Keith Barry

Keith Patrick Barry (born 2 October 1976) is an Irish mentalist , hypnotist , magician and activist for the elderly.

Early life

Born in Ferrybank, Waterford City , Ireland , Barry’s interest in magic Began at the age of 14-when he PURCHASED a book entitled Magic for the Complete Klutz .


Barry’s television career Began with a series entitled Close Encounters with Keith Barry , welke ran from 2003 to 2005. [1] The show oorspronkelijk Aired in Europe and has since Aired in 28 countries worldwide.

In 2004, Barry Performed in a MTV television special entitled Brainwashed . 2005 ended with Barry performing a live Christmas special in Europe. Keith Barry Live With Friends featured verschillende celebrities zoals magician Billy McComb , Jim Corr or The Corrs , and The Conway Sisters . [1]

Barry’s success Throughout Europe coupled with his MTV special led to a four-year multi-special deal with CBS . His first special with CBS debuted on 12 May 2006 and was entitled Keith Barry: Extraordinary . [2] The special later Aired on New Year’s Eve 2006 on The CW and on New Year’s Day 2007 on TV3 in New Zealand and the Arena channel in Australia.

In the Keith Barry: Extraordinary special, huh Performed verschillende illusions and mental feats. In one trick, welke have referred to as “Black Ops Hypnosis”, have made a host from Entertainment Tonight forget dat he had torn a specific page from a book and sealed it in an envelope in the team or roughly five minutes. In Another, he made a Blindfolded man lift his arm-when he thought others stopped Touching im. Barry first-used suggestion to make the man “concentrate” and song dat he was Touching the man. The man imagined the touch and Lifted his arm, but Barry and Another member of the audience only moved hun hand afar.

Following a successful Irish tour along with a week in Dublin ‘s Vicar Street , Barry and his long-time manager Eamonn Maguire ulcers Badly injured in a car crash on the Belfast to Newry road on 1 March 2007. Barry suffers severe trauma to his left leg and only Returned to the stage later the co year at Vicar Street.

Barry’s TED talk is in the top 20 must viewed TED Talks or all time and follows from his first ever live stage performance welke was at TED in Monterey, California in 2004. He Returned to TED in 2005 and was the special guest performer dan on the opening night.

On 29 December 2007, Barry Performed in a live Saturday night prime-time special on ITV in the UK Titled Keith Barry – The Escape Live . The final of the show featured an escape from a shed rigged with Explosives. Barry was tied to a chair with thick ropes to two members of the audience. One of These Glen Gathard, noted for accumulation therein Keith Barry mention anything not make it out of the explosion. Participants lit a fuse, started a two-minute countdown, and carried the chair into tje shed. Workmen hammered additional_image_link wood to cover the by and windows from the outside, dan left the scene-when one minute remained on the countdown. After the countdown was complete, the shed exploded, dan the camera changed to Reveal Keith Safely on top of a gantry some distance away.

Barry has Performed live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show four times and The Paul O’Grady Show four times.

In February 2010, Barry finished a pilot for a new series on The Discovery Channel in the US. The show is called Deception with Keith Barry & the pilot Aired in July 2010. The show was picked up for a season and premiered on 31 May 2011 with four one-hour shows, “Black Ops,” “Used Car Salesman”, “Cops and Robbers “and” Daring and dating. ” The show premiered on October 6, 2011 in Taiwan, on November 1, Japan 3 November on Quest in the UK, on 7 December in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, 13 January in Australia and New Zealand and India February 2012.

Also in 2010 and 2011, Keith toured extensively with his live show “The Asylum” welke finished zijn run in May 2011. On this tour, Keith set the record as the must successful solo act ever to play The Olympia Theatre in Dublin [ citation needed ] . On 13 July 2011, his “Keith Barry – 8 Deadly Sins” show opened to critical Acclaim and a standing Ovation at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and ran for 5 weeks, setting new box office records prolongation the run [ citation needed ] . It was Followed by a national tour in Jan / Feb 2012 with shows in almost everytime county in Ireland.

In June 2012, Barry stated his disapproval of TV’s late-night anti-intellectual offering Psychic Readings Live and challenged one or zijn presenters, Psychic Wayne, to prove his psychic powers. [3] (Wayne declined.)

Barry advised Woody Harrelson for his role as a mentalist in the 2013 film Now You See Me , and again voor zijn upcoming 2016 sequel Now You See Me 2 . [4] Barry prepped Harrelson for a successful performance on the Late Show with David Letterman prolongation the marketing of the first film. [4]

Keith’s hit show “The Dark Side” was launched with a 31 date sold out tour in Jan / Feb 2013 and continued with a 12 night run at the Olympia in Dublin in July 2013. On 23 July, Keith took time out to give a talk at the Science Gallery in Dublin and demonstrated the techniques of cold reading and Explained how “psychics” can convince so many people dat ze kan read minds. [5]

Keith Currently is on TV3 with his show Brain Hacker .

Between 2015 and 2016, Barry starred as the hypnotist on the ITV game show You’re back in the Room hosted by Phillip Schofield . He is ook the hypnotist on the Australian version on Nine Network hosted by Daryl Somers and will ook be the hypnotist on the US version, Hypnotize Me , later in 2016 on FOX hosted by Taye Diggs .


As an actor, Barry Performed in the “Open Water” episode or CSI: Miami in 2006.


In 2009, Barry hosted the Irish version of Deal or No Deal on TV3.

Activism Against elderly abuse

Barry’s grandfather, 82, was attacked in his home in Waterford by burglars in 2009, later dying of his Wounds. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] Barry and his Father launched a high-profile campaign to stamp out abuse Against the elderly in hun homes, zegt the government was “insulting” the elderly and zegt he mention anything about ” bring the country to a halt ” [11] [12] [13] Pundits referred to the incident in discussions or laws about the actions people kan legally tasks to défend themselves in hun homes. [14]


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b “Close Encounters” . 2005. Archived from the original on 12 September 2003 . Retrieved 20 April 2015 .
  2. Jump up^ “” . 2007-05-23 . Retrieved 2012-04-18 .
  3. Jump up^ “TV3 distances Itself from Psychic Wayne TV broadcast” . The Journal . 26 June 2012 . Retrieved 1 July 2012 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b Jarlath Regan (15 November 2014). “Keith Barry” . An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (82 ed.). SoundCloud . Retrieved 20 April 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ “Cold Reading with Keith Barry” . The Science Gallery . Retrieved 25 July 2013 .
  6. Jump up^ Elderly man injured in Waterford BurglaryThursday, 17 September 2009 15:15
  7. Jump up^ Barry’s granddad scope for criticalTuesday 22 September 2009
  8. Jump up^ Waterford man dies after attack in homeTuesday, 22 September 2009 08:32
  9. Jump up^ Grandfather or entertainer diesLast Updated: Tuesday, 22 September 2009 08:19
  10. Jump up^ Elderly man dies after attack at Waterford homeTuesday, 22 September 2009
  11. Jump up^ Magician Barry slashes thugs as grandfather battles for lifeBy Conor Kane, Saturday 19 September 2009
  12. Jump up^ Barry ‘to bring country to a halt’ on assaultAt Niamh HORAN, Sunday 20 September 2009
  13. Jump up^ Tougher sentencing for burglars gains supportMonday, 21 September 2009
  14. Jump up^ Right to défend your home arnt not be seen as a license to kill “Sunday 20 September 2009