Mar 052012
Authors: Emily Kribs

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.

“Everyone loved him,” he said. “People responded well, and we’ve even had some folks asking for him back.”

Sailesh’s performance will be in the North Ballroom in the Lory Student Center from 7 to 8 p.m., and admission is free.

“We’ve had a lot of people who’ve said they wished they’d gone,” said ASAP Marketing Coordinator Evan Barrett. “He appeals to your traditional college student. Some of his jokes are geared toward people living with roommates or in dorms, but he doesn’t really have a more specific demographic.”

The performance involves a fair amount of audience participation.

“He basically pulls up 20 chairs on-stage and says, ‘Come up here if you want to get hypnotized,’” said ASAP Film Coordinator Stacy Lohrs.

According to the hypnotist’s website (, 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, “Sailesh’s show takes audience members on a fantastical journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and fun.”

“There were a couple of girls who showed up an hour early because they really wanted to get hypnotized (last year),” Lohrs said. “Actually, we even had some people hypnotized just from being in the audience. It’s interesting.”

Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at

What: Sailesh the Hypnotist
Where: LSC North Ballroom
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Cost: Free
Contact: ASAP Comedy can be reached at (970) 491-2727
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