FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Serving Suggestions (3.5 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Everybody knows hypnotism, yet there are only a few famous hypnotists. I guess it is because it is hard to make it natural and still Perth based hypnotist, Matt Hale achieves this in his slick show.

Hale is a good speaker – getting more than enough people assisting him, in this journey. There is a background given of how hypnotism works, giving the audience a realistic expectation. Some people may think it’s easy to be put in a trance but some minds are not ready and relaxed enough to be in this state. It is a very interesting process and you learn a lot about all the parameters.  Hale brings intense excitement to the room in getting a huge variety of volunteers on stage. They are a mixed bunch so the expectation is huge from the audience that their family and friends will be doing some weird stuff!

Once Hale has his volunteers on stage, he tests their ability to fall quickly into a hypnotic state. To gain maximum effect, any weak participant he instructs off the stage and they casually do this. Eventually, when he gets the optimal group on stage, the silliness begins to rock on. Hale is quick to assess who would be the most amusing and works well in highlighting each of the volunteers’ personalities.

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Serving Suggestions gives insight into the world of hypnotism with amusement and professionalism that leaves your hands sore from clapping so much!


When: 20th January – 19th February 2017 | Times Vary

Where: Noodle Palace | Sunset Veranda | HUBBUB @ MANPAC | PERTH

Tickets: $21 – $31

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable all ages | WA Artist