My name is Alan Sands and I have been a professional entertainer since before I was born. I learned everything I know from my father, George Sands, a world-renowned magician, pioneer of rope tricks and balloon sculpture, and author of 17 books on magic.
My own career has taken me to 46 US States and around the world. I have worked for cruise ships and Las Vegas casinos, hundreds of fairs and festivals, high schools, colleges, and countless corporations.
I offer three different acts, all of which are family-friendly entertainment options. I do a comedy hypnosis show, a comedy magic show and corporate picnic team building games.
"Alan Sands / Comedy Hypnotist - The The SandMan"
"The SandMan" releases the child locked inside the volunteers who come on stage. My fast-paced, 60-90 minute comedy hypnosis show is one of the most powerful forms of entertainment you will ever witness. Volunteers do an improv show and I am the director. I push the imaginations of the subjects; I tell stories and they act out the parts.
Volunteers ride a 250 ft. roller coaster and go bungee jumping. They become convinced that their spirit has been removed from their body and placed inside two dozen different things, from a gold fish to a fashion model. Each show is new and different and always hilariously unpredictable!
"The Magical Comedy of Alan Sands"
My 35-45 minute prop-comedy, audience participation, situation comedy magic, escapes, mind reading and eccentric balloon routines will leave people laughing so hard they cry.
I was seasoned as a street-performer in San Francisco and the Catskill Hotels of upstate NY. Since then, I have performed in every situation imaginable and can hold any audience riveted in their seats.
This act is infallible for any audience, ages 7 to 107 with solid fun routines for everyone, incorporating classic and original routines that make your guests the stars of the show.
I often perform both of my magic and hypnosis acts as a 2+ hour comedy concert and I GUARANTEE no one will leave their seats.
Whether you are looking for motivational team building or just fun, interactive entertainment for your company picnic, I provide everything you need!
I split your group into teams and play 12 fast-paced, unique, twisted and eccentric games, designed to make your guests play together, interact and trouble solve as a group. No one sweats or gets hurt, but people do laugh, interact closely and work together to reach simple goals. These games help distinguish who are the leaders in the group, who are good team players and who are the shy ones. I make leaders out of those who are not normally in charge, and make every effort to get the shy ones out there and playing with everyone else.
I have performed these three services for myriad different audience types, but currently I aggressively seek work for High Schools, Colleges, Corporate events, trade shows and parties of all sorts, fairs & festivals. High school grad nights have used my services up to 18 years in a row; county fairs have booked me 12 years running and corporations have hire me back countless times to produce their picnics and other events.
"You were amazing job. My son was a bit doubtful.. and being a snotty teen at times.. said 'I don't think that will be fun..' Surprise!! First thing this morning despite being exhausted.. I said '...did you have fun...?' He said you, the hypnotist was hysterical!! That was the best thing of the whole night..." GRAD NIGHT ORGANIZER
"Spellbinding" – TWIN FALLS, ID NEWSPAPER
"Thanks You, Thank You , Thank You.....Clap, Clap, Clap!!!" – POST-PROM ORGANIZER
"Your show was absolutely AWESOME!!! I was AMAZED! Next year is my senior year and I'm definitely going to volunteer to be hypnotized!!! I REALLY HOPE YOU'LL BE THERE TO DO IT AGAIN!!!! ha ha thanks again..." – HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
"I was told you were much better than the last one we hired. When I told them we would be doing karaoke for a few years, since I blew the budget, one person stated just not to have entertainment until I could get you back." – CORPORATE HOLIDAY ORGANIZER