Roderick Russell

Roderick Russell

Professional Sword Swallower, Mind Reader, Stage Hypnotist & Speaker

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Professional sword swallower, mind reader, hypnotist & speaker Roderick Russell has been relentlessly touring the country for over sixteen years entertaining, presenting and speaking to audiences of all sizes. Renowned for his exploration of what he calls “the fringe of human experience,” he’s dedicated to uncovering what makes us all extraordinary while providing unique entertainment and unusual insights into human potential. Whether you’re looking for pure, amazing entertainment to attract record-sized audiences, or to experience a unique educational lecture performance or keynote presentation, Roderick Russell has something to offer. Almost Psychic – Mindreading / Mentalism and Sword Swallowing at its Finest Through the use of applied psychology, misdirection and a healthy dose of good old fashioned manipulation, Roderick Russell takes the traditional skills of the stage psychic to all new, never-before-seen heights. Though he’ll show you precisely how he’s doing it through skill and the aid of behavioral science, you’ll gasp in awe at the remarkable nature of the human mind and the limitless potential that it possesses. Using cold reading, lie detection, suggestion and persuasion, he’ll show you precisely how public your “private” thoughts really are – at least to someone that’s paying attention. Witty, amazing and unforgettable. Comedy Stage Hypnosis – The Most Hilarious and Captivating Show You’ll Ever See A whirlwind tour of the many states of consciousness that will leave you laughing so hard your face will hurt! Mysterious, amazing and ridiculously funny all at the same time. A masterpiece of interactive comedy and hypnotic technique. Remarkably Human – The Lecture Performance / Keynote Experience An event that is part TED-style educational talk, part interactive mind-bending performance. Through personal stories, entertaining and jaw-dropping demonstrations and a life spent exploring what it means to be and become remarkable, Roderick discusses the question of what drives us to succeed and, more importantly, what stops us. Discover how fear and calculated risk can be your allies, not your enemies. You’ll learn how to turn your biggest obstacles into your most powerful tools for success – with examples from Roderick’s strange world of sword swallowing, mind reading and even mountain climbing. Simultaneously fun and profound. Come for the entertainment. Walk away with the message. Roderick is the author and host of Remarkably Human Radio: The Art & Science of Being Remarkable. His exploits have been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, the Guinness Book of World Records and more. He travels nationally and calls Burlington, VT his home.




As seen in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
Voted Best of the Discovery Channel
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Grant Winner
MTV Spring Break Barbados Featured Entertainer
Guinness World Record Holder
iTunes Top 50 Podcaster
Certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy