Wes “Scoop” Nisker’s Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again

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About This Show

"His performance, laced with 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."
-Utne Reader

"Scoop Nisker is the missing link between sit-down meditation and stand up comedy."
-Paul Krassner, The Realist

“Scoop’s show offers exactly the kind of wisdom we need today. And it is very very funny.”
-Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet

The Marsh present Wes “Scoop” Nisker’s Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again. In his widely acclaimed show, Nisker explores the foolish human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age. He reveals the secrets of the Big Bang and anti-matter, explores the issues of empire, species extinction and global warming, exposes the true heart of the New Age spiritual movement and offers us the relief and laughter that only such vast perspectives can bring. His book, of the same name, based on the monologue, has just been published by Stonebridge Press.
Nisker is well known in the Bay Area as an author, radio commentator, Buddhist meditation teacher and performer. For the past 15 years he has been leading his own retreats and workshops in Buddhist insight meditation and philosophy at venues all over the world. He is an affiliate teacher at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 15min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: May 16, 2008 Final Performance: May 24, 2008