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Gary Conrad Ann Arbor Michigan May 2012

Gary Conrad

You are getting verrry funny

From the May, 2012 issue

Exploiting hypnotism for its comic potential is at least as old as vaudeville, and when vaudeville died, it had a good second run as a sitcom subplot in the 50s and 60s. In vaudeville and sitcoms, the audience laughed at victims made to bark like dogs, cluck like chickens, and what not; the hypnotist was the straight guy, cloaked in a shield of science, even if

 
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