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Paul Royter 

The hypnotist and Reveen impersonator falls under the Rat Chat spell

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Q: Who are you?
A: I am Paul Royter and my main job is to entertain. As a child I always wanted to be able to do things that nobody else could do. I received a magic kit as a boy in grade 1 and actually pursued a career as a magician for many years which took me around the world. I made the switch to hypnosis in the '80s after seeing the great Peter Reveen perform several years earlier. He has become an inspiration to me and this year I decided to do a tribute to him (in Halifax Tuesday, October 18 at the Rebecca Cohn auditorium).

Q: Why do you do what you do?
A:I love to entertain and I love to make people laugh.

Q: Can you take us through a typical day in your life?
A: When I am on the road touring it may not be all as glamorous as some people think. As an entertainer I typically am a late night person. In the mornings I get up and try to have as healthy of a breakfast as possible but sometimes I have to hit the road rather quickly if there is a long drive ahead. If there is time I like to go for a half hour walk for exercise but some days I miss. Then during the day I drive to the next town for a show and the the first thing I do is usually check in to the hotel or if I'm famished I will sometimes eat first. When there is a show we arrive at the auditorium at 4pm to set up and get the sound and lighting perfect. Normally this only takes a couple of hours and there is usually time to go to dinner. I like to try to eat healthy but sometimes there is only time for a quick snack leaving the main meal of the day after the show.

Q: What is your favourite snack?
A: My favourite healthy snack is fresh fruit. My favourite unhealthy snack is chocolate. Not the dark chocolate that is good for you but milk chocolate. Mmmmm.

Q: The Captain & Tennille or Soundgarden?
A: I am actually a bit of an amateur clarinetist. Although I love music and have a fairly good understanding of it, I rarely listen to music. I don't listen to the radio or watch television hardly at all. I am one of those that gets almost all my information from the internet.

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