“Christopher Carter has been performing mentalism professionally longer than pretty much anyone. His style has always ensured his shows are fresh, engaging, and truly entertaining. The methods you’re going to learn here are not pipe dreams, this is material that has been refined in front of real audiences for decades! There are very few people I would prefer didn’t do a Penguin lecture because their stuff is too good. Christopher is one of these people. In fact having to write this to tell you that he’s amazing is most infuriating.’– Colin McLeod
“Lots of Magicians give strong, creative lectures. Some magicians are busy doing shows for good fees. Only a few performers check both of those boxes. Christopher Carter, I know first-hand, is in that elite group.”– Ken Weber
“Christopher Carter can do it all. His college shows are legend, his stage act uncanny. As a writer he can script the most brilliant shows. His inventiveness provides a lesson for all mentalists. His work ethic is untouchable, his humor is gentle. If you can learn anything from this true giant of modern mentalism, I promise it can help your career or show. I am proud to have learned from him…..but I can never duplicate his focus and inventiveness.”– Marc Salem
“Christopher Carter is one of my favorite inventors in modern mentalism. His material is among the very bet of its kind in the word—clear, direct, imaginative, hard hitting—and in the heat and pressure of several thousand live performances it has been forced into something of uncommon strength and power. I will remember the first time I saw him for the rest of my life and the more I learn about his work the more amazing it becomes. I would travel more-or-less any distance to hear him discuss his material and will be watching and studying this lecture again and again.”–Nate Staniforth
“Christopher Carter is one of the busiest mentalists working today, and there’s a good reason for that. When creating his material he leaves no stone unturned. Every single step has been meticulously thought out for maximum impact. Any time I can learn from Chris I jump at the chance, because I know what he has to offer will be gold.”– Eric Dittelman
What will he teach?
Stage Mentalism Act.
Tossed Out Deck- Christopher’s take on the classic, filtered through 30 years and thousands of performances.
Three Billet Routine- A real “worker.” Three minds are read under seemingly impossible conditions.
That’s So Cute- A non-gimmicked approach to Staple Gun Roulette that builds to a startling climax.
Horse Fly- A powerfully theatrical version of Art Emerson’s classic Pegasus Page
Miracle- Seven people mix up jumbo alphabet cards and select letters. The mentalist, without looking at them, plays a stage sized game of scrabble, creating the best words possible with their letters. This is a mentalist’s version of a stage illusion. It plays HUGE
Ring Tone- The entire audience writes their cellphone numbers down on cards. A volunteer selects one card and enters the number into his phone, preparing to dial. The mentalist locates the person in the audience whose phone is about to ring.
The Broom and The Watch- A psychokinetic stage illusion. A borrowed broom is balanced across an inverted glass so that it resembles the hour hand of a watch. The mentalist makes it rotate under seemingly impossible conditions.
Who is he?
For almost 30 years, Christopher has been one of the busiest working mentalists in the United States. He has appeared at over 3500 college campuses and well over 1000 corporate events. He has been awarded Entertainer of the Year, Best Live Novelty Act, Best Performing Artist, and Best Male Artist by Campus Activities Magazine, and was the only performer to ever sweep all of the major awards in a single year. He has been awarded the Milbourne Christopher Award in Mentalism by the Milbourne Christopher Foundation, and the Dunninger Award by the Psychic Entertainers Association.
His material is noted for being direct, hard-hitting and fun.