Nationally touring comedy hypnotist and magician Alan Sands blends audience participation, situation comedy and improv into a lively cutting-edge, clean comedy hypnosis show and comedy magic show for countless high school post proms and grad nights, colleges, fairs, universities, festivals, corporate events and more.
Alan keep us laughing with the kids not at them. The students are wanting us to book him for next years Post Prom event. If you are wanting great entertainment for kids we highly recommend Alan Sands!
Through the years I have hired Alan and he has always come through for our company as a professional and entertaining performer. You can count on him to be punctual, prepared and to give your audience the show of a lifetime.
When I book him my worries are over! Return engagements are many. A real pro and a great showman. He has done many theater shows booked and or promoted by Lester Productions.
Eddy Lester, LesterProductions.net
I saw Alan Sands live at a college show here in NYC and he demonstrated complete comedic control over both his subjects and his audience from start to finish. It was an exceptional experience. Even when he had brought his volunteers out of their trance after a series of entertaining demonstrations of the power of hypnosis, the post hypnotic suggestions he had planted in his subjects kept the show going. It was a truly entertaining event.
Alan has been playing our fair for many years one of the biggest attractions during our fair. Alan alway is a #10 with the guest at our fair/
Coble D. Wilson Jr. Past President and Entertainment cordinator Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair www.robesoncountyfair.com
What to Expect
I do three different acts:
a comedy magic act (The Magical Comedy of Alan Sands)
a comedy hypnosis show (Comedy Hypnotist alan Sands/The SandMan)
team building and company picnic games (ASEs OlymPicnic Games)
My audience participation, situation comedy magic act includes eccentric balloon routines, a straight jacket escape, a bit of mind reading and it is 35-minutes of fast paced, PG-rated fun that has made a lot of people laugh till they cry!
MY comedy hypnosis show is what I do mostly these days. I am extremely popular for high school events and do between 25-35 of them each year for post prom parties, grad night parties and misc. other events. I also do a lot of fairs, festivals and have done a few amusement parks. I love doing colleges and I do more and more corporate events now that I am mature enough to get their respect. I have done two cruise ships, four casinos and a few comedy clubs - but the comedy clubs never invite me back because I am "to clean." I have also done a number of restaurant dinner shows and private parties. My show is fast-paced. An iPod hangs from my belt loop & I do my own 44 music cues wirelessly - shows are 45-minutes to 90 minutes or more.
I often times do my magic and hypnosis show as a comedy concert that lasts approx. 2 hours.
ASEs OlymPicnic Games are 12 games in 75 minutes, they are fast-paced and fun geared for all ages together. My equipment is color coordinated and they are not just games, but a show. Ask for more info.
Hi there. Looking for a show that people will remember for years? I do two acts and I perform them individually or as a 2 hour comedy concert. I have been doing comedy magic since before I was born - no, quite literally ... my father was a full time professional magician and I grew up knowing no other world. By the time I was 12, I was performing on stage solo doing magic, balloons and puppets. By the time I was 17 I was paying for a car and had performed for hotels, holiday and corporate parties, countless private parties and was expanding my markets and experiences quickly.
My acts have taken me to Malaysia, China, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, to 45 states and across Canada. I have performed in living rooms and for audiences of 5,000 and everything between. I have been a street performer and had extended performance contracts with major casinos in las Vegas and Atlantic City.
I do a clean show, though I might push the edge a bit; my 200 credits at county, state and agricultural fairs with return engagements up to 12 years in a row show I am a family show. My return engagements for 18 years in a row for high school all night parties like Grad Nights and Post Prom events shows I am edgy enough to hold the attention of teens.
I could keep going, but the truth is, you are going to examine my web site soon and it is all there. I look forward to working with you. As i give as my opening when people want to introduce me, "I have done a lot, from the Magic Castle to Cruise ships to performing for the US Ambassador to China - but it's not what i have done because you and your guests will rate me on the show I do for you, and the next show I do is the most important one in my career."
Additional Booking Notes
If I drive, I bring my own sound system. if I fly, I need a professional sound system suitable for the size of the crowd and venue (see: www.alansands.com/technical for more info on sound, lights and stage)
I always pay for my own plane tickets and rental cars. this is worked into the price of my services, which normally begin at $1,500 and go up; though occasionally I do local gigs for as little as $600.00.
If I fly, I need you to supply a hotel room - without bed bugs please. No, I'm not joking, really!
I price myself on being fairly low-maintenance, but a client must understand that if my show can not be seen clearly, if the subjects and volunteers are not save on a platform large enough to hold myself and up to 12 volunteers, if the sound system is not clear and professional then the show hurts - and I really do want to have every opportunity to do the very best show possible for you. I'm not anal, but I like to say, "you don't move bails of star with a family station wagon. You need a Pick Up." The same goes for the tools a performer needs to do his best.
My "comedy Magic Act is a 35-40 minute, fast-paced, audience participation, situation comedy show that includes escapes, mind reading and eccentric balloon antics that will make the audience laugh so hard, they cry (www.alansands.com/magic)
My comedy hypnosis show is normally 90 minutes and includes 44 music cues. It is a family friendly show, fast-paced and works great for all audiences over the age of 14, though younger audiences enjoy watching. Major markets include schools, colleges, fairs, festivals, amusement parks, corporate events, and I did two cruises and two comedy clubs. (www.alansands.com/hypnosis)
My OlymPicnic Games were originally designed for corporate picnics, but has evolved into more team building games. Customized for any situation, I play games and the packages usually last up to 75 minutes - give or take 15 minutes, depending on your needs or wants. Contact me for a brochure and DVD.
|Alan Sands||Star, crew, agent, costume mistress, designer, chauffeur, travel agent|
Influences & Inspiration
My father was a huge influence in my life - in magic, balloons, playing games and hypnosis. Ask any magician over 40 who George Sands is, and they will know him as he was a creator and author of over a dozen books on magic that many of his routines have set the standards in ropes, balloons, cards and more.
Ormond McGill was the "Dean of Stage Hypnotists" and I studied under him, but more importantly, I read all his books.
Terry Stokes Sr was and still is a huge influence in the hypnosis world. he performs at fairs and more hypnotists got their start watching him than anyone else, me included.
there have been others, but these were the big three.
I may need a professional sound system, If the audience if over 100 people I need a 12x24 platform and I need a hotel