Mental Amusements - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Mental Amusements

$35 per device Online Experience
1 hour
Up to 20 people
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$35 per device
New York, New York
What We’ll Do

Acclaimed Mentalist and Mind Reader Vinny DePonto would like to grant you admission into a carefully crafted carnival for the mind - all in your very own home! Watch as he attempts to virtually control your thoughts and decisions, guess someone’s star sign, memory stunts and more! You’ll also get an inside sneak peak into his mind and creative space where his shows are developed. He'll show you strange and unusual objects used by famous mentalists throughout history.

About Your Host

*This experience is priced per device/household.

Hi. I'm Vinny DePonto, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I’m a mentalist, mind reader, & theatre maker from New York City. I use illusion, psychological tricks, and immersive storytelling to entertain audiences worldwide.

Over the years my Off-Broadway solo shows have been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and performed privately for Fortune 500 companies around the world.

In addition to my live solo performances, I also consult for Broadway, film and television. My recent productions include: Angels in America on Broadway, Lincoln Center’s Ghost Light, and in hit television shows on The Discovery Channel, NBC, and Netflix.

I enjoy burrata, colorful socks, and your deep, dark secrets.

“Mr. DePonto’s craftsmanship consistently impresses.”
The New York Times


For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.

What Else You Should Know

Grab your headphones and turn on your camera!

Best viewed on a computer (other devices are fine but for the benefits of everyone's experience please get comfy at your desk or couch!

I may not get to work with everyone but if we do connect don’t worry I will not embarrass you!

Group Size

There are 20 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

Guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to Bring
  • Pen & Paper (marker and notecards are best)
  • Headphones
  • A meaningful object (something you cherish that someone gave you)
Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Dates and Availability
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