Testimonials from Corporates, Schools and Clubs

South Central High School

While in the USA for a conference I did couple of after-prom high school shows. Here's the feedback from the first one:

Appearance: 5 out of 5, Quality: 5 out of 5, Response of audience: 5 out of 5, Entertaining: 5 out of 5, Overall Satisfaction: 5 out of 5

"This show was the best part of our prom!!! I’ve seen many hypnotists but none as good as Gerard V.""

South Central High School, Rockwell City, Iowa

Brazilian Butterfly Conference 2018

"Had the whole room in hysterics. Was the perfect entertainment for our work conference event. Was a hilarious way to wrap up our day and get everyone in a good mood. Nothing confronting or rude, just a lot of light-hearted fun, we couldn't believe what we were seeing!"

Maya Mathews - Brazilian Butterfly

"I actually thought I was going to die from laughing!"

Waranga Boat Club - A Great Night

"Thank you for a great night very funny everyone had a amazing time still talking about it."

Carmel Hicks - Waranga Boat Club

Ortisi Private Birthday Party 2017 - What An Amazing Night

“What an amazing night we had with the entertainment provided by Gerard V. We started the night with sceptics, but ended with believers and sore cheeks from laughing so much. Gerard was professional in his delivery of the show and ensured that our guests were safe and entertained. Our sincere thanks for making the night one to remember – our guests are still talking about it today.” (2 months later)

Diana Ortisi - Melbourne

Clevertronics 2018 Australasia Conference - Many Funny Stories

“We had an amazing night at our company’s National Sales Conference with Gerard V’s comedy hypnosis performance. It was hilarious to watch so many people get involved that wouldn’t normally put their hands up and volunteer. It surprised us all!

It was a fabulous night and left us with many funny stories to discuss for the remainder of our conference. We would definitely recommend Gerard V to anyone looking to provide corporate appropriate and hilarious entertainment."

Cassie Grmusa - Clevertronics

It was a fabulous night: hypnotised people doing air guitar.

Harley Owners Group Annual Conference entertainment

“A great night Gerard V. Thank you do much for your support and flexibility!"

Paul Kilby - Harley Owners Group - Tasmania

A great night Gerard V. Thank you do much for your support and flexibility!

Tasmania Chapter of Harley Owners Group (HOG)

"The Tasmania Chapter of Harley Owners Group (HOG) had Gerard V entertain us at our 2017 State Rally in front of 230 guests. Gerard was awesome keeping all involved those on stage and off. The show flowed beautifully and was good clean family orientated comedy. Gerard V was professional and very easy to work with touching base a couple of times leading up to the event giving me confidence that all was going to go well. Gerard V also worked in with other entertainment In a very professional manner and gave us the flexibility to do what we needed to also as we were running late with our programme of events. Thank you Gerard V we appreciate your professionalism and your show was awesome also, we had a lot of very positive feed back from the guests again thank you."

Paul Kilby - Tasmania HOG Rally Treasurer

Gerard V was professional and very easy to work with touching base a couple of times leading up to the event

Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino, West Virginia, USA

"We had a great time last night and would definitely go to another show!"

Whitney Stemkowski - Bridgeport, Ohio

We had a great time last night and would definitely go to another show!

Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino, West Virginia, USA II

"I loved what I saw, wish I could have been in there for the entire show. I will definitely pass the information on to all and hopefully we can have you back sometime in the future."

Melissa Druschel - Wheeling Island, WV

I loved what I saw, wish I could have been in there for the entire show. I will definitely pass the information on to all and hopefully we can have you back sometime in the future

Facebook Ratings

Club Merrylands Sydney

"Thank you Gerard V for an amazing & entertaining show for our staff Xmas party in December. We had an absolute blast & we still have laughs about it. We recommend your services to anyone looking for a good laugh & something a little different!"

Natalie Donders - Club Merrylands

This show was a staff function arranged by the social club and management of Club Merrylands, a bowling club in Merrylands New South Wales. It was a Christmas Party event with staff and some children that took place early afternoon. Thaty way it was easy for people to attend (and afternoon shows are often a bit cheaper too).

Ordyss Aspire Sydney

"We booked GerardV for our work Christmas party. Gerard was the consummate professional and took confident ownership of the group, thoroughly entertaining us all. We haven’t laughed that hard in ages and the team haven’t stopped talking about it since. The night was a huge success and our sincere thanks to GerardV and his team for giving us all a very unique and memorable experience."

Roslyn Hunter - Ordyss Aspire

PJL Group, Orange NSW

(This was my first time to visit Orange NSW, and neighbouring towns. It was a fun road trip.)

What a fun night! So many laughs had by all. PJL Group, Orange NSW

PJL booked this as a Corporate Christmas Party Show for their staff from around the country. It was a great night and I enjoyed myself as did everyone else.

St Mary's Catholic School

"Thanks for an awesome performance on Saturday Night. Everyone had a fantastic night and we are all extremely happy that we witnessed your fabulous work. There has been some outstanding feedback about your show so you should be very proud."

Manika Clayton - St Mary's School, Melbourne

Our preschool fundraiser evening. It was a brilliant night that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
A really top nights entertainment!!!

Lifestyle Warragul Community

"Lifestyle Warragul had the pleasure of the Gerard V Comedy Hypnotist show at our recent Seniors Week function. Our homeowners were initially sceptical but after the show we had many tell us that it is one of the best functions/show that we have had to date, and we have had many. Gerard is very professional and the show is good clean fun, full of belly laughs for all with no one being embarrassed later. We can highly recommend that you give this Comedy Hypnotist show a try."

Jenny Smith - Manager Lifestyle Village Community

Kurow Primary School

"We used Gerard V for our preschool fundraiser evening. It was a brilliant night that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Gerard was professional, engaging, funny and entertained us a lot. Audience members said they hadn't laughed so hard in a long time. We would love to see Gerard back again one day. Highly recommended - a fantastic night out and a great fundraiser idea. Thanks Gerard."

Sarah Sutherland - Kurow Primary School

Our preschool fundraiser evening. It was a brilliant night that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

A Few More Facebook Comments

Some comments that showed up recently on facebook.

Great Night, Lots of Laughs
Thank you Gerard for a Great Night at Rye Football Club
What an amazing night. Gerard is fantastic at what he does.
Awesome night, still laughing!
I cannot contain myself thinking about last night!

Lancefield Primary School Comedy Night

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Lancefield Primary School Comedy Fundraiser

"A fantastic, hilarious, crazy night. A unique and new experience for all that attended. Highly recommended."

Suzanne Brooks - Lancefield Primary School

Rye Junior Football Club

What an amazing night. Gerard is very good at what he does. Never seen so many go under.

Samantha Allen - Rye Junior Football Club

Karaka Learning Centre - Temuka

Wow, what a treat. The third show for our small rural town. Our latest show would have to be the best one. Great turn out for this event and reviews have been amazing, as follows:

  • My cheeks are so sore from laughing!
  • Gerard’s gentleness and sensitivity with a shy volunteer shows a deep respect for participants.
  • “He didn’t embarrass anyone” people were free to be themselves
  • When is the next show, I don’t want to miss it?
  • I did not expect to have such a wonderful time and to laugh so much
  • I did not realise my partner could actually sing like that! Amazing
  • You don’t have to be on the stage to get hypnotised

It is an absolute pleasure to recommend this show and we look forward to many more hilarious shows in the future.

Fiona Frew - Karaka Learning Centre

Thanks so much for a fantastic night

I was laughing too hard

Thank you so much for an amazing evening and the most laughter I have had in so long

Holy s#!t that was hilarious

Fourth show and it just keeps getting better and better!

The best night

Ray White Cheltenham and Raywhite Cranbourne Real Estate

We enjoyed the performance of Gerard V on Friday night and I wanted to express my pleasure about how the show went.

I had been recommended Gerard's performance but hadn't seen him myself before our night. It was a different type of performance for us from what we had experienced in the past and therefore a slight risk.

My trepidation was unwarranted as the show was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. Gerard was able to engage and hold our team for the entirety of the show.

The feedback afterwards was all so positive and I am still hearing positive comments now a few days after.

It can sometimes be a risk with something different but using Gerard was no risk at all it turns out. I highly recommend him and his show.

Mark Guthrie - CEO Ray White Cranbourne | Ray White Cheltenham

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Ray White #2

Gerard was engaged for our annual awards night. We were unsure what we would be getting for the price initially but decided to take a chance.

As it turns out I cannot recommend Gerard highly enough, not just the show itself, but his professionalism and effort throughout from the first email contact, set up on the night and the show. Gerard arrived early, was so thorough in his set up, lighting, sound, everything was covered, he was lovely to deal with, interacted beautifully with our people and was committed to ensuring our event ran well.

The actual show was another thing entirely, to see our people up there under his command was amazing. The show remained funny, entertaining and most of all engaging and non offensive to everyone in the room, whether you were on stage or in the audience you had a great time. We run and attend events many times each year and I can confidently say Gerard was stand out among all that we see!

Jodie Hanssen - Ray White Cranbourne

Cobram Football Netball Club

Gerard thanks for a great night filled with lots of laughs. Your show is highly recommended to entertain a range of age groups and as we witnessed a show for families to enjoy.

Deanne Armstrong - Cobram Football Netball Club

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Cobram Football Netball Club

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Culburra Cougars Football (Soccer)

Outstanding . . . hilariously funny!!!

On behalf of the Culburra Cougars Football Club we'd just like to say a huge thanks for coming to our fundraising event! The community have not stopped talking about how funny the night was. By far one of our most successful fundraisers in terms of attracting as many people as possible and getting everyone involved on the night. Thanks again for a great night and I'm sure we will be seeing you again! Highly recommended!!

Overall, very successful in terms of fundraising for us. It was a great night.

Amy Loveday - Culburra Cougars Soccer Club

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Porirua Sports Club

We have had so much wonderful feedback from all our guests that were at our Club fundraiser last Sunday.

We were very privileged to have you and your crew entertain us and our 200 guests. Our 20+ volunteers who went up on stage are still buzzing and they were so happy they seized the opportunity to allow them selves to be hypnotised for the 1st time. They absolutely loved it!

The show was super funny and well thought out! The lights and music tied everything all together perfectly.

You are truly amazing at what you do Gerard and we highly recommend you to all our friends & family.

Thank you for all your time & energy and your humorous personality!

Karen Kiri - Porirua Netball Club

Petone Womens Rugby

Petone Rugby Football Club had Gerard V come and perform a very entertaining show for us. This (evening) was full of laughter and very entertaining. With the amount of willing participants and Gerard V ready to roll we all had a great night and it will be one to remember. Would definitely recommend Gerard V and go to another show in the future.

Acacia Claridge - Petone Women's Rugby

Collingwood AFL Football Club

Thank-you so much for a great performance Gerard! The boys had a really good laugh. I would highly recommend your show for persons of all ages.

Brent Macaffer - Collingwood FC (AFL) Player Welfare Manager

A really top nights entertainment!!!

A Few Facebook Comments

Some comments that showed up recently on facebook.

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Orbost Snowy Rivers Football Netball Club

Gerard V's hypnotist show proved to be a huge success to a packed house at the Orbost Snowy Rivers Football Netball Club. Gerard was an amazing entertainer who had the crowd in stitches from start to end. The show entertained everyone from young children, teenagers to adults. Would highly recommend booking Gerard for a fun filled night. Gerard was easy to deal with in planning the show making it a successful easy function for our club.

Megan Humphreys - Orbost Snowy Rovers Football Netball Club

Peninsula Old Boys Football Club - Mount Eliza

I just wanted to say a big Thank you for attending the Peninsula Old Boys Football Club’s Hypnotist evening. Everyone had an awesome night. You kept us all very entertained and we will definitely be recommending you to other clubs.

The night was suitable for all ages, extremely entertaining and very much appreciated by all who attended. Many Thanks.

Natalie Pullen - Vice President - Peninsula Old Boys Football Club

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Hanmer Springs Golf Club

Just a short note of thanks for putting on a great show at the Heritage Hotel last evening. Everything was so well organised and ran so smoothly and the local crowd enjoyed a really top nights entertainment. On behalf of the Hanmer Springs Golf Club, thanks again on your performance, it was great!

Greg Samson - Hanmer Springs Golf Club

A really top nights entertainment!!!

Pakenham Football Netball Club

Gerard V was highly entertaining when he visited our Football Club in late April, 2017. He had the crowd fixated on the volunteers on stage for his hypnosis show and he certainly had the crowd in raptures. For over 2 hours, the crowd were on their feet watching intently on what the volunteers would have to do next. Gerard V performs a g rated show, that's certainly well worth the time to see.

Simon Bevan - Pakenham Football Netball Club

Highly entertaining!!!.

East Geelong Bowls Club

Thanks for for a great night, everyone was smiling and laughing all night. Some non-believers now believe. Great to see everyone out of their seats enjoying the show and not wanting to miss anything. Absolutely great entertainment and will be definitely recommending to friends.

Scott McDonald - Eastern Park Bowls Club

Swan Reach (Lakes Entrance)

Thank you for coming and doing your show at the Swanny Pub. It was a great night. Full of fun and entertainment. We are constantly getting people telling us how much fun they had and that they have never laughed so much or had such a great night out. Job well done!

Graham & Cheryl Watson - Swan Reach Hotel

Swan Reach (Lakes Entrance)

Amazing fun on the Gippsland Coast. "Thank you for a wonderful evening of laughter. It was amazing."

Thank you for a wonderful evening of laughter. It was amazing.

Had a great night; I got hypnotized!

Had a great night; I got hypnotized!

APSA (Auckland University)

"Gerard V's show is unbelievable but then you see it all unfold with your own eyes (that is if you're the unlucky ones remaining in the audience - make sure you get involved!). He is a truly talented genius of his trade and puts on an extraordinary and laugh out loud spectacle. This was his first time performing at a University in NZ, yet it might as well of been his hundredth - he works with you to make the event 10/10, ever the professional, cool under pressure and a hell of an entertainer. Finds his audience quickly and keeps them fascinated and in hysterics throughout. Those in the audience wish they had volunteered and those who participated loved every minute and boy did they sleep well that evening! Thank you Gerard, completely worth it and we hope to have you back every year!"

"Thanks mate! Hope the exec brings you back next year, had nothing but positive reviews and even a number of people disappointed they didn't attend (wishing they had)."

Miles Denton - Auckland University Pharmacy Students' Association

Avis Budget Group 2

"Thank you for putting on such a professional and funny show, we have utilised your services over a number of years now, the professionalism shown and commitment to deliver an outstanding commercial hypnotist show for our key clients is simple wonderful. The feedback we have received over the years has been extremely positive from everyone whom have attended the shows. We look forward to working with you in the future."

Ross Morley - National Sales Manager Avis Budget Group

MacArthur Ladies Night Out

I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard.

Gerard V is unreal! Amazing night!!!.

Little River Hotel

Gerard is a very funny man.

Gerard V is unreal! Amazing night!!!.

Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club

Canberra Deakin Soccer Club

Auckland University Pharmacy Students Association

Wellsford School Fundraiser

Cooma Hotel New South Wales

East Sunbury Netball Club

Bridport Hotel Launceston Tasmania

Bridport Hotel Launceston Tasmania 2

Tottenham Bowling Club NSW

South Morang Football & Netball Melbourne

Cash Converters Melbourne

CSR North Sydney

Townsville & Thuringowa Hypno Shows

Deloitte Wellington

Primmer Bucks Party

Avis Budget Group

Werdiger Hall Purim Celebration

Shellharbour Club

Koo Wee Rup


Stanthorpe 2

Belgrave South Cricket Club

Erin's Hens Party

Dave's Bucks Party

SJ Higgins Christmas at Crowne

Pulse Credit Union

Comedy For Jack (2)

Comedy For Jack (1)

NorthCo Insurance Brokers

Ernst Young Audit Team

TreNZ Homes Via Bands For Hire Agency

Someone In New South Wales (NSW)

Young Services Club (NSW)

Warragul Country Club (VIC)

Mooloolaba Bowls Blub Inc (Queensland)

Opihi High School Temuka (NZ)

Upper Hutt City Football

Sebastopol Football Netball Club (Victoria)

Learmonth Football Netball Club (Victoria)

Belgrave Footy Netball Club

Belgrave Football Netball Club

Belgrave Football Netball Club FB

Falcons 2000 Soccer

Yinnar Footy on Facebook

Yinnar Football Netball Club

Kingaroy State School Fund Raiser II

Kingaroy State School Fund Raiser (Queensland)

Kingaroy School Fund Raiser (FB)

Gold Coast Queensland

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea 2



Vodafone 2

Koo Wee Rup II

Seido Karate 2015 Club Fund Raiser 2

Britton Timbers Xmas Party

Rich River Resort Members Xmas Party

Bucks Party in Melbourne

Birthday Party Show

Rich River Resort - Moama

Community Event - Purim Jewish Celebration

Hens Party - Endeavour Hills

Fuji Xerox Australia

Family Gathering

30th Birthday Party Show

Temuka Junior All Blacks and Scouts

Student Ball - Crowne Studio

Whangamata 2013

Foodstuffs at Te Marae, Te Papa

Whangamata 1

Montmorency Football Club Melbourne

Montmorency Football Club Melbourne Again

Geraldine Preschool

Melbourne Community Event

Pye Partnership Oamaru

Karori Netball

Geraldine, South Canterbury

Geraldine, South Canterbury (2)

Gaelic Athletic Association

REINZ Property Managers’ Conference

Heretaunga College Fund Raiser


Avalon Rugby Club

Auto Super Shoppes 1

Atlantic Pacific American Express Travel 3

Avis (APX Travel Conference Sponsor)

Atlantic Pacific American Express Travel 1

Wellington Football Club

Havelock North High School

HB Hairdressing Association

Avon Kindergarten Fund Raiser

Little Theatre - Lower Hutt

Wellington Children's Hospital 3

Wellington Children's Hospital 2

Children's Hospital Fund Raiser

Taupo District Council

The Establishment Courtenay Place

The Establishment Courtenay Place, May

Cansurvive Cancer (Rongotai College)

Stokes Valley Cossie Club

AB Equipment Wellington

NZ Youth Softball

Placemakers One Base Fishing Contest

St Patrick's College Wellington

Wanstead Polo Club

New World Metro

Dulux New Zealand

Newlands College 2

Newlands College 1

Pronto Print Again

Infinity Bar

Hamilton Show 14 Dec 2007

Hudson Xmas Party 2007

Hamilton Show

Wanaka Festival 2007

TelstraClear Homeplan Team

Norwood Farm Machinery

Wainuiomata High School

Paraparaumu RSA

Avondale RSA (2)

Avondale RSA

Wanganui RSA

Pronto Print Solutions

Wellington 16 February 2007

The Johnsonville Club - Wellington

Telstra Clear Social Club- Wellington

NZHIS Club - Wellington


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