny and could have been a stand-up comic if he wanted.