Alan Sands Entertainment


The Legacy of Alan Sands

bio jessicaHi. I’m Jessica. I’m going to be an Emmy Award Winning actress and dancer. It’s inevitable; it runs in my family. My great-grandfather was a magician; my grandfather, George Sands, was a famous magician and creator of original magic. Grandpa George published many books for magicians, including the two books that pioneered the craft of balloon sculpting and two pioneering rope routines.

My grandmother was a ventriloquist, and my aunt Robin, is the most popular singing telegram performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She owns All Star Showgrams

My cousin, Ashlee Fife Stolle, was a Broadway dancer; and was married to Jeremy Stolle, one of the cast members and the Understudy for the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in New York City.

My cousin, Cameron Fife, is a movie writer/producer in Hollywood; my cousin, Malcolm Fife, does post-production sound for major motion p with so many top box office credits that it's impossible to list them all. My cousin, Bernadette Fife, is a Theater Director and Technical Manager for a University. Yet another cousin, Heather Fife, is a teacher in New York City's High School of Performing Arts. That is a theatrical family tree, wouldn't you say?

Then there's my dad, Alan Sands, who this website is about. He does a comedy hypnosis show and a prop comedy magic act. His magic act has taken him all over the world — but he wanted to be even funnier, so now he does this wacky hypnosis show! Dad loves doing comedy hypnosis because he draws huge audiences, and he has a following of people who come to see him year after year at fairs, festivals and high school events.

Anyway, enough about my dad; he always gets the attention! And besides, he says if he can’t stay on top, he’ll be my manager (and he's a really good manager; did I mention he also has a talent agency?). So please don't book him! Keep your eyes on me because I will be a big star someday. It’s in my blood!

Comedy Hypnotist & Magician Alan Sands – Personal Background

Raised in the Catskill Mountain resorts in upstate New York, Alan Sands began traveling with his father, George Sands (magician and creator of multiple books on magic, balloon sculpture, and puppetry), when he was only three years old. “People ask how long I've been performing. Since before I was born!” says Sands. “My father was a professional entertainer. He never had a real job, either.”

Alan first appeared on stage when he was three, assisting his father. By six years old, Sands was entertaining audiences. He won his first talent contest at age the age of 12, and he began performing professionally at 17. While attending high school, Alan began honing his skills as a hypnotist at parties.

Making a Career of It Alan worked his way through college, doing balloons and performing comedy magic at Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 39 in San Francisco. There he polished his act and perfected his talent at making an audience feel comfortable with him from the moment he walked on stage. "It’s a specific talent and hard to describe," says Sands, "but accomplished street performers understand that when you begin your show, you must make your audience love you, so they want to stay until the end." (And then they give you money!). This talent of making people feel like they are in his living room or at a backyard gathering is unique to Alan’s performances and what makes clients want him back year after year.

After taking his clinical hypnosis training in 1997, he became a Certified Stage Hypnotist in 1998. Alan has performed at over 250 state, county, and agriculture fairs, exhibitions, and festivals. He has entertained at a hundred colleges, a dozen casinos, multiple extended runs at amusement parks, about 750 company picnics, dozens of comedy clubs, theaters, conventions, and cruise ships, as well as over 400 high school shows for grad nights and p parties.

Alan Sands Entertainment

In addition to traveling all over the country and the world, Alan supports a roster of talented performers through his talent agency, Alan Sands Entertainment. Alan books performers all over the country and even has a roster of Canada's Cream de la Creme performers, The Tesseract Troupe. Alan's latest endeavor is to create a mentoring process for up-and-coming hypnotists. Alan brings aspiring hypnotists on tour, using his experience and expertise to guide the young performers on the road to their success.


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Alan Sands has taken his show to 46 U.S. states and Canada; to Beijing, China; Malaysia; South Africa; and Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

Other markets include fairs, festivals, exhibitions and amusement parks; company picnics and corporate parties; cruise ships, casinos, and comedy clubs.

Completed 200 hours training in clinical hypnotherapy at the The Hypnotherapy Training Institute, with Randal Churchill and Marleen Mulder, The Teachers of the Teachers, and Ormond McGill, ‘The Dean of American Hypnotists’.

Completed 100 hours of Gestalt Training with the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix (2003–2004).

Trained with Masters of Stage Hypnosis Shelly Stockwell, Ormond McGill, and Jerry Valley.

Much credit goes to Terry Stokes, Sr. as a major influence. Alan performed as a magician on many stages with Terry Stokes, Sr., who was entertaining throughout the 1980s and early '90s.