Students can take a break from studying for midterms for an hour on Tuesday to see the return of Sailesh the hypnotist.
ASAP Recruitment Coordinator Isaac Oguin said Sailesh put on a great show on campus last spring.
â€œEveryone loved him,â€ he said. â€œPeople responded well, and weâ€™ve even had some folks asking for him back.â€
Saileshâ€™s performance will be in the North Ballroom in the Lory Student Center from 7 to 8 p.m., and admission is free.
â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of people whoâ€™ve said they wished theyâ€™d gone,â€ said ASAP Marketing Coordinator Evan Barrett. â€œHe appeals to your traditional college student. Some of his jokes are geared toward people living with roommates or in dorms, but he doesnâ€™t really have a more specific demographic.â€
The performance involves a fair amount of audience participation.
â€œHe basically pulls up 20 chairs on-stage and says, â€˜Come up here if you want to get hypnotized,â€™â€ said ASAP Film Coordinator Stacy Lohrs.
According to the hypnotistâ€™s website (http://sailesh.ca), Sailesh said, “Strength lies in numbers, the more volunteers that choose to come up on stage and be the stars the more merry the show is!”
It also claims, â€œSailesh’s show takes audience members on a fantastical journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and fun.â€
â€œThere were a couple of girls who showed up an hour early because they really wanted to get hypnotized (last year),â€ Lohrs said. â€œActually, we even had some people hypnotized just from being in the audience. Itâ€™s interesting.â€
Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.