Comedy Stage Hypnotist Gavin Hooper

I thought I’d better offer up an update for anyone who’s looking in. 

Working as professional comedic hypnotist isn’t all fun and games you know…well it mostly is, but of course there is a good deal of behind the scenes work too, like staying on top of marketing, contacting past and present clients, refining the show, setting up travel arrangements etc.

These past few months I’ve been fortunate enough to work aboard many cruise ships preforming for about 750 people every show; sounds good right?  It is… well for the most part. Don’t get me wrong I’m grateful for the opportunities to preform anywhere, yet like any job there are drawbacks like preforming on what’s know as Formal night aboard cruise ships, this can prove to be very challenging, not always but once in a while it sure can be.

“Formal Night” Men dawning tuxedos and the ladies wearing beautiful gowns; you know dressed to the nines, but people tend to “ACT” very differently than they would say wearing jeans and T-shirts and it can make some people not want to volunteer – and for a hypnosis show that can spell disaster.

Fear not, with a solid understanding of human behaviour (knowing people are not in their usual element on formal night) and a good deal of experience, a show will still take place, maybe not as fast paced as it could be, but a good show just the same.

Formal night I would prefer to stay tucked away in my cabin, relaxing and working on a some project I’ve put off for just such an occasion, then let me loose when everyone is back to being who they are. ha ha.

One of the perks for me working the cruise lines is the ability to travel with my wife, perform in some wonderful theatres and make people laugh with my clean, fun and fast paced show.

My thanks to the Cruise directors who have me perform on causal nights, where people are relaxed and more receptive to having some fun.

Carpe Diem

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