Mentalist Magic

Article Contributor: Corey M. Martin

Few men can claim they have risen to the top through violating other peoples’ privacy, but with Gerry McCambridge this is expected! After honing his skills for decades, Gerry can easily be considered one of the longest running and most experienced mind reading entertainers on the planet. You are likely wondering, how did he become so skilled at piercing people’s inner thoughts. He started very young as the child of detective in New York City. Without a doubt, he has learned a trick or two from his master of interrogation father. But how did he manage to take it as far as becoming the longest running Mentalist in Las Vegas history?

Gerry McCambridge could be found headlining at clubs across the USA as “The Mentalist”. With his mind intuitive abilities, he was not exactly a magician, but an entirely new category. Becoming a huge hit thanks to some master observational skills (remember Dad was a NYPD detective), Gerry continued his brilliant show, performing for corporate events and gatherings. He wowed audiences with his comedic approach to his mind readings. As he continued to appear on radio and talk shows across the country, more and more became interested in the enigma that was “The Mentalist”. In 1999 Gerry was awarded by the International Magicians Society, the first ever Merlin award for mentalism to honor his major contributions to entertainment within his field. Gerry struck gold in 2004 with his own hit 1-hour TV special, drawing in millions of worldwide viewers. Also, in 2004 Gerry started performing his Off-Broadway 1 man show which received critical acclaim.

Capitalizing on the success of his 1 man show in New York City, he took it across the country. His expanded show was a huge sensation. Gerry performed consecutive shows to roaring crowds, developing a new public desire for his masterful antics of mentalism. After 3 years, The Mentalist performed a special 500th show in Las Vegas. The Hooters Las Vegas Hotel awarded him an extra year onto his contract. He was also given a rare one-of-a-kind Rolex watch. Later that year, TV producers contacted Gerry with the interest of turning his idea of mentalism into a crime fighting television series. CBS’s ‘The Mentalist’ had a very successful run of 7 seasons. Today, Gerry McCambridge has been headlining for overs 15 years in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Casino.