| Nov 21, 2013
Comedian Is Also a Hypnotist Who Helps People Kick the Habit
In his Tony Soprano New York accent, comedian and hypnotherapist Rich Guzzi recalled the moment in his life when he decided to be a performer. What he didn’t know then was that that moment would later transform his act into a public service.
“My dad was a car mechanic,” Guzzi said. “I was learning the family business. I loved being with my dad. One day, he wasn’t feeling good, and he’s this mountain of a man so I wasn’t sure what was wrong we were driving to the doctor and he says, ‘Nope, you’ve got to take me to the hospital, this is way worse than that.’ ”
Turning the car around to head toward the hospital, Guzzi got caught in the New York City traffic. Next thing he knew, his father had died in the passenger seat. Guzzi was 20 years old.
Full story here: National Journal