Fairs & Festivals

Since 1986 Comedy Stage Hypnotist The SandMan and Comedy Magician Alan Sands has performed for over 200 state, county and agricultural fairs and exhibitions across the United States, Canada, and a Shopping Festival in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai. He has repeat fair clients for up to 10 years. This is what fair managers, entertainment directors and people who see the show have to say:

“I hurt a little this morning from laughing so hard.  You are extremely good with your hypnosis show.  I’ve seen a number of different presentations, but sincerely believe that was the most enjoyable.”

John Terry – SRO Talent Agency, Tulsa, OK

“He was beyond question the best money we spent for our fair. His show, which was set up next to the main walkway, was overflowing with people standing on their toes trying to see the show.”Ravalli County Fair, Hamilton, MT

“Your fan mail is pouring in.”Alaska State Fair

“I would like to highly recommend Alan Sands as an entertainer. Alan was a favorite at our fair and we received many compliments… He has a way with kids and is very family oriented… he drew crowds wherever he went and created a Disney-like atmosphere at our fair.”

Maricopa County Fair, Phoenix, AZ

“We had Alan booked for the 1998 fair and he was such a hit that we booked him again for 1999 and were equally pleased. I would be happy to recommend him for any event wanting this type of entertainment as he is easy to work with and can be counted on to be there when needed.”Eastern Montana Fair, Miles City, MT

“I enjoyed working with you this year at the 2000 South Carolina State Fair… It was evident, from the crowds, that your act was very popular and entertaining…”South Carolina State Fair

“Packed audiences, fantasic shows, lots of memories…all describe your performances for the past four years at the Robeson County Fair. You present the utmost in professionalism with your performances and give fair-goers something to remember…”Robeson Co. Fair, Lumberton, NC
Alan performed at the Robeson County Fair for nine years

“Our most popular entertainment remains the hypnotist Alan Sands…” Canyon County Fair, Idaho
Alan performed at the Canyon County Fair for eight years

“The Illinois State Fair wishes to thank Alan Sands for doing a terrific job at the 1998 and 1999 Illinois State Fair!… He had participants dancing and singing on stage, acting as if they were freezing, boiling, itching, and even performing like they were a national recording artist.

“The pavilion was packed and our patrons loved it! It really kept the audiences intrigued and kept them coming back for more. Alan got the audience involved, which allowed them to have a wonderful time at our fair.

Alan entertained with shows daily that were family oriented and great for all ages. He was a wonderful addition to our 1998 and 1999 fairs.”Illinois State Fair
Alan performed at the Illinois State Fair for two years

“Alan Sands has brought his show to our line-up of entertainment in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

His show is great, the audience is always laughing, and his manor very professional. We are now being asked ahead of time, ‘Is the SandMan coming back this year’?

I recommend him highly.”Pitt County Fair, Greenville, NC

“My family and I saw you at the Alaska State Fair … We are planning to attend the fair one more time before it’s gone and your show will be on the top of our list of things to do! I’ve never seen my husband or sons laugh so hard … and we all had a great time watching.

“We saw you a couple of years ago when you were at the fair and were excited when we saw that you were going to be back this year! … It’s amazing to watch and fun for everyone. Thanks for the great entertainment.” Elaine Bartlet, fairgoer, Alaska State Fair

Colleges & Universities

Alan began doing hypnosis in high school. When Alan decided he was going to master stage hypnosis, he began by performing at Stanford University rush parties where he practiced and perfected his stage hypnosis act.

“Alan has performed at this college thirteen times in 4 years…”

“…it’s been five months since your show on our campus and our students are still talking about your visit… You really broke the ice for our orientation process…”Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

“Based upon the feedback from our students, I beleive that we’ll definitely have you back – you were honestly a hit!”Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

“Thanks so much for the entertaining and amazing performance… Once again, you wowed the students and staff… The students really loved your show. It was a pleasure to have you return this year; Students are already asking if you will be back next year.”Penn State Lehigh Valley, Fogelsville, PA

“…thank you for coming back… Your show was entertaining, fun and energetic… Our students love having you here…“Sienna Heights University, Adrian, MI

“…thank you for such an amazing performance… Your show was energetic and contained two hours of non-stop laughter. We have had a tremendous response from our students regarding your show. They loved having you here and agree that we should have you back… It was the funniest show most of us have ever seen…”Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton, OK

Alan has performed at 12 PA State Universities. This quote is from the main campus.

“…the best hypnotist act I have ever seen. You kept the rapt attention of the students… I have never seen an act that captured and kept the attention of so many students.” Student Affairs, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Corporate Clients

From 1982-95 Alan lived in the SF Bay Area. He performed for hundreds of corporations including over 100 of the Fortune 500. Alan continues to repeat some of these clients 13 years after moving away. These are just a few of the things people have said:

“I keep hearing ‘it was the best Holiday Party we’ve had’ and ‘I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.’ Not one negative comment has reached my ears (and they hear everything).

So, thank you, very much, for cutting our bar tab in half, and making us laugh until it hurt!“ Sharon Barrett, Executive Assistant
Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc, WI

“…how delighted we all were with Alan Sands’ entertainment for our employee cruise party. We couldn’t have been more pleased.

Alan is both talented and professional. He arrived early and was completely set up and ready before we ever set sail. He has a real knack for setting up marvelously funny situations involving our employees while treating them with respect. His clear explanation of hypnotism helped us appreciate what was happening, so we even learned something as we were entertained.

Everyone is still chuckling! Alan was truly the highlight of the party and we certainly would have him again…”
Spirent Communications, Zarak Systems Division

“…As you can probably tell from the tremendous amount of laughter, the guests really enjoyed your show. You are so entertaining…“Lockheed Martin Employee Relations Association

“Alan added so much to the event it would be impossible to rave enough about his performance.”Chicago Title Company

“It was a pleasure to work with you. You are always on time, and a complete professional to work with. Your experience in many entertainment areas, from schools to corporate events, is especially appreciated as we do many types of events.

Of special note was the event where you performed two shows, one of magic and the other as hypnotist, for our Ernest & Young event in San Francisco. Both the adults and children thoroughly enjoyed the shows, and your versatility is amazing!” Jack Convery
The Entertainment Line

“Thank you again for making our Christmas Party a huge success and such fun! I have received employee emails this morning stating that this was the best C’mas Party that the Bank has ever had! In fact, they loved it so much that 35 of them want a DVD copy of the performance!” Neca L. Pharr
Farmers Bank & Trust, Magnolia, Arkansas

High Schools

I have been doing post-prom and grad night parties since before I became a hypnotist. It is a major part of my touring schedule every year, March through June. I have done shows for high schools in IA, OK, SD, NE, NY, CA, TX, MS, and a few more I am certainly forgetting. In 2011, I will be doing over 32 safe and sober parties this year. Some buy my entire package of Splat! Inflatable Games, Casino Games, and a high school hypnosis show. Others only hire me for my comedy hypnotism show.

“The feedback that I heard from kids was all very positive! They totally enjoyed the show (especially when you had some male painting his toenails…that’s one I heard about from several different kids).

I also heard that ‘He definitely liked our school better and had way more fun with us because we are so much more fun!’ Ah, to be a teenager with a teenager’s perspective :)…” Denise Barnett
2010 Menlo-Atherton High School grad night

“You did an amazing job. My son was a bit doubtful (about hiring you)… and being a difficult teen at times… (he) said, ‘I don’t think that it will be fun…’ Surprise!! First thing this morning, despite his being exhausted… I asked him, “So.. did you have fun?”

He said, ‘The hypnotist was hysterical!!’ … and that your show was the best part of the whole night … so funny!! Thanks so much for a great night!!” Gail Flock
2010 Kennedy High School Grad Night Team<