SZELES is celebrating his 30th anniversary as a comedy hypnotist, entertaining both American and European audiences alike! Whether yours is a corporate function, a college show, a fair, cruise ship or private party, SZELES brings his fast-paced comedic and hypnotic talents to every performance.
SZELES has a show to fit any budget and market. Most schools book him year after year because they know he delivers fun, excitement, and unforgettable memories that the grads will carry with them for the rest of their lives! His show is age appropriate, clean, and packed with fast-paced comedy routines—the only show where the grads are the stars! SZELES has a real talent for interacting with the kids and it shows in his performances.
With many years of experience in the fair market, SZELES has worked large and small fairs alike. In fact, he was the most requested act at the 2000 West Virginia State Fair. They brought him back the next year and put him in the main tent, where it was standing room to overflowing for every one of his 3 shows, every day for the entire 9-day run of the fair! His act is family friendly, politically correct, and too darn hilarious for words!
For over 30 years now, SZELES has had the pleasure to perform for many corporations, including Genentech, Apple, Intel, Google, NexTel, HBO, and many, many others. He creates hilarious hypnosis events that corporate audiences never forget! SZELES understands the importance of politically correct corporate entertainment and works hand-in-hand with you to create a hypnotic performance that is both memorable and fun-filled for audience members and volunteers alike. He creates a unique experience for each audience that is interactive and unforgettable—no two shows are ever the same!
College event planners know that when they book SZELES, their event is guaranteed to be a huge success. SZELES’ interactive comedy hypnosis show has been performed all over the United States and Europe. His show is the perfect blend of wacky, off-the-wall antics, fun and unique experience that will have your students laughing hysterically and talking about the show all semester long! You will be amazed at how well-received this show is; comedy hypnosis continues to be the biggest single attraction at all colleges and universities!
SZELES has a reputation for being extremely easy to work with, an experienced professional who knows how to entertain and keep the pace hopping! From the moment you call to book, you will experience the difference of working with a professional, from outstanding customer care and marketing support, to intense attention to detail and eagerness to help you promote your event with marketing promo, radio and newspaper interviews, and the two FREE DVD’s of every performance.
For more than 30 years now, SZELES has performed at many varied venues, from casinos, cruise ships, road houses, corporate meetings, clubs and high schools, to fairs, private homes, the USO, and he has even performed on aircraft carriers! An entertainer with this much experience guarantees that YOUR event will be the grand success it should be! His professional work ethic and consistent attention to the details of the performance make SZELES the perfect choice for your event.
Commonly Asked Questions
As with any other profession, you have your ‘pros.’ You know the ones, who really know their stuff and have been doing ‘it’ for year. And then there are the novices, those who may have had some training, but lack the experience needed to overcome the unexpected. There are many hypnotists out there who’ve had maybe 3 days of training at most. Would you place your trust in a 3-day wonder, or would you feel more comfortable with a seasoned veteran with over 30 years actual experience? Many people today shop for ‘price’ and not experience. One thing that is universal, be it furniture or entertainment, you certainly get what you pay for! A tastefully executed show — performed by an experienced pro — is unforgettable, and will live on the minds of your guests for months after.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring altered state of consciousness, in which people accept suggestions without making critical judgments. Being ‘lost in thought,’ ‘day dreaming’ or ‘highway hypnosis’ are all euphemisms for being in a light hypnotic state of consciousness.
Is hypnosis real?
Yes it is. Hypnosis is a feeling of complete mental and physical relaxation. You are awake and aware of what is going on around you, and your mind is still active. If you were 'asleep' you would not be able to interact with SZELES. Your sub conscious mind protects you at all times, so you will never do anything which would violate your moral or ethical reasoning.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Certainly anyone with an open mind, reasonable intelligence and who is able to concentrate can be hypnotized. Some people are more difficult to induce hypnosis in than others, but this does not mean that they are less capable of being hypnotized. It merely indicates their resistance for one of many possible reasons (fear of losing control, etc.) Sometimes it may take you two or more tries to go 'under', so don't give up!
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is safe when induced by an experienced, qualified professional such as SZELES. In Fact, during his thirty years of performing comedy hypnosis, SZELES has never had any kind of accident or law suit filed against him as a result of negligence. So relax, you are in competent hands!
Are there any limitations for the volunteers?
While anyone can be hypnotized, SZELES will not hypnotize anyone under the age of 16, or anyone who is handicapped or pregnant. Volunteers for Grad Night must have a signed parental permission slip, unless they are 18 years of age or older.
The fee we quote is all inclusive. There are no hidden fees or charges. What you are quoted is what you will pay for your performance. Fees vary based upon distance and time of year, so it is always advisable to book SZELES as early as possible.
Do you have an assistant?
Yes, my wife Pauline assists me with all of my shows. She often jokes that she can do my show backwards, as she has been to pretty near all of them!