PETER Powers is the world’s funniest hypnotist and one of the most successful in the world today – and it is not too surprising.
His stage show draws crowds much larger than any other hypnotist in every one of the countries he performs, making him “the biggest box-office hypnotist”.
Now, Powers is bringing his Naughty Naughty Hypno Show to the Singleton Diggers on Friday, July 20.
He featured in his own TV series on Channel 7 titled Mesmerised during 2015 that aired in prime time.
Powers has been a regular and a favourite guest on the Channel 9 Footy Show, too.
Such appearances often coincide with his touring.
Referred to as “a comedy genius”, “a hypnotist without equal” and “the best in the business”, Powers delights in the antics of his hapless volunteers almost as much as his audiences.
His upcoming shows will have lots of new fun and outrageous routines where the audience can expect the unexpected.
In fits of hysterical laughter, he seems to lose himself in each performance, pushing the boundaries of standard hypnotic fair and raising the bar with unique and truly whacky routines.
All of this is delivered with a somewhat wayward humour in his distinctive, mischievous and impish style.
Although the observer experiences a rollercoaster ride, on the very edge of what could be considered sane and proper, Powers manages to give us an ample glimpse of potential danger and mind-manipulation- gone-wrong while impossibly striking the balance of not taking hypnosis too far.
Beneath the well-publicised image of “evil” and “wicked”, he tries hard to portray, there is a warmth, playfulness and overwhelming sense of trustworthiness that belies it.
If you’re out to have a great time, you won’t leave a Peter Powers’ show disappointed.
While his volunteers live out their wildest fantasies or experience their worst fears, the audience is thoroughly entertained as they indulge themselves in this bittersweet adventure.
“Australia is my favourite place to perform, the people here are mad, outrageous and push themselves to the edge, tus providing great entertainment like nothing else,” he said.
As well as displaying his skilful stagecraft in venues around the world, Powers has starred in and presented 60 of his own television shows in five different countries.
He writes and creates unique formats for broadcast and devotes much time to his pursuit of knowledge and practice in the field of hypnosis for self-improvement, behavioural modification, extraordinary perception, altered states of consciousness and the control of chronic pain.
For just a short while, Powers invites the participants to escape the drudgery and woes of the world to be treated to a wonderful state of bliss, fantasy and ultimate relaxation of both the body and mind while the audience enjoys a night of hilarious entertainment with jaw-aching laughter.