Boris Cherniak is a multiple award winning comedian hypnotist, hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, actor and author. He regularly appears on television showcasing incredible powers of hypnosis and power of positive thinking. Boris motivates and inspires. He appears in upwards of 300 live performances a year. Boris presents a comical point of view, while leaving a lasting impression and enlightening his audiences. His stage name, Incredible Boris, describes the sentiment of every performance literally – a positive attitude and constant state of mind. Boris delivers a powerful message of limitless possibilities.
Boris was born in Moscow, Russia on December 12, 1964. He came to Canada when he was 10 years old. As a child, he lived across the road from the Moscow Circus and was a regular fixture in the audience and backstage. He was mentored by world-famous clowns Yury Nikulin (Yury Nikulin’s Moscow Circus) and Oleg Popov.
As a teen, Boris read the new-age classic The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein, which is a true story about a hypnotist involved in a past life regression with a female subject – a lady is regressed past her birth, only to reveal names, locations and events of a past. The hypnotist records the session, follows up on the facts provided, and they happen to be true – the events, people and locations actually existed. Excited about a fascinating subject and a skeptic, Boris having the need to know more, devours every book available on the subject of hypnosis, hypnotism, hypnotists and hypnotherapy. Follow up books by the Amazing Randi provided incredible insights to the subject, giving possible explanations and solutions.
Boris started hypnotizing people at parties and get-togethers. Early on, friends provided ideas, which have evolved into dramatic and theatrical stage routines today. Boris’ creativity and desire to succeed drove him to learn more and perform as much as he could. Incredible amount of stage time and determination allowed development of a unique stage persona and wealth of unforgettable stage routines. He continued gathering all available information about hypnosis, psychology and any other related subjects he could absorb the information from. York University, University of Toronto and Seneca College provided training in the fields of psychology and computers. Even though the two fields do not appear to be related, computer and mind programming are very similar. They provide logical solutions to given instructions. Boris continues to learn and improve his knowledge. He is a certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist. His practice primarily encompasses the entertainment field and motivational team building events. Boris is a member of several hypnosis guilds and organisations. His motivational book of life experiences to inspire the reader will be published shortly.
Initially, Boris used his first name only, similiar to other one-name performers. Eventually, after agents, promoters and club owners kept adding different adjectives, it was changed to Hypnotist The Incredible BORIS, which described the sentiment of the show more precisely. “Incredible” was used the most.
In 2011, Boris entertained troops in Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Field as part of Operation HOT – Honoring Our Troops. When Operation HOT returned to Afghanistan and Kuwait in 2013, Boris was asked to join the team once again.This time, Operation HOT 2nd Deployment was able to reach the most remote Forward Operating Bases as well as performing a grandstand show in Kandahar, Afghanistan for the Joint Task Force troops. Boris was honored with commendations from the City of Houston and letters from the white house from President Obama for his efforts.
In 2014, Boris joined the elite team of inspiring TED speakers with “I can do anything” TED talk at TEDxYouth event.
The passion with which Boris takes the stage is engaging and contagious, while the impact of his presentation is unforgettable.