Doug Segal: I Know What You're Thinking
As a host, Doug Segal succeeds where some similar Fringe acts would falter. Segal is unaffected by affectation, renouncing the paranormal “mystique” of the “Mind Reader” handle and reminding his audience that the skill is pure psychology.
He carries himself with a greatly sociable confidence, greeting the audience like old friends and welcoming them into his well-controlled and delightful world. His delivery is warm and natural, wittily responding to the mood of the room and totally ingratiating himself within three minutes of stage time.
Segal holds tightly onto his audience’s attention despite the regrettably noisy venue in the courtyard below. Indeed, the outside world largely falls away during Segal’s highly-participatory hour long show. Top priced Fringe shows do not come much better than Doug Segal’s I Know What You’re Thinking: this is Free Fringe gold.