Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale’s Feelgood Factory
FUN, FAMILY FRIENDLY, FEELGOOD! Real Hypnosis, Real Fun! The ultimate show to leave your audience feeling fantastic - enjoy from the audience or take part in the fun on stage.
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.
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.
Example of presenter feedback:
“Thank you for your professionalism, a unique show that had a huge impact on our small regional community. We still have people talking about their experience. We would not hesitate to re-book your show. Putting smiles on people faces, transporting them away from the troubles, and highlighting the importance of different art forms to our community were just a few of the outcomes achieved. We can’t thank you enough for making yourself available to our small community”
Andrea Gray, Cultural & Administration Officer,
Jurien Bay Community Resource Officer
Community and Audience Engagement:
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.
Professional poster, flyer, artwork in all formats sample media release promo video, and photos pull up banners social media promo support (sharing to facebook, insta @hypnohale) Matt is willing to make himself available where possible for any media promtional opportunities and we can assist with how to optimise these opportunities.
★★★★★ “I didn’t realise I could laugh for so long – but the laughs kept coming!” Family Friendly Adelaide 2020
★★★★★ “By the end of the show you are going to kick yourself that you didn’t put your hand up to volunteer.” Perth Happenings 2018
★★★★★ “Has audiences drooling with laughter” Cream 2017
Availability30 Aug - 8 Sep 20, 20 Sept - 19 Oct 20, 23 Oct - 23 Dec 20, 29 Mar - 21 Apr 21, 27 Apr - 12 May 21, 23 May - 28 July 21, 2 Aug - 31 Dec 21
ArtformsComedy, Participatory / Interactive
AudienceBroad appeal - family friendly entertainment, However those taking part on stage must be 18+.
Duration60 - 90 mins no interval (depending on your requirements)
Bump In2 hours
Bump Out1 hour
Costs- Weekly Fee: $12,081
- Cost per performance: $3,995 + GST
- No remount
- No royalties
*Above fees do not include touring costs
Company ContactsKathryn Preston
0400 356 610
NewsNext TV Appearances:
Various dates: The Pulse, Channel Nine
Next Public Shows/Presentations (2020)
29 Aug: Feelgood Factory, RAC Arena, Perth, WA
13 Sept: The Power of Probably, Trance Aid - Global Online Event
18 Sept: Feelgood Factory, Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, WA
15 Oct: Feelgood Factory, The Landing, Alkimos, WA
16 Oct: Feelgood Factory, Moora Performing Arts Centre, WA
22 Nov: Mindhacking Happiness, Subiaco Wellness Festival, WA
24 Apr: Hypnolicious, Boggabri Showgrounds, NSW
21 May: Feelgood Factory, Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Thornlie, WA
Tell me more
Venue FormatProscenium Arch, Black Box, Flat Floor Hall, Band Room Cabaret, Outdoor Stage
Show Warnings: Family friendly, volunteers on stage 18+.
First possible performance: 1 hour after bump in
Minimum break between shows: 60 mins
Minimum stage width: 5 metres
Minimum stage depth: 2 metres
Staging and Set Description: 20 standard chairs (armless with back) required for stage
Lighting to be provided by the 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 the company: PA suitable for audiences of less than 200 can be provided if required. (for smaller audiences/venues who may not have full AV set up)
Audio to be provided by the 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 to be provided by the venue: TBC
Dressing Rooms Required: 1