Keith Barry's INCREDIBLE Show in Auckland New Zealand

Keith Barry's INCREDIBLE Show in Auckland New Zealand

 

 

On Wednesday night I, along with other mentalists and magicians here in New Zealand, went to see mentalism's super star Keith Barry perform his Brain Hacker Show. The theater was completely packed.Who   ever says a mentalism show is boring obviously has not seen Keith Barry perform! For over TWO AND A HALF HOURS Keith had every single person on the edge of their seats. There were MANY things that really stuck out for me in this show. First and foremost I realized I was watching somebody who had spent their career working every  possible gig to get to a point where they could produce such an entertaining and polished show. As an audience member I felt I was part of something very special, and something that will be very hard to top with any other show. Keith took the audience on a journey from humor to pathos to elements of suspense. Everything a great theatrical show should have, but what made it so special was he didn't use any large props, no large illusions - he did it all with his personalty


Another thing that stuck out, was how important personality is for any performer. Nobody could have been more of a shining example of this than Keith. It really didn't matter what he did, he sold everything with his personality. He knows his 'character' and he knows exactly what suits and what doesn't. Some performers spend years trying to find out 'who they are', some never get it. Keith definitely knows who he is, and it comes through in the show. Even his 'swearing' on stage is placed in such a way that it is funny, rather than swearing to get a cheap or embbarrased laugh. He is one of those rare artists who doesn't have an attitude on stage when he swears. A lesson there for many people. I think this has something to do with his certain Irish charm. 


Finally, Keith taught us all the importance of entertaining an audience. Sure, he made believers of us all, even after he told us he doesn't believe in Psychics himself - but he just does it so damn well that even I wanted to believe:) Any mentalist who can entertain an entire theatre for over 2 1/2 hours and get a standing ovation deserves the title of the World's Best Mentalist !!