Comedy Icon Colin Mochrie to Perform Live with Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci
St. Petersburg, FLA (July 30, 2019) – From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and improv come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience, HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on September 6th at 8:00 pm.
Tickets start at $35.50 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.themahaffey.com or by calling (727) 300-2000.
How it Works: Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis by Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The contestants are methodically and hysterically whittled down until the five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Co-creator Colin Mochrie takes the stage to improvise with the top five while they are still under hypnosis, turning the show into an improv extravaganza.
About Colin Mochrie: One of the most prolific improvisers in the world, Mochrie is best known as one of the stars of both the British and U.S. TV shows, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, currently in its 4th season on the CW Network. Mochrie has toured the world with fellow Whoser Brad Sherwood for the past 12 years.
About Asad Mecci: A Master Hypnotist, Mecci has performed on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, Maxim Online, HGTV, and has been written about in the NY Times, the Huffington Post and Maxim Magazine. When he is not performing on stage, Mecci uses hypnosis to help people lose weight, reduce stress and achieve peak performance.
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programming and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater! Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment, and cultural experiences.