Scoop Nisker: Crazy Wisdom Saves the Earth Again
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
June 02 8:00 pm

"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

Radio personality, irreverent comic commentator, best-selling author, and Buddhist meditation group leader, Wes "Scoop" Nisker brings his well-rounded, humorous commentary on the political and social questions of the day to the Freight stage for a two-night extravaganza.  In a comic monologue the Utne Reader calls, "deeply wise, wonderfully insightful, and delightfully humorous," Scoop places today's headlines in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, exploring the foolish human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age.

Scoop is a 27-year veteran of the broadcast media best known for exhorting his listeners, "and if you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." He has also been a student of Buddhism for over three decades, creating a unique blend of Zen philosophy and wry humor. In his stage monologues, Scoop reveals the absurdity of the human condition, offering us the laughter that only vast perspectives can bring.

"Scoop's show is not just crazy," says poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "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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