Keith Barany,
Founder and chuckle monkey
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  • 818-634-6320
  • Deb Graham,
    partner and responsible adult
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  • JOHN IVAN PALMER

    Groups: 

    Women-only Private Member-club Men-only Kid-Friendly Jewish Venue GOP Group Fraternal Lodge Ethnic-focused Corporate; PG-Restrictive Corporate; PG-Relaxed Colleges/Universities Class Reunion Church show Alumni Association Active Senior

    Ratings: 

    G-Disney PG-13 PG-18 Light R

    OPENED FOR:

    Kenny Rogers
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Ray Charles
    The Statler Brothers

    OVERVIEW:

    TV first discovered John while he was a student at the U-Cal, Berkeley. While the anti-war movement was demonstrating on campus, John was demonstrating in the Psych Lab, perfecting memory ("mnemonic") systems. He trained himself to quickly memorize the complete contents of magazines, 100 digit numbers, and calendars for an entire century. Because he grew up around the best show business professionals, he naturally knew how to make these memory feats entertaining. His seminars on "Speeding Up The Learning Process" were an instant hit in schools and colleges around the San Francisco Bay area.John quickly added hypnotic techniques to his night club show and became known as "The World’s Fastest Hypnotist"; stunning the world with techniques never seen before.

    Overnight, he was in great demand for American and foreign tours, and his shows were completely sold out two years in advance. His wide range of hilarious performances feature speed techniques, waking suggestion and spectacular post-hypnotic effects unique to the history of STAGE HYPNOTISM. His shows are ORIGINAL. Not clones of someone else’s act. And...howl-ariously funny!

    He instinctively adapts his program to the uniqueness of each individual audience. His clever ad-libs and humorous interactions with volunteers have made him known to clients all over the world as the master of tasteful comedy and hypnotic influence. Today, corporations such as IBM, Cargill, General Mills and 3-M are among his clients, along with hundreds of smaller companies.

    His versatile shows and linguistic skills have received standing ovations from Eastern Europe to the West Indies, from Latin America to Japan, where he recently amazed and astounded a large corporate audience at Kawaguchiko Daiichi Hotel near Mt. Fuji. John was renewed 9 years at the Western Idaho Fair, drawing crowds of thousands. His hypnosis sessions with the Minnesota Timberwolves are perennial also.

    In John’s most recent US TV appearance he hypnotized the Twin Cities’ news anchor Paul Magers, who caught a fish inside his own mind, then walked off the KSTP set and took it home as a result of a post hypnotic suggestion!