FAQ About The Show
FAQ about the show.
A bigger show 400+ people gives us a chance to really go to town with the sound and light production.
We love it when we come to a venue that either has great lighting in place that we can use, or where we can set up our own lighting theatre lighting.
Top that off with high quality audio, pumping tunes and our usual hilarious gags, and everyone has a great time. Especially me.
When we do these shows, we don't aim to do our best. We aim to be the best in the world every time.
It depends on the group. Gerard V's Comedy Hypnotist Show is usually aimed at groups of over 50 people, and the more people who volunteer to come up on stage, the better the show will be. But for smaller events Gerard also does a Small Group Show for groups of 20 - 40.
We have done functions for as few as 9 people.
The main thing for the full-on show is to get volunteers at the start of the show, so more people is always better. For a close group (people who know each other and get on well) we will do shows for a handful or two.
For a public show where people come from all over and don't know each other at all, such as with a pub gig or fund raiser, typically it is better to have over 80 people.
When there are more than about 200 people we can do some flashier gags too, as we will have many more people on stage to work with.
Many people have seen shows by touring overseas hypnotists, and might wonder how Gerard V compares.
Simply put, we are better, more original, and neither rude nor mean.
We haven't seen every other hypnotist there is. But of those we have seen, one thing that we’ve noticed is that many are just plain rude. We don't object to R18 material provided the audience knows what they have come to see, but we do object to bad manners and to meanness.
I guess some hypnotists feel that it doesn't matter that some people will wish they hadn't volunteered. But we want to be invited back over and over again (we often are) so it matters to us and we wont get our laughs at the expense of your self esteem.
Our show also uses more technology than most, and we have more new and unique gags. I have seen many shows where every single gag was copied from elsewhere. More than one hypnotist has told me that someone else had copied their entire show word for word.
We have great sound and lighting. Again, some performers it is just a guy with a mic. Not exactly flash.
You’ll find that our show has a healthy mixture of new and old material, and some plain old-fashioned good manners.
We have done outdoor shows, in daylight and evenings. We still need power and shelter so as not to ruin a bunch of expensive equipment if it rains. If the show will run past dusk then lighting is essential and it pays to take into account that outdoor sound needs more powerful equipment than indoor functions do.
No… You will be unconscious. You will also have a great deal of fun!
We carefully select our material to avoid being rude or disrespectful to the participants. Since it is the participants who actually make the show, they deserve only respect and encouragement. None of our material is demeaning, nor would we ask anyone to do anything we would not do on stage ourselves or which would be unsuitable for prime time family viewing.
You shouldn't need to ask.