Michael “The Mentalist” Abrahamson
Heard nightly on SAfm’s ‘Top Sport’ (19h00 – 20h00), Michael is arguably South Africa’s leading mentalist. He is also the 2019 ‘Memory World Record’ holder,
His corporate shows incorporate such elements as mind-reading, memory feats, mathematical ability, psychological suggestion, body language, and, most importantly, “Magical, Unfathomable Entertainment – how ever does he do what he does?”. He is also a corporate MC at many diverse functions for so many of South Africa’s leading corporates.
His ‘world-class’ entertainment is fully interactive and a truly unique experience, with ‘multiple wow moments’ and stand-alone routines. And why ‘world class’? Because he is a regular and favourite on many of the global cruise liners’ entertainment line-ups.
A popular corporate option is when Michael combines his unique mentalism show followed by a talk about memory and body language so that audiences are not just entertained but educated as well, and leave with some impressive skills. OR, his unique fun-filled music quizzes. The guests play in teams to test their music knowledge and there’s a big twist in the final round which keeps everyone motivated and involved until the end -, even the teams who are falling behind. As the Noot Vir Noot season 44 Champion of the popular TV music quiz show – and one of the only English speakers ever to win – Michael provides this tailor-made quiz as the perfect icebreaker for your event, or, better still, as the cherry on the top after guests have been ‘blown-away’ by his fully-interactive and astonishing mentalism show.
In the real world, Michael lectures in statistics and he was on the staff of Wits University for 3 years, during which time he won the ‘Convocation Best Lecturer Award’ in the Science Faculty, after being nominated by his students.
In the sporting arena, this multi-award-winning personality has worked as a sports broadcaster on TV and radio for over 25 years, covering major sporting events in all the major sporting codes and is the only broadcaster in SA sporting history to win the prestigious SAB Radio Broadcaster of the Year award more than 3 times (6 times in seven years between 1998 and 2004 inclusive). He also won the Castle Premiership TV Commentator of the Year and the Coca-Cola TV Commentator of the Year 3 times.