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This is where I share some of the stuff that's going through my head at any given moment.

By buzzcollins79111660, Sep 14 2016 11:58PM

The last thing you may be thinking about right now is Christmas, but this is the time of year I usually get inquires about my availability for corporate Christmas shows.

Perhaps you're thinking, "A hypnosis show for a Christmas party??" I don't want to knock the mobile DJs out there (I was once one myself), but so many company parties have turned into the same ol' predictable event each year: dinner, followed by dancing with music sometimes so loud that the only way to enjoy one another's company is via sign language.

I can guarantee you this: there is nothing predictable about the Buzz Collins Comedy Hypnosis Experience! Time and time again I've had clients express to me how my show turned out to be such a great change from the regular parties in the past. As crazy and hilarious as my shows can get, I can also asure you that, as a professional corporate entertainer, my stage hypnotist shows are clean and safe for everyone involved. I may be a little biased, but out of all the corporate event ideas you may be considering, your best bet is to go to my contact page and request a quote.

Now, that all said, at this point, all of my Saturdays in December are now booked (including one Friday.) However, there are still some prime spots available! I have the following Fridays still open: Dec. 2 (ideally in Regina, SK as I'm performing there on the 3rd) and Dec. 9.

My last weekend in November is still open as well (although I do have an inquiry for availability that weekend.)

First come - first served!!

By buzzcollins79111660, Sep 11 2016 03:25PM

I remember, as a child, my dad once telling me that the older you get, the faster time goes by. On this morning of the 15th anniversary of 9-11, that couldn’t be more true. A decade and a half has gone by since that horrific day and yet, despite everything that jades me in this day and age, there is still a sense of disbelief this many years later.

That day hit even closer to home a few years ago when I was reunited with my birth mother and I learned that I have an uncle who is a 9-11 survivor. He worked in the South tower on the 92nd floor. Fortunately, after the North tower was hit, he made a life saving decision to get out of the building. Tragically, most of his work colleagues didn’t follow and they, of course, did not survive. It’s taken my uncle many years to deal with that day and he continues to do so.

For whatever reason there are clips and replays of the moments of that nightmare still posted to social media. For a long time I would view these scenes over and over again. I think, somehow part of me was attempting to register this unbelievable carnage, even years after the fact.

At some point, throughout the past 15 years, that reality sunk in deep enough to the point where I can no longer watch those scenes. That isn’t to say I will ever forget. Who could?

By buzzcollins79111660, Sep 8 2016 06:07PM

I'm still amazed at how many people get excited every time Apple launches a new product. I don't mean to slight the innovation and overall impressive features of each product they create. I'm just surprised that we haven't become a little jaded by now.

Don't we all know by now that no matter what they spring on us; whether it has the latest and greatest or the first of this or that, that by this time next year, it just won't be good enough? Maybe I'm getting a little cynical in my middlish-age.

I'm curious though. Will you be in line to get one? Maybe you're a die-hard Android owner and you have since escaped the cult of Apple (like me)?

In my humble opinion, no matter how advanced the latest phone is, at the end of the day, 99% of what it's used for will be used for posting selfies and texting.

To check out the very quick, but detailed promo for the iPhone 7 click here.

By buzzcollins79111660, Sep 6 2016 09:30PM

Imagine your plane has landed and you're all set to perform for a big client. However, with only hours to spare, you realize your baggage - most importantly, your stage props - did not show up at the baggage claim. This is the premise behind a really crazy contest I've gotten myself in to.

On September 15, I'll be joining 6 other magicians at Revival Bar in Toronto. We will be presented with two random draws to make. The first will reveal what kind of budget we have to work with (different for each contestant) and the second draw will be to find out which store we'll be restricted to shopping at, (again, a different place for each contestant.)

We have only a couple of hours to purchase whatever materials we can find at our respective shops before we present a ten minute performance in font of a panel of Toronto's top magicians. All we know ahead of time are a handful of the stores that will be included in the draw; places like Shoppers Drug Mart, Valu Village and a convenience store.

Now that all said, I think I may be the only one in the contest who doesn't refer to myself as a "magician". I'm a mentalist. Sure, I admit I use a few tricks here and there, but there is so much more to what I do then simply implementing gimmicks and props. Which means, I'm not so sure how this is going to turn out for me, but I do think, at the very least, it's going to be a fun and intersting challenge.

I could certainly use as much support as possible. So, if you're evening is open on the 15th and you'd enjoy some really crazy entertainment, fee free to join me at Revival!

By buzzcollins79111660, Sep 4 2016 05:55PM

Here it is, my brand spanking new website! After 8 years with my previous host, for reasons I won't bore you with here, I have signed up with the team at Hibu.

As the saying goes, "anything worth doing is worth doing right". I'm sure I drove Hibu's design team absolutely crazy. Trying to convey the needs of someone like myself who performs for almost any type of client you can imagine as well as specializing in corporate entertainment presents some challenges.

But, together we did it! And, I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the end result. Of course, me being me, I'm sure there will be constant edits and changes as my head gets filled with new ideas constantly.

I have to admit, despite a few hiccups, I have been incredibly pleased with Hibu's customer service and the do-it-yourself tools on the back end are very user friendly. I actually figured my way through most of it without having to call for assistance too much.

Now, that all said, if you haven't done so already, feel free to peruse my site. If you have any questions regarding the type of entertainment packages I offer, or perhaps you have a few corporate event ideas cooking of your own, don't hesitate to shoot me a message and we'll make it happen!!


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