The Mastermind Show with Curtis The Mentalist
Mall Santas and the Let‘s Go Brandon Sign

Mall Santas and the Let‘s Go Brandon Sign

November 24, 2021
Today we're going to talk about what it's like to work as a Mall Santa, and some  stories from the men who've actually donned the big red suits, including a funny personal story about the time yours truly played a mall Santa, and a little bit about Veteran's Day. 
 
Also, during a recent show, a lady comes onstage and gives me a double dose of the "Let's Go Brandon" Signal.  Why?  Not sure really, but I'll tell the story and YOU can decide.
 
 Video of Noerr Programs Santa University:
 
Mall Santas telling their stories on Blazo Comedy:
 
Heywood Banks' hilarious song "TOAST"
 
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40 Hilarious Things We Are All Guilty of Doing and Facebook Announces It‘s New Name

40 Hilarious Things We Are All Guilty of Doing and Facebook Announces It‘s New Name

November 10, 2021
I don't know about you, but recently I've been in a bit of a funk.  There's so much crazy stuff going on in our country.  The inmates are running the asylum it seems.
 
I have not had a Facebook account for over a year now, and I don't miss it one bit.  My business has not suffered any as a result of it.  I'm am still booking gigs, keeping in touch with friends and family, and going pretty strong.
 
I have to occasionally take a break from all of the negativity.  I recently came across a list of 40 different funny and strange things that people do that I found a bit amusing.  There was practically nothing on this list that I have not done in some way, shape, or form.  I'm sure you will think the same thing.  I have curated a handful from this list of 40 and talk about and expound on them some today on this episode of the podcast.  Are there any in particular that YOU are guilty of?
 
Read the full article at Best of Life Online:
 
Read Jake Hancock's article about Facebook's new name and what it means:
 
Chicago's "Meta Company" Sues Facebook Over Name:
 
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November 13th @ 5PM last show of the year in Tulsa! Get tickets at
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David Copperfield Wrote A Book and Women In Magic

David Copperfield Wrote A Book and Women In Magic

November 3, 2021

International star magician and illusionist David Copperfield recently published a new book entitled "David Copperfield's History of Magic."  Rachel Shteir of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote a review of this book, and I felt compelled to say something about it.  Her review includes a somewhat critical section about David's insufficient homage to some of the women in magic history; so... I felt compelled to say something about this also.  I mean, that's what people do in podcasts sometimes; say something in response to things other people have said.

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Saturday, Nov 6th @5:00 PM at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Wichita, KS.

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Saturday, Nov 13th @5:00 PM at the Loony Bin Comedy Club in Tulsa, OK.

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The Alec Baldwin Shooting, The Time I Almost Killed Several Men, and Fall Festivals

The Alec Baldwin Shooting, The Time I Almost Killed Several Men, and Fall Festivals

October 24, 2021
Alec Baldwin fired a "prop gun" while on set of the film "Rust," and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.  Many on social media and elsewhere are insisting that it is absolutely not his fault and that the blame lies on others in the production crew.  I talk about this from the perspective of an actor who has been on several movie sets involving the use of guns, and as an 8 year military veteran in a combat arms MOS with considerable gun safety training. 
 
I also share a deeply personal experience about the time I almost killed several of my fellow soldiers during a training exercise in Alaska, as well as a recent experience with a Fall Festival show and why I rarely book them anymore...BY CHOICE.
 
Chapters of the Episode:
 
Intro and Opening Comments:  0:00 - 06:38
 
Why I Rarely Book Festivals or Outdoor Shows: 06:38   
 
The Alec Baldwin Shooting: 22:50
 
The Time I Almost Killed Several Men (True Story): 37:07
 
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Aaron Rodgers Owns My Ass, Millennial Audience Members, and High School After Proms

Aaron Rodgers Owns My Ass, Millennial Audience Members, and High School After Proms

October 21, 2021
Today I talk about Aaron Rodgers' recent' "I own you, I f*****g own you" comments to Chicago Bears fans, the ridiculous state of affairs in the NFL, and a trend I've seen for some time in certain Millennials who attend live shows.  I also talk about why I am no longer performing shows for high school after proms.  
 
UPCOMING PUBLIC SHOW
Oct 23rd Conway Springs Kansas Fall Festival Show
1:00 PM City Center Main Stage
 
Booking Corporate Holiday shows--dates are limited.
 
 
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Aaron Rodgers Interview on Pat McAfee's show:
 
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Who‘s The Best Count Dracula?  An Excerpt from Thomas Sowell and Hilarious IT Stories

Who‘s The Best Count Dracula? An Excerpt from Thomas Sowell and Hilarious IT Stories

October 4, 2021

Halloween is right around the corner and Curtis is one of the few mentalists who could care less.  No séances, haunted houses or bizarre magic shows are put on by this dude.  However, he does have a favorite Count Dracula that he chats about, along with reading a funny excerpt from one of his favorite writers Thomas Sowell, as well as some hilarious stories from IT workers who share some of the ridiculous customer support calls they've been on that will make anyone with even a fleeting knowledge of computers, phones, etc., feel like a tech wizard.

Don't forget, no show this Saturday Oct 9th in Tulsa. Curtis will be in Denver all weekend to perform at a three-day convention.  
 
Oct 23rd Conway Springs Kansas Fall Festival Show
 
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Orson Welles speaks to David Frost on Cold Reading
 
BuzzFeed Article of Hilarious IT Stories
 
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Surviving COVID, Dustin Tavella Wins AGT, and Pet Peeves

Surviving COVID, Dustin Tavella Wins AGT, and Pet Peeves

September 29, 2021

Why the five-week hiatus?  Curtis does some s'plainin' in this episode.

Another magician wins  on AGT.  Congratulations to Dustin Tavella, this year's finale winner of America's Got Talent!  See the announcement here.

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My Guest Has Worked With Robin Williams, David Bowie, Steven Spielberg, and Orson Welles, Just To Name A Few

My Guest Has Worked With Robin Williams, David Bowie, Steven Spielberg, and Orson Welles, Just To Name A Few

August 16, 2021
I have a very special guest on the show today...I told you about him last week.  I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have him sitting and chatting with me today.  He's a man who has circled the entertainment globe a number of times.  He has some great stories to share with us from over 50 years in the entertainment business as a comedy magician, actor, speaker, and variety entertainer.  He's performed for and worked with such world-renown names such as David Bowie, Kenny Rogers, Steven Spielberg, and Orson Welles, just to name a few.  Originally from London, he's entertained British Royalty, American Presidents, Business Legends and Hollywood Icons.  In Las Vegas he's performed at Bally's, Caesar's Palace, Harrah's, and the Luxor and has been regular featured performer on most major cruise ship lines.  In my opinion, this is a guy who has just done it all--he's  had a wonderful career in the world of magic, comedy and entertainment.  Ladies and gentlemen please welcome with me, Mr. Nick Lewin. 
 
Highlights of the discussion:
 
Early Influences--Anthony Newly, Bob Newhart
Begin working clubs at 18
Move to L.A.
Meets Robin Williams in Newport Beach Laugh Stop
The Magic Castle
A Brit With A Love for Country Music
His relationship with David Bowie
His star-studded audience at his first show at the Magic Castle
Sharing the bill with Morey Amsterdam
Orson Welles
The Entertainment Files
Kenny Rogers and The Gambler
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Kung Fu
Steven Spielberg
Maurice Fogel
 
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The Right Way To Tickle A Rat, Short Attention Spans, and A Cool Mind Reading Stunt You Can Do

The Right Way To Tickle A Rat, Short Attention Spans, and A Cool Mind Reading Stunt You Can Do

August 10, 2021

Did you know there's a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to tickle a rat?  What happens when you DON'T tickle them properly?

I also talk about the decreasing length of people's attention spans and the effect it seems to be having on our society's overall mental health, as well as teaching an amazing old trick that was recently called to memory from many years ago that you can learn in just seven short minutes and blow the minds of your staff, friends, family, and co-workers!

NYT Article About Rat Tickling

 
 
 
I‘m A YouTube Bad Boy, Simone Biles‘ Mental Health, and Our Favorite Serial Killer is Back

I‘m A YouTube Bad Boy, Simone Biles‘ Mental Health, and Our Favorite Serial Killer is Back

August 2, 2021

Well, I've gone and got myself in some pretty serious trouble with YouTube.  Two of my videos have been taken down and my attempts to appeal to YouTube and Fremantle Media have resulted in nothing.  Pretty frustrating going up against these media/platform giants as they can pretty much do whatever they damn well please.  One more strike and they can shut down my channel completely.   

The incident with Simone Biles' withdrawal from the Olympics is supposedly due to "mental health" but is it possible it is because of something else?  What is this "something else?"  Who is our "favorite serial killer?" Why did they take down my videos?  

Well, listen to the episode and I'll tell you!

Also, there will be no August 7th Mastermind Show at the Loony Bin in Wichita.

Next public show is in Tulsa, August 14th @ 5 PM

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