Award Winning Comedy Hypnosis
C.J. Johnson was born in St. Louis, MO and currently lives in the Central Texas Hill Country outside of Austin, Texas area between Liberty Hill and Leander . He is the proud father of three boys, Jonathan (21) and Peter (19) and Nicholas (18). Jonathan and Peter both attend the University of Texas at Austin…
C.J. Johnson was born in St. Louis, MO and currently lives in the Central Texas Hill Country outside of Austin, Texas area between Liberty Hill and Leander . He is the proud father of three boys, Jonathan (21) and Peter (19) and Nicholas (18). Jonathan and Peter both attend the University of Texas at Austin and Nicholas, a Senior at Liberty Hill High School, has signed up to join the United States Marine Corps upon graduation this spring.
Being a Dad has always been C.J.’s main priority – even when away from his kids for extended periods of time. It was always to provide for them. He couldn’t be prouder of the men they have become.
His fascination with magic came at an early age when he was given a magic book “Dunninger’s Monument to Magic” for Christmas one year. Though none of the tricks in the book were ever performed by C.J. (or anyone else probably), that book sparked the interest in magic. That spark faded for a while but was started again in high school when he spent his entire weekly allowance to learn a magic trick ($4.00). It was a card trick that he still uses to this day so he considers it a bargain.
While in Middle School C.J. was given a unicycle by his Aunt Laura and Uncle Buster, and he finally learned how to ride it during his Junior Year in High School. But it was in college where he really got good at riding it – way above average for the time. It was there that he also learned how to juggle and became a bit obsessive with both.
In 1985 C.J. auditioned for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. Though not accepted into that years class the audition literally changed his life. Scott Linker, a clown with Ringling, told him the audition was good, and that C.J. should get more experience in front of a live audience. That’s what he’s been doing every since. C.J. never went to clown college, but he never looked back either!
That audition included a show that consisted of Juggling and Unicycling as did C.J.’s first shows in the College Station, TX area where he attended College at Texas A&M University in the College of Architecture’s Construction Management Department. His first “professional” show was done in trade for an ad in the local “Thrifty Nickle” to advertise his new show.
The more show’s C.J. did the more the audience wanted to see magic and his shows soon evolved into shows that were mostly magic. C.J. still occassionally juggles a little bit in most shows, just to hang on to his roots. In 1991 he was awarded “Best Comedy Magic Act” by the Texas Association of Magicians, and he’s performed at several of their conventions since that time.
In 1994 C.J. began touring theaters & convention centers performing shows as fund raisers for various police groups and civic organizations. He still tours this same circuit of theaters today and they remain his primary client for magic shows today.
At about the same time that C.J. began touring theaters he began an earnest study of hypnosis, reading every book he could get his hands on about the subject, some good, some not so good. Then he got the opportunity to study with Dr. Scott McFall and everything fell into place for C.J. to put his creative talents to the test and create a completely new show using Hypnosis. In the process C.J. was certified as a “Certified & Registered Hypnotherapist” by the American Board of Hypnotherapy and is now one of most in demand stars of the hypnosis world with appearances for casinos, corporations, colleges, night clubs and high schools throughout the country. CJ was also voted as “Hypnotist of the Year” by (the now defuct) CampusAwards.com.
In 2003 C.J.’s dream of becoming a “Game Show Host” was realized, at least, sort of. It was then that C.J. founded “Game Shows To Go”, a business specializing in high production game shows that go to college, corporate and fair events. He’s an occassional host of the games and from time to time you’ll see him with an abundance of hair product, a bright jacket and a smarmy grin as he hosts one of the six shows currently touring.
C.J. is a 1982 Graduate of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, TX and an active alumni of the school and attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and the Dakota Hypnosis Institute.
You can tell a lot about a business person by the length of their relationships and C.J. has been working with many of the same groups for as long as 18 years, with the same business partner for 13 years and the same assistant for over 10 years. Once you’ve started a business relationship with C.J. Johnson you’ll understand why!
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
-Centenary College of Louisiana
C.J. Johnson’s College Hypnosis Show is perfect entertainment for the college audience. There’s drama, intrigue, mystery, and lots and lots of comedy. All with your students as the star of this hilarious show. We can assure you that C.J. Johnson’s Comedy Hypnosis show will be one of the highlights of your campuses programming this year. And once you’ve had C.J. on your campus you’ll invite him back again and again!
C.J. has experience in front of audiences as small as 40-50 and as large as 20,000, from cafeterias at lunch-time to fully equipped 2500 seat theaters and stadiums. No matter what size audience you typically get at your school or what type of venue is available, C.J. will put on the best show possible for your audience. In fact that’s his special gift – pulling the best performances possible out of every volunteer on stage.
From the minute you contact us, you’ll discover why C.J. is one of the most in demand hypnotists in the college market. An awesome show combined with excellent customer service, amazing support before, during and after the show, and very easy technical needs make C.J. Johnson the ideal college performer.
Watch the testimonials to the left, watch the demo video (and listen to the roar of the audience) and imagine that same reaction on your campus. Then fill out a contact form and C.J. will have his college agent contact you with more information.
Many hypnotists charge from $750-$2500 more than he does. Why? They have to pay for all those full color ads you see in the college magazines – or more to the point – YOU have to pay for them. You won’t see us running up our fees to do “image based” advertising. We’d just as soon stay competitively priced and go easier on your budget. In the end we make the same profit and you get to bring more programs to your campus.
60-80% of all schools who book CJ have invited him back to campus again within 2 years! Why? Because the show in highly entertaining and constantly changing. In fact, CJ keeps a database of all the routines he does at your school and then, when returning, makes sure that at least 1/2 of the routines are new the next year! Not many acts are as committed to your long term satisfaction as CJ is, and it shows..
C.J. understands that his job on campus is to make YOU the stars – a job at which he excels.
As a member of NACA or APCA you can take advantage of cooperative buying and save some big money. Check the schedule to see if coop opportunities exist in your area, if not – you can start the block yourself! We regularly reward schools who initiate blocks of shows with discounts or free workshops. If you have schools you work with – get them to be a part of your block of shows and you’ll stretch your budget to the max!
If for any reason, within C.J.’s control, you are not pleased with the show – you don’t have to write a check! C.J.’s goal is total satisfaction. From the time you schedule the show until the auditorium is emptied at the end of the night, C.J. strives to overwhelm you with the level of support from his office. You’ll get a great “Show Support Kit” which includes posters, press releases and promotional ideas, teasers (when schedules permit) and our years of experience in promoting events.
This kind of guarantee assures you that C.J. will do everything in his power to make sure you’re happy with his show. After all – his check is on the line at every performance.
-Karrie Sasich – Gilbert Texas Construction
C.J. Johnson’s comedy hypnosis show is the PERFECT KICK-OFF EVENT!
Imagine giving everyone at your next event something to talk about, something to break the ice.
Imagine taking a handful of people and creating “instant celebrities” at your meeting.
Imagine creating something for fun and friendly debate that everyone can participate in.
Imagine embedding YOUR SALES MESSAGE into a sponsored show so attendees associate YOU with a great time, and get a repeated impressions of YOUR COMPANY into a fun filled show.
Now imagine no more C.J. Johnson’s Comedy Hypnosis Show creates more than just laughs at your kick off event – it creates memories and stimulates easy conversation between your guests in a way that no other type of entertainment can even come close to doing.
Best of all, the show is clean, clean, clean! So none of your important guests will get their feathers ruffled. And it’s funny, funny, funny! So everyone will leave your event smiling and laughing. In fact, there’s a good chance that they’ll be laughing about the entertainment and talking about it for years to come. That simply won’t happen with any other type of entertainment.
Meeting planners, destination planners, event managers and direct corporate buyers all agree that C.J. Johnson puts on a great show for the corporate & convention audience at a competitive price and without a lot of demands on site. His job is to make YOUR job easy and to make YOU look good.
Bring the experience of thousands of performances to your next event. That experience counts.
• A clean & hilarious show
• Easy staging requirements
• Full insurance coverage, with additional insured documents available upon request (additional charge may apply)
• Amazingly easy to work with – low demands on site (you have enough to worry about)
• Easily adaptable to just about any situation
• All inclusive pricing available.
• Sound system and lighting packages are available (when driving to the show).
• A 100% Money Back Guarantee that you will not only be happy with the performance, but that you will be THRILLED with it!
CJ Johnson - Comedy Hypnotist for College and Corporate Events
Large Group Hypnotized at NAU
1 HOUR OR LESS