A comedy hypnosis show is a visual act. The audience needs to hear and see the show clearly to fully enjoy it. Below is an optimum request list to make the performance experience the best it can be for all. Of course, ARTIST will always do the show to the best of his ability regardless of what the circumstances are.

An optimum performance space for a hypnosis show is 16' deep and 38' wide. This allows ARTIST to line up 20 chairs in a row on the stage and walk around the chairs safely so he can remain on the stage at all times.

There are two types of stages to consider:

Small Stages.

Small stages are only acceptable for audiences of less than 200 people. Visibility will be a problem if the stage is not raised high enough, or large enough for everyone to see clearly. Small Stages do not need stairs if they are 18 inches or less off the ground. People can safely get onto and off the platform if the stage is less than 18 inches high. If the platform is less than 12 feet deep and 24 feet wide, the stage must not be higher than 18 inches off the ground for safety and because the area around the stage will also be part of the space used to do the show.

Large Stages.

Stairs are needed for easy audience access. Center-front are optimum, side-front are acceptable. The more stair cases and the easier the access from the audience to the stage is better. A stage should also be 3 – 4 feet off the ground if the audience is over 200 people, or the audience will not be able to see clearly.The stage must be a minimum of 16 feet deep and 38 feet wide if raised over two feet off the ground.

SOUND: Cordless handheld microphone, no clip-on microphone or headset. Sound technician should be present during show and direct input box including two quarter inch inputs on the performance area available for sound plug in to the house board. Richard can provide a microphone if notified ahead of the event. Monitors must be placed at the front of the stage. Sound Check must be performed before the show by Richard Barker with facility AV crew before the doors open or at a suitable time. No in ceiling 2 inch speakers to be used.

LIGHT: As much light as possible on the entire performance area. Audience may be dimmed but performance area well lit.

PROPS: 20 chairs with hard backs and no arm rests or wheels. Sturdy chairs are important (depending on size and make-up of audience) facing audience. One small table at the rear of the stage for props and laptop. A recording of this performance may take place. If filming occurs allow the crew to set up in front of the performance area and provide power to them and a 5ft table. DVDs and other merchandise may be offered with consent after the show.

GREEN ROOM: Reserve a single non-smoking back stage room or trailer set aside to ensure a comfortable quiet location where the audience do not access Richard Barker prior to the show. Facilities should include a private toilet and sink and access to water and refreshments as well as heating or air conditioning. Transportation may be required to and from this location immediately before and after the performance.

CONTACT – Ensure Richard Barker is met on site before the first performance by appropriate organizer. Provide a name with cellphone number of this person. Parking must be made available or transportation to and from the performance location. Passes or permits must be made available prior to the first performance.

SCHEDULING – Show time (not length) is subject to final confirmation at least 30 days prior to an event in most cases. Ensure show times are advertised and displayed.

 

A comedy hypnosis show is a visual act. The audience needs to hear and see the show clearly to fully enjoy it. Below is an optimum request list to make the performance experience the best it can be for all. Of course, ARTIST will always do the show to the best of his ability regardless of what the circumstances are.

An optimum performance space for a hypnosis show is 16' deep and 38' wide. This allows ARTIST to line up 20 chairs in a row on the stage and walk around the chairs safely so he can remain on the stage at all times.

There are two types of stages to consider:

Small Stages.

Small stages are only acceptable for audiences of less than 200 people. Visibility will be a problem if the stage is not raised high enough, or large enough for everyone to see clearly. Small Stages do not need stairs if they are 18 inches or less off the ground. People can safely get onto and off the platform if the stage is less than 18 inches high. If the platform is less than 12 feet deep and 24 feet wide, the stage must not be higher than 18 inches off the ground for safety and because the area around the stage will also be part of the space used to do the show.

Large Stages.

Stairs are needed for easy audience access. Center-front are optimum, side-front are acceptable. The more stair cases and the easier the access from the audience to the stage is better. A stage should also be 3 – 4 feet off the ground if the audience is over 200 people, or the audience will not be able to see clearly.The stage must be a minimum of 16 feet deep and 38 feet wide if raised over two feet off the ground.

SOUND: Cordless handheld microphone, no clip-on microphone or headset. Sound technician should be present during show and direct input box including two quarter inch inputs on the performance area available for sound plug in to the house board. Richard can provide a microphone if notified ahead of the event. Monitors must be placed at the front of the stage. Sound Check must be performed before the show by Richard Barker with facility AV crew before the doors open or at a suitable time. No in ceiling 2 inch speakers to be used.

LIGHT: As much light as possible on the entire performance area. Audience may be dimmed but performance area well lit.

PROPS: 20 chairs with hard backs and no arm rests or wheels. Sturdy chairs are important (depending on size and make-up of audience) facing audience. One small table at the rear of the stage for props and laptop. A recording of this performance may take place. If filming occurs allow the crew to set up in front of the performance area and provide power to them and a 5ft table. DVDs and other merchandise may be offered with consent after the show.

GREEN ROOM: Reserve a single non-smoking back stage room or trailer set aside to ensure a comfortable quiet location where the audience do not access Richard Barker prior to the show. Facilities should include a private toilet and sink and access to water and refreshments as well as heating or air conditioning. Transportation may be required to and from this location immediately before and after the performance.

CONTACT – Ensure Richard Barker is met on site before the first performance by appropriate organizer. Provide a name with cellphone number of this person. Parking must be made available or transportation to and from the performance location. Passes or permits must be made available prior to the first performance.

SCHEDULING – Show time (not length) is subject to final confirmation at least 30 days prior to an event in most cases. Ensure show times are advertised and displayed.

 

Show Technical Specifications (RIDER)

Show Technical Specifications (RIDER)

SHOW DESCRIPTION

World-Renowned Celebrity Hypnotist Richard Barker presents his hilarious comedy hypnosis show. You have the opportunity to be a star of this show or watch the fun antics from the audience. Richard has been featured on The Today Show, NBC, The Late Late Show, CBS and Entertainment Tonight. This show is fun and appropriate for all ages.

SHOW DESCRIPTION

World-Renowned Celebrity Hypnotist Richard Barker presents his hilarious comedy hypnosis show. You have the opportunity to be a star of this show or watch the fun antics from the audience. Richard has been featured on The Today Show, NBC, The Late Late Show, CBS and Entertainment Tonight. This show is fun and appropriate for all ages.

BIO

World Renowned Celebrity Hypnotist Richard Barker has appeared on media channels including The Today Show on NBC, The Late Late Show on CBS, Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors, Woman's Health, Men's Fitness, Glamour Magazine and many more. He is the most requested Comedy Hypnotist in North America and also travels globally performing his highly entertaining show. Richard has produced his show in 38 countries and is currently a headline act for Norwegian Cruise Line. Richard is also the author of four self help books and is a keynote speaker for large corporations around the world.

Richard has spent the last 20 years working with thousands of clients focused on self improvement through his private practice and group seminars. 

Richard’s amazing stage show is a massive hit around the world and you will be on the edge of your seat laughing as the performance unfolds.

BIO

World Renowned Celebrity Hypnotist Richard Barker has appeared on media channels including The Today Show on NBC, The Late Late Show on CBS, Entertainment Tonight, The Doctors, Woman's Health, Men's Fitness, Glamour Magazine and many more. He is the most requested Comedy Hypnotist in North America and also travels globally performing his highly entertaining show. Richard has produced his show in 38 countries and is currently a headline act for Norwegian Cruise Line. Richard is also the author of four self help books and is a keynote speaker for large corporations around the world.

Richard has spent the last 20 years working with thousands of clients focused on self improvement through his private practice and group seminars. 

Richard’s amazing stage show is a massive hit around the world and you will be on the edge of your seat laughing as the performance unfolds.

Thank You For Choosing

Richard Barker - The Incredible Hypnotist

Thank You For Choosing

Richard Barker - The Incredible Hypnotist

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THE SOUND SYSTEM - AUDIO REQUIREMENTS

If you do not deal with sound systems, I suggest you do not read the following. It has been known to give people headaches. If this is a one-off type event, you probably do not need to learn an entirely new vocabulary. 

Hypnosis shows are verbal performances. A hypnotist talks and plays music the entire show directing the action of the volunteers on stage. A hypnosis show requires a good sound system. If (1) the audience or (2) volunteers on stage cannot hear clearly, the show can hurt.

Metaphor: If you need to move bails of straw, you would want a pick-up truck. It would not need to be a large or strong pick-up truck; a small 4-cylinder pick-up would work better than a family car. A sports car has a large engine, but would be poor at moving straw. A family van will work though it is not best.

A hypnosis show needs a simple, but a specific type of sound system to do a show properly. There are exceptions and sometimes the sound system you have is not the one I am describing here, and it will work, but in general, having the right sound system increases the shows success and the sound goes unnoticed. An unnoticed sound system is good

Vocabulary:

Amplifier = the “engine” of the sound system. An amplifier is rated in Watts like an engine is rated in Horsepower. A sound system that has speakers that face the audience should be one watt per person. If the audience is 300 people, you need 300 watts. Exceptions are if the room or space can handle 800 people, then you should have enough watts to cover the room even if there are not that many people in the room, especially if the room is carpeted.

Dynamics = having speakers that are crisp on the high end and produce a thump on the bottom end and reproduce the spoken human voice clearly while they also handle music volumes that are louder than normal listening volumes without distorting.

Monitors = speakers that face the stage and are often placed on the floor. Monitors ensure sound heard on stage by the performer and the volunteers is first generation, not bouncing off the back of the room, coming out of the back of the speakers or not reaching the stage at all.

A monitor is powered by a separate amplifier. This way the volume on stage coming from the monitor can be controlled separately from the volume going to the audience through the main speakers.

A stage monitor is very important in the majority of situations. In most situations discussed below where the sound system may not work, it can work if there is a stage monitor.

Speakers = When we discuss speakers, we are discussing the diameter of the speaker. Like tractor tires, large tires help tractors perform in all types of terrain. Larger speakers also perform in all types of situations, however, tractors do not perform well on city streets because they are too big. Likewise, speakers should not be too big for the theatrical hypnosis show. 8” woofers for the bottom end reproduce voice clearly. Larger speakers make the sound too deep (good for music, singing, and dancing, bad for speaking), smaller speakers do not have enough dynamics.

There are many types of sound systems, just like there are many types of cars and trucks. Many sound systems do not do the job except in rare exceptions.

Bad Sound Systems:

Sound systems built into the ceiling of a gymnasium are usually poor sound systems for a hypnosis show. They were designed for announcing games and are not personal. The energy of the sound coming from the speakers comes from the ceiling, not from the performance. These systems are also usually designed to cover all the bleachers in a full gymnasium. when the gymnasium bleachers are not full, the sound bounces around, creating echo and are hard to understand clearly when someone is narrating a story.

Speakers built-in to meeting rooms and banquet rooms are never sufficient. I have distorted Bose systems installed in universities that are exceptional, for what they are designed to do. They are small speakers designed for background music and calling bingo-like announcements. They work for speaking when everyone is quiet and listening but can not handle the dynamics of a hypnosis show.

DJ systems sometimes work, but it is important that speakers be placed 30 feet apart so the hypnotist is not walking in front of the speakers. He needs to stay behind the speakers or he will have feedback problems. DJs also tend to set up on the stage. If the DJ is set up on the stage, the hypnotist with 12 or more volunteers cannot also be on the same stage unless the stage is really large. DJ systems can and do often work, but the hypnotist needs to talk to the DJ before the event to be sure.

Theater sound systems are designed for plays and announcements. They have no dynamics and often do not have monitors. Sound systems in theaters have limiters and compressors and these prevent the hypnosis show from getting the dynamics needed to create excitement when the hypnotist wants a little extra energy.

THE SOUND SYSTEM - AUDIO REQUIREMENTS

If you do not deal with sound systems, I suggest you do not read the following. It has been known to give people headaches. If this is a one-off type event, you probably do not need to learn an entirely new vocabulary. 

Hypnosis shows are verbal performances. A hypnotist talks and plays music the entire show directing the action of the volunteers on stage. A hypnosis show requires a good sound system. If (1) the audience or (2) volunteers on stage cannot hear clearly, the show can hurt.

Metaphor: If you need to move bails of straw, you would want a pick-up truck. It would not need to be a large or strong pick-up truck; a small 4-cylinder pick-up would work better than a family car. A sports car has a large engine, but would be poor at moving straw. A family van will work though it is not best.

A hypnosis show needs a simple, but a specific type of sound system to do a show properly. There are exceptions and sometimes the sound system you have is not the one I am describing here, and it will work, but in general, having the right sound system increases the shows success and the sound goes unnoticed. An unnoticed sound system is good

Vocabulary:

Amplifier = the “engine” of the sound system. An amplifier is rated in Watts like an engine is rated in Horsepower. A sound system that has speakers that face the audience should be one watt per person. If the audience is 300 people, you need 300 watts. Exceptions are if the room or space can handle 800 people, then you should have enough watts to cover the room even if there are not that many people in the room, especially if the room is carpeted.

Dynamics = having speakers that are crisp on the high end and produce a thump on the bottom end and reproduce the spoken human voice clearly while they also handle music volumes that are louder than normal listening volumes without distorting.

Monitors = speakers that face the stage and are often placed on the floor. Monitors ensure sound heard on stage by the performer and the volunteers is first generation, not bouncing off the back of the room, coming out of the back of the speakers or not reaching the stage at all.

A monitor is powered by a separate amplifier. This way the volume on stage coming from the monitor can be controlled separately from the volume going to the audience through the main speakers.

A stage monitor is very important in the majority of situations. In most situations discussed below where the sound system may not work, it can work if there is a stage monitor.

Speakers = When we discuss speakers, we are discussing the diameter of the speaker. Like tractor tires, large tires help tractors perform in all types of terrain. Larger speakers also perform in all types of situations, however, tractors do not perform well on city streets because they are too big. Likewise, speakers should not be too big for the theatrical hypnosis show. 8” woofers for the bottom end reproduce voice clearly. Larger speakers make the sound too deep (good for music, singing, and dancing, bad for speaking), smaller speakers do not have enough dynamics.

There are many types of sound systems, just like there are many types of cars and trucks. Many sound systems do not do the job except in rare exceptions.

Bad Sound Systems:

Sound systems built into the ceiling of a gymnasium are usually poor sound systems for a hypnosis show. They were designed for announcing games and are not personal. The energy of the sound coming from the speakers comes from the ceiling, not from the performance. These systems are also usually designed to cover all the bleachers in a full gymnasium. when the gymnasium bleachers are not full, the sound bounces around, creating echo and are hard to understand clearly when someone is narrating a story.

Speakers built-in to meeting rooms and banquet rooms are never sufficient. I have distorted Bose systems installed in universities that are exceptional, for what they are designed to do. They are small speakers designed for background music and calling bingo-like announcements. They work for speaking when everyone is quiet and listening but can not handle the dynamics of a hypnosis show.

DJ systems sometimes work, but it is important that speakers be placed 30 feet apart so the hypnotist is not walking in front of the speakers. He needs to stay behind the speakers or he will have feedback problems. DJs also tend to set up on the stage. If the DJ is set up on the stage, the hypnotist with 12 or more volunteers cannot also be on the same stage unless the stage is really large. DJ systems can and do often work, but the hypnotist needs to talk to the DJ before the event to be sure.

Theater sound systems are designed for plays and announcements. They have no dynamics and often do not have monitors. Sound systems in theaters have limiters and compressors and these prevent the hypnosis show from getting the dynamics needed to create excitement when the hypnotist wants a little extra energy.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

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