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CRAZY WISDOM SAVES THE WORLD, AGAIN!
A comic monologue with original songs, written and performed by
Wes `Scoop’ Nisker
Friends! Earthlings! Humans! Who are we, why are we here, and how did we get into the mess we’re in? In this widely acclaimed comic monologue, Wes `Scoop’ Nisker explores the foolish human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age. By placing today’s headlines in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, Mr. Nisker offers us the relief and laughter that only vast perspectives can bring. This is comedy for the rest of us.Wes `Scoop’ Nisker is a teacher of Buddhist meditation, an author, radio commentator, and performer. His books include the bestselling classic Essential Crazy Wisdom; The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom; Buddha’s Nature; and Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! Wes is also the founder and co-editor of the international Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind.” He is an affiliate teacher at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and does regular workshops at Esalen Institute and other venues. For the past several years Wes has been performing a comic monologue entitled Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! which was recently staged at the esteemed Berkeley Repertory theater. Wes’s famous tag line is: “If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own.” Website: wesnisker.com or scoopnisker.com.
“Deeply wise, wonderfully insightful, delightfully humorous.” Utne Reader
“His performance, laced with his original songs, manages to make suffering a knee-slapper. He delivers Zen zingers with Borsht Belt timing.” New York Times
“Brilliant, original, consciousness expanding, profound, mysterious and very funny. Oh, the audacious joy of crazy wisdom! What more could you ask?” Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher and author
“Scoop’s show is not just crazy. It is wisdom, exactly the kind we need today. It points to satiric truths about science, the American empire, and the humanoid condition. Also, the show is very, very funny.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet
“This show is fantastic and hilarious.” Ram Dass
“Scoop Nisker is the missing link between sit-down meditation and stand up comedy.” Paul Krassner, editor of the Realist