Boris Cherniak

  • Comedian
  • Hypnotist
  • Team Building Fascilitator
  • TV Guest

Boris Cherniak is a multiple award winning comedian hypnotist, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, actor and author. He regularly appears on television showcasing incredible powers of hypnosis and power of positive thinking. Boris motivates and inspires. He appears in upwards of 300 live performances a year. Boris presents a comical point of view, while leaving a lasting impression and enlightening his audiences. His stage name, Incredible Boris, describes the sentiment of every performance literally - a positive attitude and constant state of mind. Boris delivers a powerful message of limitless possibilities.

Boris was born in Moscow, Russia on December 12, 1964. He came to Canada when he was 10 years old. As a child, he lived across the road from the Moscow Circus and was a regular fixture in the audience and backstage. He was mentored by world-famous clowns Yury Nikulin (Yury Nikulin's Moscow Circus) and Oleg Popov.

As a teen, Boris read the new-age classic The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein, which is a true story about a hypnotist involved in a past life regression with a female subject - a lady is regressed past her birth, only to reveal names, locations and events of a past. The hypnotist records the session, follows up on the facts provided, and they happen to be true - the events, people and locations actually existed. Excited about a fascinating subject and a skeptic, Boris having the need to know more, devours every book available on the subject of hypnosis, hypnotism, hypnotists and hypnotherapy. Follow up books by the Amazing Randi provided incredible insights to the subject, giving possible explanations and solutions.

Boris started hypnotizing people at parties and get-togethers. Early on, friends provided ideas, which have evolved into dramatic and theatrical stage routines today. Boris' creativity and desire to succeed drove him to learn more and perform as much as he could. Incredible amount of stage time and determination allowed development of a unique stage persona and wealth of unforgettable stage routines. He continued gathering all available information about hypnosis, psychology and any other related subjects he could absorb the information from. York University, University of Toronto and Seneca College provided training in the fields of psychology and computers. Even though the two fields do not appear to be related, computer and mind programming are very similar. They provide logical solutions to given instructions. Boris continues to learn and improve his knowledge. He is a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist. His practice primarily encompasses the entertainment field and motivational team building events. Boris is a member of several hypnosis guilds and organisations. His motivational book of life experiences to inspire the reader is called "You Can Do Anything" and is available on Amazon.

Initially, Boris used his first name only, similiar to other one-name performers. Eventually, after agents, promoters and club owners kept adding different adjectives, it was changed to Hypnotist The Incredible BORIS, which described the sentiment of the show more precisely. "Incredible" was used the most.

First professional engagement as a comedy hypnotist at the age of 17, gave start to a vast entertainment career that lead to worldwide performances from Amsterdam to Bermuda, Asia, Middle East and across USA and Canada. Boris' entertaining career spans over 30 years. Boris regularly performs in venues from theatres and night clubs, colleges and universities, to corporate events, comedy clubs, theater and casino showrooms. The show is hilarious and audience members shine in front of their peers and friends. Breaking numerous attendance records, word of mouth has been the best form of advertisement. The show is called A Hilarious Hypnotic Event with Hypnotist The Incredible BORIS and is often re-booked repeatedly.

Music has been a large part of Boris' life. He is a child prodigy, having completed grade six of Royal Conservatory of Music in flute and also proficient in six other musical instruments - guitar, saxophone, base, drums, piano and clarinet. That love for music is incorporated into the show today - music keeps the rapid pace between the never-ending laughter.

The show always delivers a positive message. Participants are treated with dignity and respect, while showcasing unlimited potential and immense powers of the mind. At the end of every show, Boris emparts positive suggestions to participants and the audience as a thanks for their involvement. The show breaks ground and elevates the observer to a higher level of consciousness. The best way to learn is through laughter.

Boris uses his trademarked catch phrase Let It Sync In ™ or Let It Sink In ™ to signify a suggestion given to the participants.

Boris has been featured on numerous television programs. He showcases hilarious ways to control minds in unforgettable comedy routines. The hypnotized subjects are stars of the show, always presented in a positive light. Boris is a regular guest expert on Maury, helping people with unusual fears and phobias. He has also appeared on Montel, Howie Mandel Show, The Vegas Show, Comics! among many others, and prominent comedy festivals - Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Boston Comedy Festival.

On March 10, 2008 Boris followed Jane Fonda and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York at the Women as Global Leaders Conference in Dubai, U.A.E. - a royal command performance. The presentation was so well received, Boris was asked to do an encore performance, as well as returning later that year for a return engagement.

Boris received numerous national and international awards and nominations. He is a proud receipient of two Global Leader Awards for his positive presentations that stand out. Boris has won the prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award twice, a national award presented to a performer by special event planning community. He was nominated for 2010 Canadian Comedy Award for his one-person show, being the first hypnotist ever to appear at the awards. Boris continues to present excellence on stage and behind the scenes and has receved more than 20 other award nominations to date.

Boris is credited as the inventor of the term "google me", having put it in a press release in 2004. He also regularly uses it on stage, to describe searching online for his web site using the popular search engine. In December 2011, Boris was hired by Google for their holiday celebrations.

In 2011, Boris entertained troops in Afghanistan's Bagram Air Field as part of Operation HOT - Honoring Our Troops. When Operation HOT returned to Afghanistan and Kuwait in 2013, Boris was asked to join the team once again.This time, Operation HOT 2nd Deployment was able to reach the most remote Forward Operating Bases as well as performing a grandstand show in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the Joint Task Force troops. Boris was honored with commendations from the City of Houston and letters from the white house from President Obama for his efforts.

In 2014, Boris joined the elite team of inspiring TED speakers with "I can do anything" TED talk at TEDxYouth event.

The passion with which Boris takes the stage is engaging and contagious, while the impact of his presentation is unforgettable.

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    Attitude, Coaching, Entertainment, Humor, Inspiration, Keynote, Motivation, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Teambuilding, TED Talks

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    Canada

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    $7,500 - $10,000

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Boris Cherniak - Comedy Hypnotist | The Incredible Boris | TEDxYouth@Toronto

Boris Cherniak - Hilarious Comedy Hypnotist

Boris Cherniak - Making Simple Things Impossible

Hilarious Corporate Keynote Speaker, Author & Motivational Hypnotist Boris Cherniak

Boris Cherniak is a multiple award winning comedian hypnotist, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, actor and author. He regularly appears on television showcasing incredible powers of hypnosis and power of positive thinking. Boris motivates and inspires. He appears in upwards of 300 live performances a year. Boris presents a comical point of view, while leaving a lasting impression and enlightening his audiences. His stage name, Incredible Boris, describes the sentiment of every performance literally - a positive attitude and constant state of mind. Boris delivers a powerful message of limitless possibilities.

Boris was born in Moscow, Russia on December 12, 1964. He came to Canada when he was 10 years old. As a child, he lived across the road from the Moscow Circus and was a regular fixture in the audience and backstage. He was mentored by world-famous clowns Yury Nikulin (Yury Nikulin's Moscow Circus) and Oleg Popov.

As a teen, Boris read the new-age classic The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein, which is a true story about a hypnotist involved in a past life regression with a female subject - a lady is regressed past her birth, only to reveal names, locations and events of a past. The hypnotist records the session, follows up on the facts provided, and they happen to be true - the events, people and locations actually existed. Excited about a fascinating subject and a skeptic, Boris having the need to know more, devours every book available on the subject of hypnosis, hypnotism, hypnotists and hypnotherapy. Follow up books by the Amazing Randi provided incredible insights to the subject, giving possible explanations and solutions.

Boris started hypnotizing people at parties and get-togethers. Early on, friends provided ideas, which have evolved into dramatic and theatrical stage routines today. Boris' creativity and desire to succeed drove him to learn more and perform as much as he could. Incredible amount of stage time and determination allowed development of a unique stage persona and wealth of unforgettable stage routines. He continued gathering all available information about hypnosis, psychology and any other related subjects he could absorb the information from. York University, University of Toronto and Seneca College provided training in the fields of psychology and computers. Even though the two fields do not appear to be related, computer and mind programming are very similar. They provide logical solutions to given instructions. Boris continues to learn and improve his knowledge. He is a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist. His practice primarily encompasses the entertainment field and motivational team building events. Boris is a member of several hypnosis guilds and organisations. His motivational book of life experiences to inspire the reader is called "You Can Do Anything" and is available on Amazon.

Initially, Boris used his first name only, similiar to other one-name performers. Eventually, after agents, promoters and club owners kept adding different adjectives, it was changed to Hypnotist The Incredible BORIS, which described the sentiment of the show more precisely. "Incredible" was used the most.

First professional engagement as a comedy hypnotist at the age of 17, gave start to a vast entertainment career that lead to worldwide performances from Amsterdam to Bermuda, Asia, Middle East and across USA and Canada. Boris' entertaining career spans over 30 years. Boris regularly performs in venues from theatres and night clubs, colleges and universities, to corporate events, comedy clubs, theater and casino showrooms. The show is hilarious and audience members shine in front of their peers and friends. Breaking numerous attendance records, word of mouth has been the best form of advertisement. The show is called A Hilarious Hypnotic Event with Hypnotist The Incredible BORIS and is often re-booked repeatedly.

Music has been a large part of Boris' life. He is a child prodigy, having completed grade six of Royal Conservatory of Music in flute and also proficient in six other musical instruments - guitar, saxophone, base, drums, piano and clarinet. That love for music is incorporated into the show today - music keeps the rapid pace between the never-ending laughter.

The show always delivers a positive message. Participants are treated with dignity and respect, while showcasing unlimited potential and immense powers of the mind. At the end of every show, Boris emparts positive suggestions to participants and the audience as a thanks for their involvement. The show breaks ground and elevates the observer to a higher level of consciousness. The best way to learn is through laughter.

Boris uses his trademarked catch phrase Let It Sync In ™ or Let It Sink In ™ to signify a suggestion given to the participants.

Boris has been featured on numerous television programs. He showcases hilarious ways to control minds in unforgettable comedy routines. The hypnotized subjects are stars of the show, always presented in a positive light. Boris is a regular guest expert on Maury, helping people with unusual fears and phobias. He has also appeared on Montel, Howie Mandel Show, The Vegas Show, Comics! among many others, and prominent comedy festivals - Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Boston Comedy Festival.

On March 10, 2008 Boris followed Jane Fonda and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York at the Women as Global Leaders Conference in Dubai, U.A.E. - a royal command performance. The presentation was so well received, Boris was asked to do an encore performance, as well as returning later that year for a return engagement.

Boris received numerous national and international awards and nominations. He is a proud receipient of two Global Leader Awards for his positive presentations that stand out. Boris has won the prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award twice, a national award presented to a performer by special event planning community. He was nominated for 2010 Canadian Comedy Award for his one-person show, being the first hypnotist ever to appear at the awards. Boris continues to present excellence on stage and behind the scenes and has receved more than 20 other award nominations to date.

Boris is credited as the inventor of the term "google me", having put it in a press release in 2004. He also regularly uses it on stage, to describe searching online for his web site using the popular search engine. In December 2011, Boris was hired by Google for their holiday celebrations.

In 2011, Boris entertained troops in Afghanistan's Bagram Air Field as part of Operation HOT - Honoring Our Troops. When Operation HOT returned to Afghanistan and Kuwait in 2013, Boris was asked to join the team once again.This time, Operation HOT 2nd Deployment was able to reach the most remote Forward Operating Bases as well as performing a grandstand show in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the Joint Task Force troops. Boris was honored with commendations from the City of Houston and letters from the white house from President Obama for his efforts.

In 2014, Boris joined the elite team of inspiring TED speakers with "I can do anything" TED talk at TEDxYouth event.

The passion with which Boris takes the stage is engaging and contagious, while the impact of his presentation is unforgettable.

You Can Do Anything

Author of a book that bears the name of this program, this unique and interactive demonstration of power of suggestion shows ways to overcome challenges and discover people's untapped potential. The format is fast-paced and entertaining. Employees at all levels will embrace future with innovation, productivity, creative and positive thinking. Attendees will learn to focus on maximizing their potential. This keynote or seminar is hilarious, interactive and informative.

Program Your Mind for Success

High achievers set goals and envision success. Boris provides a simple method to use daily to program your mind for success. Prophetic thinking will be your way of life that leads to a path of happiness, productivity and success. Programming through power of suggestion, self-talk or prophetic thinking is demonstrated in a highly interactive and hilarious presentation of mind control that will be hard to outdo at the next company event.

Fear No Fear

Boris is a regular guest expert on Maury, helping people with unusual and extreme phobias, which makes him uniquely qualified to discuss how easily fears can be overcome. This unique and interactive presentation teaches attendees that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear is learned and we all have them – public speaking, darkness and even the unknown. The presentation is interactive, hilarious and delivers the message loud and clear to help attendees deal with change, fear, stress, and achieving goals. Highly entertaining and powerful keynote presentation where attendees become stars.

Vice President, Centennial Optical Ltd.

...you by far exceeded our expectations and left the audience in disbelief and at the edge of their seats throughout the entire show! You were very professional, easy to work with, prompt in your communication and displayed undying enthusiasm for your work. You are extremely talented and put smiles on our faces, while fully engaging the audience. As all material used in the performance was catered to our audience it made the show highly entertaining. We received extremely positive feedback from our team and it was the highlight of our event. Hence, you gave us a fantastic event to laugh and remember for many years to come. We will have a hard time exceeding the expectations of our team next year.

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada

Our corporate holiday party was a success with the Incredible BORIS. It was very entertaining and kept the staff talking about it for weeks. I would definitely recommend him for your next company function.

Office Manager VFM Leonardo Inc

"I laughed so hard I cried" and “my face hurts from smiling so much” are some of the comments I received after our corporate holiday party with the Incredible Boris. The show was hilarious and kept us laughing the whole time.
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