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Hypnosis comedy show
set for May 10


By Melissa Robinson
Contributing Editor 

  Always wanted to be hypnotized but never had the opportunity? Want to be the star of the show?  Have a hilarious time going on adventures that only you believe? No need to hit the Vegas strip or pay big bucks in LA or New York, because Alan Reyes, professional hypnotist, is bringing his comedy hypnosis show to McDonough on May 10.

Professional hypnotist Alan Reyes is bringing his hypnosis comedy show to McDonough on May 10.              Special photo

  Reyes has been entertaining crowds throughout the Southeast with his comedy hypnosis show. During the show, he enlists volunteers from the audience to come up on stage and participate, taking them on a hypnotic and funny adventure.

  “Anybody can be hypnotized if they are open to it,” said Reyes.” I can put some people under in about ten seconds.”

  With a degree in behavioral science from the United States Air Force, Reyes switched gears several years ago, after attending a seminar. He said he was intrigued by hypnosis and the power to change lives. It was after several seminars and work in hypnosis that Reyes traveled to Las Vegas to take a course in comedy stage hypnosis.

  He said although he uses hypnosis primarily in his comedy show, hypnosis can be used to help people lose weight, stop smoking and manage stress, among other things, by tapping into the subconscious mind. He said he has hypnotized his father-in-law to lose weight, where the man successfully lost 50 pounds, and Reyes even hypnotizes himself daily, in order to clear and refresh his mind.

  As a distinguished toastmaster, he began performing his shows for Toastmasters and at Elk and Moose Lodge events, eventually developing a program for college and high school students.

  “I love high school students because they are so animated. They make for a great show because of their high energy,” said Reyes.

  He said his show is hilarious good fun and he doesn’t do anything to embarrass anybody, taking the volunteers on stage and putting them through various activities that he said leaves audiences roaring with laughter.

  “The students are very excited about this show. At this time I plan on hypnotizing about 20-30 kids, then take them on a bunch of other hilarious skits that I know from experience will get the kids rocking with laughter,” he said.

  Reyes said he travels several times a month to perform his show for various schools and organizations as a way to help them raise funds. He said he was contacted by a student at Ola H.S. who was looking for a way to raise money for the school’s FFA club and that proceeds from his upcoming show will go to benefit Ola High School’s Future Farmers of America.

  Cassy Powell, a junior at Ola H.S. was instrumental in getting Reyes to perform a fundraising show for the FFA Club.

  “Mr. Reyes came to the annual FFA/FCCLA camp and he told us of his Fundraising program for high school organizations,” said Powell. “I did further research on this program and found out it was a great fundraiser so I began planning and got approval for the show to be in our school’s gym.”

  Powell said the proceeds will go toward transportation and funding chapter meetings for the FFA Club.

  The Alan Reyes Comedy Hypnosis Show will be held on May 10 at 6 p.m. at Ola High School. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Cassy at or call 404-556-9306.  For more information on Reyes visit



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