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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.


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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. 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, providing 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. He is currently writing a motivational book that uses his life experiences to inspire the reader.

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 and across USA and Canada. Having spent 30 years entertaining, Boris regularly performs in venues from theatres and night clubs, to corporate events 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 finished grade six of the 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. The participants are treated with dignity and respect, while showcasing unlimited potential and immense powers of the mind. At the end of every show Boris gives positive suggestions to the 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 volunteers, who are the 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 the 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 has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. He is a proud receipient of two Global Leader Awards for his positive presentation that stand out. Boris has won the prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award twice, a national award presented to a performer by the special event planning community. He was nominated for the 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 June 2011, Boris entertained troops in Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Field as part of Operation H.O.T. – Honoring Our Troops, for which he received a commendation from the City of Houston and a letter from the white house from President Obama. When Operation HOT returned to Afghanistan and Kuwait in June 2013, Boris was asked to join the team once again.This time, Operation HOT was able to reach some of the most remote Forward Operating Bases as well as performing a grandstand show in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the Joint Task Force troops.

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

Show Description


Boris is a charismatic performer. Laughter fills the showroom during the entire performance. The hypnosis process is thoroughly explained and volunteers are invited to participate on stage. Volunteers are quickly hypnotized, followed by a collection of hilarious comedy routines carefully crafted to entertain and not embarrass, while delivering motivational messages. Each performance is filled with unique and unforgettable material. Side splitting comedy and improvisation is combined with audience participation. Boris brings out people’s hidden talents and puts a hilarious twist to what we consider reality. Theatrics and music are a big part of the show. The audience is inspired and entertained. Boris brings unprecedented stage experience and carefully crafted routines to make the participants shine. The material is customized to every group and no two shows are the same. Laughter will fill the venue in the hands of a skilled hypnotist and master showman.

As a keynote speaker, Boris provides motivation and team building as part of his hypnosis show. He regularly performs for many top names in the corporate world – Google, Microsoft, 3M, Sysco just to name a few. If you are looking for team building and inspiration for your group, this is a perfect speaker presentation. At college and university campuses, Boris shows students limitless posibilities of the mind, while presenting a hilarious performance. Theatre and casino showrooms boast happy customers who return to see the show repeatedly.


Participants are always treated with kindness and respect. The show is comical and always classy and tasteful.

Boris has won numerous national and international awards that is a testament to his ability to entertain. He effortlessly achieves audience participation. His knowledge of psychology will have people in your group eagerly volunteering to be part of this show. Nothing needs to be pre-arranged. It all happens right in front of your eyes. Boris has devised a very fast hypnosis induction that will have people saying “How did he do that?”.

The show is musical and fast pace, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat. Music enhances and complements each performance. Boris chooses his routines carefully to tell inspirational stories and get attendees to interact with one another. He often incorporates organizer messages and brands into his show and has enhanced corporate events and product launches. The show is extremely captivating and normally lasts 60 to 90 minutes. The vast amount of comedy keeps the audience entertained and wanting more. You may see memorable routines involving Hollywood themes, like being a contestant on a reality television program.

Boris demonstrates how to break out of our shells to achieve limitless possibilities through mind control. His stage persona is friendly and his reputation preceeds him. People volunteer to be part of the show with great enthusiasm. Boris helps people tap into their creative abilities. With the help of imagination and power of suggestion, people travel to far-away destinations, take glamorous vacations, spend time on sandy beaches and enjoy White Water Rafting on the Colorado River without ever leaving the performance venue. They become celebrities and fashion models. His trademark routine is often talked about afterwards, where a participant answers to the name is “Chip”, forgetting their real one. If you were a skeptic before, after the show you will be convinced about the authenticity of hypnosis.


The Incredible BORIS is dazzling audiences worldwide. He has appeared live across USA, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Japan, Hawaii and even Dubai and Amsterdam. He has entertained the troops across the word, most recently in Afghansitan and Kuwait. He is a favorite on college and university campuses during orientation, frosh week and carnival. His appearances draw record crowds at festivals and fairs. You can also find this hypnotist performing in theaters, casino showrooms, cruise ships and countless corporate events. His fascinating show delivers a wow factor that event planners rave about – it makes them look great for booking this exciting performer. HE also makes it simple for the booker behind the scenes with a flawless user experience. His reputation is unmatched and his fan base constantly grows. That is why, Boris is often hired back by popular demand year after year.

Boris is a frequently featured guest on numerous television talk shows. He knows his craft so well that he became a regular on the Maury show helping people with fears and phobias. He has also appeared on Howie Mandel Show, The Vegas Show, Comics, Montel, among many others. His comedic talents were showcased at the Boston Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

Boris is an expert in psychology, hypnotism, body language and power of suggestion. He knows how to use language and human behavior to achieve success and maximum effect. He is a comedian who presents his craft using hypnosis.
The Incredible BORIS is everything his name suggests – a way to describe a positive attitude and a constant state of mind. Boris is a hypnotists’ hypnotist, tours extensively and brings a spark to any event.

Client Testimonials

Elevating hypnotism from parlor shtick to a comedic state of mind!
Entertainment Weekly.

This is your new best friend!
Maury Povich, Talk Show Host.

Unsurpassable, not a dull moment!
KGON/KFXX Radio, Portland, OR.

Prepare to gasp in wonder.
Toronto Sun.

Quite simply the most amazing show ever!
KLIF Radio, Dallas, TX.

A truly incredible show!
Shirley Show, ABC, CTV.

He can do it all with the sound of his velvety voice and a little something called the power of suggestion!
Thornhill Post.

The Incredible Boris lived up to both his name and reputation!
Open Mike with Mike Bullard, CTV, Comedy Channel.

Boris never ceases to amaze!
Howie Mandel, Talk Show Host / Comedian.

World-renowned, the most incredible person in this genre!
Montel Williams, Talk Show Host / Comedian.

If you haven’t seen Boris in action… you are missing something breathtaking!
Tilly Rivers, Streetlight Feature Editor, Main Street Magazine