Flip Orley’s show is a concert in hypnotism, bringing to the stage stand-up, improvisation, and sketch comedy in its true form. The laughter is deafening, and the crowd watches in amazement as their friends and family display some of the funniest bits comedy will ever know as Flip hypnotizes a group of volunteers on stage. This is the purest form of improvisational entertainment you will ever see, as the show rewrites itself every night.
Orley’s ever evolving show has reshaped the image of hypnosis from its old, tired vaudeville image to an act that is hip, edgy and hilarious. Flip’s volunteers are truly the stars of the evening, delivering a different show each night. Flip’s appearances on the “Today Show” brought rave reviews and stopped traffic in midtown Manhattan where he completely transformed the reality of his volunteers. When Flip takes the stage and rolls up his sleeves, faithful fans and newcomers alike find themselves captivated with his mind-blowing show that is packed with surprises, FUN and laughter. What sets Orley apart from others in his craft, is his true comedic ability to deliver a top-notch stand-up set before unleashing his volunteer’s subconscious imaginations creating an experience they and the crowd will never forget.
Orley has been seen on “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Martin Short Show,” “Comic Strip Live,” “The Ricki Lake Show,” and “Maury Povich”. It is his uncanny way with subjects, his finely tuned power of suggestion and his own creative imagination that keeps audiences coming back for more. Unlike past generations of hypnotists, Flip is adamant about not embarrassing his volunteers for the sake of comedy but entertains by enlightening his audiences... often with lasting beneficial effects on those who have been inducted. “I want the audience to laugh with them, not at them,” he says. “This is the purest form of improvisational entertainment you will ever see as the show rewrites itself every night, and the volunteers are my partners, not my victims. Each subject is treated with respect and gentility.” Orley’s subjects experience everything from forgetting their own names, to being regressed to age 5 or pledge their undying love to complete strangers in a highly original version of “The Newlywed Game.” Flip’s volunteers often awaken from their hypnotic trance reporting they feel more relaxed, less stressed, along with the ability to sleep better, have more energy and a renewed libido!
Orley’s journey to becoming the country’s hippest hypnotist of his time began when he bought a book in the 6th grade called “How to Pick Up Girls Through Hypnotism.” Although the advice in that particular book did not pay off, Orley became obsessed with the subject, realizing the creative potential and learned everything he could about it. Flip studied psychology at University of Arizona with the intention of becoming a clinical hypnotist. It was while majoring in psychology at the University of Arizona, however, that Orley discovered stand-up comedy.