“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
“Deeply wise, wonderfully insightful, delightfully humorous.”
“This show is fantastic and hilarious.”
Radio personality, best-selling author, and Buddhist meditation teacher, Wes "Scoop" Nisker brings his well-rounded comic monologue to the Freight for a one-night stand. In this show, entitled Crazy Wisdom Saves The World Again! Scoop covers literally everything, from the Big Bang to the decline and fall of the American empire, all the while examining the foolish human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age.
Scoop is a veteran of the broadcast media, famous for his news collages and satirical slant, and for his tag line, “If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." He has been a student of Buddhism for over three decades, and is an affiliate teacher of Buddhist meditation and philosophy at Marin County’s Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In his stage monologues, Scoop offers us the rare insights that can arouse wonder, gratitude, and deep laughter. As poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti says, “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."
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