Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Bonkers!
Joyful. Crazy. Fun! The unmissable hypnosis show with a party vibe!
If you thought previous years were ridiculously fun, this year we’ll go completely…Bonkers!
Come smile, laugh, and leave outrageously happy as international comedy hypnotist Matt Hale shares his own modern brand of hypno laughs (NO swinging watches & 100% chicken free!), hypnotising volunteers with hilarious (but tasteful!) consequences as their imaginations hit turbo!
Form and Style
Designed to leave your community with an extremely happy, positive buzz (both audience & participants), creating talk and excitement for a long time after, and appealing to a very wide age/background demographic for maximum attendance.
Previous presenters have highlighted the importance of such a night of shared fun and laughter to help a community thrive.
One of the most successful shows of Fringe World,with a record breaking run of 30+ shows (most sold out!) year on year, it attracts countless press, radio, tv and online interviews, and some high profile brand collaborations. Feelgood Factory certainly captures the attention of the public and media alike with its unique fun and positive message.
Matt has previously run a full tour with Country Arts WA as part of ‘Shows On The Go’ to 15 regional presenters in communities big and small. The show was found to be a perfect fit for the major sponsor’s (Healthway) mental health message of ‘Act, Belong, Commit.’
Such was the success in ticket sales, media coverage, presenter and community feedback, 100% of the presenters indicated that they would love to host the show again.
So what is it?…Real Hypnosis, Real Fun! A brand new show of LOL hypno suggestions to leave your audience feeling fantastic, whether they watch or take part (always their choice of course!).
During the show, audiences can expect to see volunteers on stage transported into a number of fun and funny imaginary situations and unleashing talents they never knew they had!
Combining the fun of total audience participation with the incredible abilities of the mind, Matt turns the traditional hypnosis show on its head, highlighting the talents and creativity of the volunteers for big laughs instead of embarrassing them.
On the back of his number 1 Amazon bestselling book “Mindhacking Happiness”, Matt’s modern positive brand of hypno laughs (NO swinging watches & 100% chicken free!), sees hypnotised volunteers taking part in hilarious (but tasteful!) routines as their imaginations work overtime!
The show ‘packs small, plays big!’ in that at a minimum all that is required is chairs and a PA system, thus is easily adaptable from big stages to the smallest performance spaces. The touring party can be as small as Matt and Kathryn (wife/manager/tech) but can benefit from a tour manager on long tours.
Matt is available for media interviews wherever possible (in person if possible but definitely over phone or video). Matt will share pre and post show videos and pictures to help build excitement about the show.
Community memory workshops are available (ask for more details) We are happy to work with communities to find fun and interesting things relative to their audiences to help promote the performance.
Winner of 3 national comedy awards, former radio personality, and TV presenter for Channel Nine’s Destination WA, Matt Hale is better known as… Australia’s Comedy Hypnotist!
Matt has toured in Australia, Europe and Asia and has hypnotised people worldwide. He’s appeared in media as diverse as the UK’s tabloids, BBC, ABC, Today Tonight and has been included in the National Film and Sound Archive and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
In addition to his live shows, he’s filmed a TV special for Channel Seven, is a keynote speaker with his presentation and bestselling book “Mindhacking Happiness”, has released his own range of hypnosis audio programs, and conducts group seminars on a variety of subjects including happiness, memory, stressbusting, motivation, sales training, weight management, and smoking cessation.
★★★★★ “Had the crowd roaring with laughter” Perth Happenings 2021
★★★★★ ” I didn’t realise I could laugh for so long – but the laughs kept on coming. Not to mention the jaw-drops when I couldn’t believe the things he was getting the volunteers to do! And certainly not at the expense of the volunteers up on stage. Matt has a real knack of ensuring the volunteers are respected throughout and the hypno suggestion are not embarrassing or humiliating for anyone taking part.”
Family Friendly Adelaide 2020
★★★★½ “complete silliness and a whole lot of fun… after the year that’s just gone, everyone needs a little Matt Hale!” Agent Mystery Case 2021
“Matt and his team could not have been more engaging and professional from the moment we booked them until the moment they left our venue. It’s obvious they love what they do. The marketing assistance in the lead up to the show was the best we’ve experienced from any promoter at our venue. There was a real buzz in the air at Borden Pavilion on the night of the show. On stage Matt was exactly what we expected and more. He has an amazing ability to read the room and really create and feed off the energy. BONKERS was exactly what our community needed to distract us from the realities of farming life. 10/10 would recommend. You absolutely will not regret it.”
– Pip Moir – Borden Pavilion July 2021
2020 Fringe world Producer of the Year
2021 Fringe World Weekly Award Winner – Cabaret
2021 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award Winner – Magic
Availability2021 - please contact for availability, 2022 - 20 Mar - 19 Apr, 6 May - 31 Dec
AudienceShow is family friendly. However those taking part in the show on stage must be 18+.
Duration60 - 75 mins no interval (depending on your requirements)
Bump In2 hours
Bump Out1 hour
$12,081 + GST (based on maximum of 5 shows week)
Cost per performance:
$3,995 + GST
Company ContactsKathryn Preston
0400 356 610
NewsNext TV appearances:
Various dates: The Pulse, Ch9, Destination WA, Ch9
24-27 June Girls School, Perth WA
8 July Kellerberrin Town Hall, Kellerberrin WA
15 July Newdegate Hall, Newdegate WA
16 July Hopetoun WA
17 July Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance WA
20 July Jerramungup WA
21 July Borden Pavilion, Borden WA
24 July Katanning Town Hall, Katanning WA
13 Aug Plantagenet District Hall, Mount Barker WA
14 Aug BREC, Bunbury WA
15 Aug Shelter Brewery, Busselton WA
20 Aug Rendezvous Scarborough WA
28 Aug Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club, Ocean Reef WA
3 Sept Hyden Hall, Hyden
4 Sept Cummins Theatre, Merredin WA
17 Sept Parnawarri Shopping Centre, Newman WA
2 Oct July Harvey Recreational and Cultural Centre, Harvey WA
8 Oct Moora Performing Arts Centre, Moora WA
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Venue FormatProscenium Arch, Black Box, Flat Floor Hall, Band Room Cabaret, Outdoor Stage
Technical Rating(D) - Bump-in 4 hours or under, 1 or 2 technicians, show can use existing lighting rig with minor adjustments, show can use existing sound system, simple or no set, no fly tower, touring staff operate show, stage size - flexible
First Possible Performance :
1 hour after bump in
Minimum Break Between Shows:
Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Flat Floor Hall, Band Room Cabaret, Outdoor Stage
Minimum Stage Width (metres):
Minimum Stage Depth (metres):
Minimum Stage Height (metres):
Show Technical Rating (please select one of the following – whichever best suits your production).:
(D) – Bump-in 4 hours or under, 1 or 2 technicians, show can use existing lighting rig with minor adjustments, show can use existing sound system, simple or no set, no fly tower, touring staff operate show, stage size – flexible
No. people in Touring Party:
Minimum Wing Space (metres) (if applicable):
Staging and Set Description:
20 standard chairs (armless with back) required for stage
Lighting – provided by company:
Lighting Requirements – to be provided by venue:
A lighting system or existing venue lighting adequate to cover the working area of the stage. If a stage lighting system is being used, would prefer a bright stage wash with a bit of colour to warm it up. No follow spots necessary.
Audio – provided by company:
PA system suitable for audiences of up to 200 can be supplied if required.
Audio Requirements – to be provided by venue:
Monitor speaker(s) used so the volunteers (show participants) on stage can clearly hear. Alternatively, the volunteers’ chairs on stage/entertainment area can be placed in front of the PA system. 1 x wireless handheld microphone (Matt can supply on request) The ability to plug Matt’s ipad into the PA system, accessible side of stage (using a DI if necessary) during the performance. Matt uses a remote system but needs to see the ipad screen.
No. of additional staff (and staff hours) required from venue:
Dressing rooms required: