Gerard'S blog

Gerard's blog. Mostly show related but other stuff too. I'm an entertainer so I share thoughts about the show biz life. I'm a hypnotist and involved with motivation and life in general - so some of those thoughts also show up here.
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Doing Real Hypnosis

I visited my friend Rich Guzzi recently. He is arguably the most successul comedy hypnotist in the USA (he gets nearly all the comedy club bookings) and certainly one of the busiest. We got to talking about our shows and why we choose to do things the way we do. Rich pointed out that his choices are all guided by the underlying principle that he wants to audience to know that it is real hypnosis.
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Adults Only Magic Show Adelaide Fringe 2022

I was a bit apprehensive about going to an adults only magic show at the Adelaide Fringe. Generally I avoid such things and do family friendly shows myself. The show was entirely not what I expected, funny, and not sleazy. Sam and Justin did an awesome job. I can see why it had to be billed as “adulkts only” but despite that name it wasn’t at all sleazy or even “sexy”.
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How Does Stage Hypnotism Work?

Is Stage Hypnosis Real? What is real hypnosis? Summary (TL;DR) Hypnosis is real: Wikipedia Stage hypnotists are good at selecting the most easily hypnotised subjects It is easy to get good volunteer subjects so fakes are not needed The Hypnotist will quickly dismiss unresponsive or troublesome people By carefully choosing suggestions the hypnotist can make the subjects more and more compliant Even though a few claim they weren’t “under” its obvious to the audience that they were doing things they wouldn’t normally do.
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Comedy, The Trap of Good Enough

Being ‘good enough’ is a trap if it stops you wanting to get better,
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How to Hire a Hypnotist for Your Football Club

How To Hire A Hypnotist for Your Football / Netball Club Having a comedy hypnotist at your club function or awards night is a popular choice. But if you’ve never booked an act like that before, you might be wondering how to go about it. It is not very hard to do. Make Contact Make Contact and Request a Price and Availability. The main thing is to contact the act you are interested in and check that they re available and what they would charge.
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Why Are Most Comedians So Mean?

Why are so many comedians rude, mean or offensive? I’m not talking about touching on mildly uncomfortable topics, but rather the all too common practise of being rude or demeaning to one group or another. The reason is simple and is has to do with two things, skill and fear. To write a lot of good clean material that is super funny is hard work. It takes genuine skill and considerable effort.
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Videos from Some Shows - Excerpts and Fun

Georgie Porgie Linton Screamo Apollo Bay - Doona Diamond Creek - Going Down .
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Portland Football Club Videos

Portland Excerpts Hot Cold smelly Portland Rap Air Guitar Hot Cold Smelly Part 2
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7 Reasons Your Fundraiser Tickets Aren’t Selling

You’ve got a great fundraiser. People are going to have an absolute blast. But they don’t seem to be buying your tickets. Here are some of the reasons why that could be. 1. You’re Relying On Social Media Social media is great. You can sit at home and post stuff online. Done right you can get lots of people to click on, or to like what you post online. You can really get the idea that you’re going to have a sellout night.
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2019 Some Radio Spots

Links to several radio spots from 2019. ABC Statewide Drive in Ballarat with Nicole Chvastek. GerardVInterview.mp3 Roccy FM Young NSW. GERARDROCCY_01.mp3 2LF Young NSW. GERARD2LF_01.mp3