Area residents will get the chance to be part of the show this weekend at The Rox, as the Downtown Fremont venue hosts hypnotist Rick Bultez on Saturday.

The Omaha-based comedy hypnotist will be performing at The Rox, 343 N Main Street. The performance will begin at 9 p.m. and individual tickets are $15, couples tickets are $25.

Bultez is a certified hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and has been performing his unique comedy hypnotism show for over a decade.

“We are going to be doing a mixture of comedy, there will be some adult content, but we don’t plan on going too overboard,” Bultez said in a Thursday phone interview with the Tribune.

For his comedy hypnotism show, Bultez relies on members of the audience to volunteer to come up on stage and be hypnotized, which makes all of his performances a little different.

“Each night is different just because it depends on who you get up on stage,” he said. “It’s a fun time, when they are done the people that don’t come up on stage end up wishing they would have.”

One popular trick performed by Bultez is known as the “sleep gun,” where he claims to simply point at hypnotized volunteers and they seemingly fall asleep.

“The sleep gun is fun because you just never know what is going to happen, basically what I tell them is that I am shooting a pellet all over the room and they can follow it with their eyes,” he said. “Once the pellet hits them in the head they go out, so everyone is a little bit different in that aspect.”

According to Bultez, his brand of hypnotic entertainment relies presenting a series of relaxing commands to achieve a hypnotic state in his volunteers.

“In general hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we drift in and out of every day, even on our own,” he claimed. “What I do is I take you through a series of relaxation commands if you will, and what we do is give the conscious mind something to do and we open up the subconscious mind, which is very open to suggestibility.

Whether audience members volunteer to be onstage, or decide to view the spectacle from the crowd, it’s all about fun according to Bultez.

“When we create these scenarios for them we make it fun, we do different types of things so that it is fun for the audience and enjoyable for the people on stage,” he said.

Bultez says he usually has around 6-12 volunteers that come up on stage, depending on the size of the crowd.

Bultez travels throughout the country performing his show for groups of all ages as well as corporate and private functions. He has previously performed for Union Pacific Railroad, University of Nebraska Medical Center, as well as area high schools and other businesses.

Rick Bultez, C.H, has traveled all over the country doing shows for all age groups as well as corporate and private functions.

Tickets to the show at The Rox can be purchased at the door, as well as at the L.A. Fire Proof Door Co. before the show.