Is It Just Me, Or Does This Town Need More Mentalism?

by Eric Walton on December 18th, 2016

It recently occurred to me that while there are some delightful magic shows in New York City, and no shortage of good variety shows, and even a couple of excellent magic variety shows, there was (to my knowledge, at least) no show in New York City in which the public could see mentalism in a variety show format. That is to say, there was no show that featured multiple mentalists performing solo acts of fifteen to twenty minutes within the context of a larger show. How could such an unsettling vacancy exist in our fair metropolis? And why wasn't anyone doing anything about it? Don't we have elected officials whose job it is to ensure that the public can see consistently superb mentalism on a regular basis?

I researched the matter and discovered that, alas, no city, state, or federal agency is charged with producing mentalism variety shows, which leaves it up to private citizens to fill the conspicuous void in the realm of public entertainment. And so, I stepped up. I decided that if a mentalism variety show was going to be produced in New York City, it was up to me to make it happen. And thus, Completely Mental was born: an (almost) entirely mentalism variety show hosted by yours truly and featuring the finest mentalists and mind-readers in New York City.
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On November 30th of this year, Completely Mental debuted at The Slipper Room on the Lower Eastside, and what a glorious evening it was, my friends! Minds were read. Thoughts were divined. Fortunes were won and lost.  

The second glorious installment of this magnificent show will be on Wednesday, December 28th at 8:00, and will again take place at The Slipper Room. I currently have three more show dates scheduled for 2017, and you can read all about them here.  

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