Hypnotist Joshua Seth to perform

Denver Collins

Students who attend the Joshua Seth Comedy Show tonight in the Kiva may find themselves dozing off during the performance. But that’s not to say it’s going to be a boring show.

Hypnotist Joshua Seth is returning to Kent State to display his unusual mental abilities in a performance that combines hypnotism and humor. He first came to Kent State in 1976 as a uniquely gifted 8-year-old student. Here, he was tested for ESP and other cognitive abilities, according to his biography at www.joshuaseth.com.

He graduated from New York University with bachelor’s degrees in film/TV and philosophy in 1991. Since then, he has toured the world entertaining people on cruise ships and at universities. He has used his hypnotic tone to voice a wide array of cartoon characters, such as on the “Cowboy Bebop” TV show and the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

He is well-known in for his prime-time specials in Tokyo, in which he hypnotizes celebrities and audience members, making them do strange, humorous things.

The Kent State Anime Society is sponsoring the comedy show. The show is free and starts at 7 p.m.

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