The Master Mentalist: Erik Dobell recently did an interview with Eric Dye from the Entrepreneur Podcast Network!
In the interview, they talk about how Erik first became interested in Mentalism, what it's like running a theater with Chris Collins in Gatlinburg and the role of social media in promoting Impossibilities!
You can listen to the full interview by going to http://epodcastnetwork.com/master-mentalist-erik-dobell-of-the-impossibilities-show/
Gatlinburg's Master Mentalist recently did an interview with Dylan Hodge from the Hodgepodge Podcast!
In the interview they talk about how Erik first became interested in Mentalism and Magic, how Erik met the Magical Comedian Chris Collins, how Impossibilities ended up in Gatlinburg in the first place and more!
Erik's segment starts around the 7:28 mark.
Fan Friday Live is your chance to ask a Magician and a Mentalist whatever you want and they answer it LIVE!
And this week we have Joey & Dan from the Tellin' Tales Comedy Tour which opened today at the Iris Theater in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Find out how they met, who their comic influences are and more!
Fan Friday Live is streamed every Friday from the Iris Theater in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Just go to www.Facebook.com/ImpossibilitiesShow to join in!
Tellin' Tales - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2KhD3tSTno
Video of the Week -(The Elephants of Circus 1903) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7KDZr8e91Y
(Circus 1903 on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKdlRMSIAe0
Erika, Mobile Brochure's Smoky Mountain Explorer, gets mindblown by Chris and Erik at Impossibilities!
And be sure to click HERE to be go to Impossibilities' Mobile Brochure where you can pick up a special coupon to see Impossibilities' in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!
Impossibilities-An Evening of Magic, Mindreading and Mayhem!
Are you looking for an evening of family entertainment in the Great Smoky Mountains? You’re looking for Impossibilities.
Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell present a night of stunning magic, reality shattering mindreading and hilarious mayhem. An evening of family fun where Impossibilities are brought to life right in front of your eyes.
With a combined 40+ years in the art of magic, Chris Collins and Erik Dobell have traveled from Las Vegas to South Korea performing their award winning shows for audiences and companies such as the NFL, Sony Electronics, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Now they bring their critically acclaimed show to the Historic Gatlinburg Space Needle!
You do not want to miss the opportunity to be amazed and astounded by one of the best shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg; you do not want to miss IMPOSSIBILITIES!
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On October 12th Impossibilities' own Erik Dobell will be a special guest on Waxing Cinematic, the podcast about movies hosted by real life movie magicians John Foutz and Jake Almond.
The theme of the episode with be movies about magic. Do you have a favorite magician based movie you'd like to hear them talk about on the show? Leave a comment or send a message to ImpossibilitiesShow@gmail.com
And don't forget to subscribe to Waxing Cinematic at this LINK! If you like movies, you will LOVE this podcast!
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Impossibilities own Mentalist Erik Dobell recently did a Q & A with Alli Marshall at the Mountain Xpress for Impossibilities at the North Carolina Stage Company this weekend in Asheville.
Check out the Q & A below or click HERE to see the original story!
Mountain Xpress: Why do you think that magic shows have less of a following than other forms of entertainment?
Erik Dobell: When Chris and I perform Impossibilities, we’re often told after the show that we’re the first magic show [that audience member has] ever seen. Not because of a lack of interest but a lack of opportunity. On any Friday night, you can bar-hop and check out three different bands. Magicians certainly aren’t that common. That’s why I think it’s so important to present the best show we possibly can, because it may be that person’s first and last time seeing something like this.
Chris Collins came up with the idea of combining his magic show with your mentalist show. Why did you think it was a bad idea at first, and what changed your mind?
While magic and mentalism certainly have things in common, they are very different in performance. The idea of mixing the two to the degree that we ended up doing seemed like it would make a wonky show. Then we put the general outline of the show on paper. Maybe it’s the type of material Chris and I perform, or maybe it’s how we present each piece, but I just started to realize that this could be a really fun show to perform and to see — a show that has a little bit of everything without feeling cluttered. This may sound self-serving but if I wasn’t in the show, I’d happily pay my money to go see it.
What mentalists inspired you to go into the field? How did you get started?
Strangely, I wasn’t inspired by a mentalist. Remember what I said earlier about magic and mentalism shows being rare? I didn’t know what a mentalist was when I got into this. I just wanted to be like Sherlock Holmes, and mentalism seemed like a way to do that.
[My favorite book] is by a guy named T.A. Waters. It is this 900-page monster of his life’s work, and that is what really got me going. The first time I read it, I didn’t understand anything he was talking about, but I knew I wanted to be a mentalist.
Since then, there are a handful of mentalists that really inspire me. I think the big one for me is The Amazing Kreskin who I was fortunate enough to see about three years ago. I also draw a lot of influence from George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield, stand-up comedy in general. I love that they can completely engage an audience for 60 minutes with nothing but jokes and personality.
What would you most like audiences to know about both mentalism and magic?
That they like it, they just don’t know it yet.
Can you give us an idea of what to expect with Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem?
A fun filled, interactive evening with two performers who have been doing this for a long time and want nothing less than to give the audience the best show possible.
We just had a fantastic weekend at the Common Ground Theatre in Durham and the High Point Theatre in High Point, and now we're getting ready for a 3-day run at the North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville North Carolina! Tickets are available HERE
We did an interview with Brynn Lewallen for the NC Stage blog, which you can check out below.
While you're at it, why not check out some of the pictures from this past weekend? If you have any pictures from our shows, feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post them on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
Chris and Erik just got back from doing a live TV spot on Fox8 this morning for Impossibilities at the High Point Theatre this Saturday night.
You can check out the interview and performance below, and don't forget to check out Impossibilities this Saturday night at the High Point Theatre! Tickets are available at www.highpointtheatre.com