As the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years. His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows, including his most recent series, You’re Back in the Room. The first hypnotism format on TV in the UK for several years, this show garnered huge audiences and proved to be a big prime-time hit for ITV. Due to the unsurmountable success of the show Keith then went on to feature in the Australian and US versions. Both the Australian version (Channel 9) and the US version rebranded Hypnotize Me (CW network) were also very well received. Keith’s new homegrown Irish RTE TV series The Keith Barry Experience aired in the last quarter of 2019. Again due to popular demand a second season has now been commissioned.
As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, Deception with Keith Barry, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Bono, Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many more.
One of Keith’s recent projects saw him working as chief mentalist and hypnotist consultant for the blockbuster movie, Now You See Me. Shot in New Orleans and Paris, it starred Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine and grossed over $360M at the box office. His huge success in working extensively with Woody Harrelson, who plays a mentalist, ensured he was hired as chief magic and mentalist consultant for the sequel, Now You See Me – The Second Act. He worked on this for almost a year, through its filming in London and Macau.
Keith has written, produced and performed many of his own live stage shows over the last fifteen years and has sold out venues in the US, Australia, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the UK and of course his native Ireland. Many companies have engaged Keith to either host or perform his corporate entertainment show at their event. Keith’s performances (both live and virtual) involve him mixing a unique blend of brain hacking and visual magic to blow the minds of his audience. They are also packed with audience participation, where Keith implants and extract thoughts and also predicts the behaviour of the attendees. Keith’s most recent virtual clients include Google, Amazon, PayPal, Dell and Facebook.
Keith has presented at many conferences such as The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, The Pendulum Summit and TED, his TED Talk being in the top twenty-five TED Talks of all time, currently boasting over twenty-five million views. His keynotes are designed to be packed with takeaway content where he explains how to develop a growth mindset and achieve peak performance by reprogramming the subconscious mind. They are also designed to be an interactive, fun, immersive experience with plenty of audience involvement and brain hacking demonstrations to drive home the key touch points and takeaways.
As a mind coach Keith has worked with many world class athletes, business people, influencers and actors to assist them in focusing and improving their techniques and strategies. Amongst Keith’s clients are two of Irelands premier rugby stars, Keith Earls and Rory Best.
A true master of his craft, Keith has gained many awards over the years. These include the James Joyce Award in 2019, ‘Best Magician in Las Vegas 2009’, as voted for by The Las Vegas Review Journal and the prestigious ‘Merlin Award’ for Mentalist of the Year in 2009, joining the ranks of past recipients including Penn and Teller and David Copperfield.