Alan Sands Entertainment


Rusty Z


Meet one of the most original comedy Hypnotists in the business.

Comedy Hypnotist Rusty Z, The HypnotiComic™, is one of the few real deal hypnotist / comedians in the business. He's been featured on both A&E and Comedy Central.

Rusty Z doesn't do the standard canned hypnosis demonstration that a magician, DJ or hypnotherapist-turned-stage-hypnotist dishes out, he'll deliver a screamingly funny and audience-appropriate “hypnosis party” with customized jokes and routines tailored to your group!


"I have only heard rave reviews from the kids! My daughter thought you were the best one yet! Thanks for a very successful show!"
 -- Jackie Beer - Lemmon High School Post Prom Organizer, Lemmon, SD
"Rusty Z was awesome last nite. Kids had a hoot and parents helping thought it was very funny. lots of great memories for the kids."
 -- Hallee Gentry, DCHS All Nighter, Glendive MT

Hypnotic Comic Rusty Z, quit his “regular job” a few decades ago.

Before show biz James R. Zingelman (Yes, he has a real name) worked in printing and publishing doing customer service/sales. James started a rock and roll band and played the drums. The band, The Borrowed Times, went on to be named “Denver’s Best Dance Band” by Westword, Denver’s local arts and entertainment newspaper.

Working full time and drumming part time, James wasn't satisfied. He began to pursue a career in comedy (he had written a paper in the 3rd grade proclaiming that he wanted to be a comedian, “like Alan King”, when he grew up). After a few years traveling around the country as a club stand-up, James became a full-time instructor at Comedy Defensive Driving in Dallas, TX.

James moved to Albuquerque, NM and add hypnosis to his comedy act. He studied with some of the best teachers in the hypnosis and hypnotherapy field. The rest is history.

James was already a well-known comedic, so he adopted the stage name “Rusty Z, The Hypnotic Comic.”

James now specializes in comedy hypnosis shows for corporate events, fairs, high schools, associations and other groups.

He also produces and performs his very original hypnosis show show, continues to work as a stand-up comic and writes custom comedy material tailored to each client and audience.

James also has a part-time hypnotherapy business and is constantly adding new titles to his recorded hypnosis product line.




Rusty Z Caricature

Contact Alan Sands to book this act!  800-892-2287