Gerry McCambridge has been a corporate entertainer and keynote speaker for almost 30 years. For the past 10 years he has been a Las Vegas headliner. He has performed his award winning show "The Mentalist" over 2,750 in Las Vegas, making him the longest running and most successful Mentalist show in Las Vegas history!
The Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll voted Gerry's show the "Best Magic Show" in all of Las Vegas in 2014. Gerry has over 1,000 reviews on TripAdvisor.com and averages a 4.9 out of 5 star rating. He currently performs nightly at the V Theater in the Planet Hollywood Casino at 7:30 PM. (Dark Wednesday) You can purchase tickets HERE.
From the age of 9 years old, Gerry was fascinated by magic. He started to study the art as a hobby. Years later he took his love for magic, and mixed it with the observational skills he learned from his father, a New York City Detective, to create the character of “The Mentalist.”
In the 1980’s Gerry was headlining as “The Mentalist” in Comedy Clubs across the country and also specialized in entertaining at Fortune 500 corporate events. He performs at “A-List” parties for such celebrities as Barbra Streisand, Tony Robbins, Howard Stern, Muhammad Ali, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Donald Trump, David Spade, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Barry Manilow, David Copperfield, Matt Lauer, Christopher Reeve, Carrie Fisher, Helena Bonnam Carter, Jason Alexander, Rob Lowe, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Tim Burton, Kelly Ripa, Rich Little and many more. Gerry has appeared on countless radio and TV talk shows.
In 1999, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Decade”. Gerry was the first mentalist in history to receive the Merlin award for mentalism since the organizations inception in 1968.
In 2002 Gerry wrote his first TV show titled “The Mentalist” and took it out to Los Angeles to pitch it to the networks. Jeff Zucker, the president of NBC had witnessed Gerry’s live performances many times, and instantly bought the show for his network. Gerry became the creator, executive producer and star of the hit prime-time network television show "The Mentalist” which started airing to millions around the world in countries such as United States, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., South Korea, Canada, Africa, Thailand, India, the Netherlands and the Middle East in May 2004.
CBS thought the concept of merging the skills of a mentalist with a detective was so interesting, they contacted Gerry and asked him to help with a weekly TV series based on that concept.
Later that summer in 2004 the Psychic Entertainers Association, an international organization of his peers, awarded Gerry for his “Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Mentalism.”
Also in the summer of 2004 Gerry performed his one man show “The Mentalist” to critical acclaim Off-Broadway in New York City and made his acting debut in the movie "Mattie Fresno and the Holofulx Universe."
In 2005 the Psychic Entertainers Association again awarded Gerry. This time he received the “Mentalist of the Year” award.
In June of 2005 Gerry moved his one man show “The Mentalist” from New York City to Las Vegas. The show was an instant success in Sin City.
In October 2007 Gerry starred in the reality television series “Phenomenon” with Criss Angel, Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra and Holly Madison.
In August 2008, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Year.”
In 2013 Gerry was the featured millionaire on the Bravo TV show "Millionaire Matchmaker." The host Patty Stanger was trying to find Gerry the next love of his life. He also made a cameo appearance on the TV show "Pawn Stars."
In 2014 Gerry wrote his first book; it was his personal autobiography titled "Making The Mentalist." In the book Gerry shares his personal story of success and failure with others so they may learn from his experiences and prevent such things from happening in their lives. Anyone who has faced adversity will gain inspiration from Gerry’s compelling story. They will be melted by his candor, amazed at his resourcefulness and goal setting ability and warmed by his magic. Through his story, they will learn to find their own inner magic. (Paperback-436 pages)