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Topic: Funniest suggestions
Message: Posted by: tehmagic1 (Apr 17, 2012 01:39PM)
Need some good ideas, post your funniest suggestions! Something different than the usual "hand sticking" or "not being able to move"

One time I made someone believe that themselves and everyone around were girls (we were all guys in real life) at a slumber party and they were the most talkative one there. We played truth or dare and he talked about boys and how hot they were. (some of which were in the group watching) It was hilarious! XD

Andy
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Apr 17, 2012 02:53PM)
Tell a guy he has just bought Pamela Anderson's boobs on e-bay, but when he woke up from the operation they had stitched her granny's boobs onto him by mistake. Then hand him a phone, ring a number at random, and tell him to make his complaint.

Unfortunately we miss the other side of the conversation, but it can be very funny.
Message: Posted by: hypnospook (Apr 18, 2012 10:12AM)
I once did a vampire skit with a young woman who was so much into Twilight, I told her she was a Vampire and that she was being hunted, she was in public bar and the lights were burning her skin, she needed to find a dark corner, where she was surrounded by two guys making the shape of the cross. I stressed she would not leave the building, she would not be violent etc, however it was hilarious as she was acting like a cornered cat, sptting sounds, screaches etc, and everyone was laughing then I told her on the count of 3 the person in the blue shirt at the bar was in fact R Pattison and you are madly in love and you have your own vampire love language, yehhh she was a great subject and with the popularity of the movie I thought I would give it a go.
Message: Posted by: mindpunisher (Apr 18, 2012 10:58AM)
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On 2012-04-17 15:53, TonyB2009 wrote:
Tell a guy he has just bought Pamela Anderson's boobs on e-bay, but when he woke up from the operation they had stitched her granny's boobs onto him by mistake. Then hand him a phone, ring a number at random, and tell him to make his complaint.

Unfortunately we miss the other side of the conversation, but it can be very funny.
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If there was a way and I am sure there is to play the full conversation of both sides over the speakers I think it could be really worthwhile. And also something a bit unique on hypnosis shows unless someone is already doing it.
Message: Posted by: mahucharn (Apr 18, 2012 07:59PM)
If you're using a mobile phone you could turn it on speaker phone and then hold the phone up to the microphone.
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Apr 18, 2012 08:00PM)
As far as I know I am the only one doing it. I normally have them ring someone I know - my promoter, my accountant, once my former editor, a man with a very short fuse!
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Apr 18, 2012 09:42PM)
This must be a joke, right? If not stage hypnosis is in a worst state that I'd ever imagined.
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Apr 19, 2012 04:52PM)
No joke, Mindpro. I do it in college gigs. They expect that. In public shows I would not use a routine like that.
Message: Posted by: mindpunisher (Apr 19, 2012 04:56PM)
Why do you say that Mindpro I think it sounds really funny. Are you not just a wee bit too uptight? Showsus a clip let us see who you are. Let us decide if your any good.
Message: Posted by: RSD (Apr 19, 2012 06:59PM)
I actually like the routine. Unfortunately it is not unique. Its something I do in college shows as well (different script, same phone bit). However, Puni is right about the tech set up. havent seen that yet, and may be impactful.
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Apr 19, 2012 11:16PM)
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On 2012-04-19 17:56, mindpunisher wrote:
Why do you say that Mindpro I think it sounds really funny. Are you not just a wee bit too uptight? Showsus a clip let us see who you are. Let us decide if your any good.
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I wasn't referring to Tony's post actually (although the Pamela Anderson reference is a bit dated, surely their must be a well endowed well-known personality since the 80's?, especially to be known by college students), but more to the general idea of expecting someone to post their funniest routines here just for the asking, then making reference to "other than hand sticking or not being able to move". I don't know a single performer that does or would do these routines.

Plus maybe the European humor may perceive the ides given (Twilight) as funny, but they wouldn't fly for my audiences.

No I not any good, and I do not post videos anywhere on the web, including my web sites. As a matter of fact I have a staffer that searches several times a week and if they find any video they are removed immediately, so the last thing I'd do is post them here (I couldn't if I wanted to, I'm not that tech savvy).
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Apr 20, 2012 09:17AM)
Yea I started to write that 2 times and stopped mindpro. I know exactly what you mean. Routines should be an extension of yourself. Not something you just picked up online.

I hate to say this, and wow will I get nailed but I havn't changed my show significantly for a decade. I spent a lot of time before that tweeking it but it was still the same basic framework. I change audiences, not shows.

Even the parts that are "new" they are the same routine with a different name. Certainly Pam Anderson would be long gone and about 10 different Super Models in her place.

I think the thing we should talk about more than "reality" of hypnosis or anything of that nature we get bogged down in, or even more than what routines are or are not funny, but how do you get to routines that ARE funny. Also what makes them funny? Then you have an endless parade of routines that can last a lifetime.

Here is the first hint. Do routines that are an extension of your personality. Don't look for routines that other hypnotists get big laughs with. For example I have nothing against "R" rated material. But at 45 years old I still have an Irish baby face. My personality does not allow me to do this sort of routine without looking creepy. I am 6'4" and 260lbs so it would look odd combined with my personality. It makes me uncomfortable. So I steer WELL clear of routines like that. Not because I don't find them funny but simply for those reasons.
Message: Posted by: mindpunisher (Apr 20, 2012 09:41AM)
I thought you meant Tony's Mindpro. What makes routines funny are the reactions of the individual. Any routine that taps into the deeper characters of the individual (in my opinion and experience) are the funniest. The other part is the skill of the hypnotist to pick out the best characters and nurture their trance personalities to the max.

I don't think routines are funny I think people are funny. If you have the wrong hypnotee's up or don't know how to open them up then no routine will be funny. Too many hypnotists tell the subjects exactly what to do.

Rapidly finding the right people and giving them space to develop on stage is the sign of a skilled stage hypnotist. It doesn't matter if its R rated or not.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Apr 20, 2012 09:55AM)
Look at me agreeing with punisher. No kidding.

This is why I have no position on if "R" is funny or not, only on if it is suited to my personality is all. Good point.

Often new hypnosis shows amount to little more than directed sketch comedy. As MP points out telling them to much exactly what to do. (Often out of a fear of not getting anything from them.) If you stand and just tell them what to do exactly word for word you may as well forget the trance process at all and do a sketch comedy show.
Message: Posted by: TonyB2009 (Apr 21, 2012 08:54PM)
Mindpro, I misunderstood your post. Now that I get it, I agree with it.
I probably would not mention Pamala Anderson in a performance, but I struggle to name celebrities, because I don't watch movies and don't listen to music. But I am sure in a performance a more modern name might pop into my head.
Message: Posted by: mindpunisher (Apr 23, 2012 09:58AM)
Doesn't matter about content I think the telephone idea is a good one and could spawn loads of routines. Especially if you could figure out a way for the audience to hear the response at the other side.