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Crazy Wisdom Saves The World Again

Wes Nisker
May, 2011
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“Scoop” Nisker is a mindfulness meditation teacher and a standup comedian of the dharma (who’s on first?). His radio voice was iconic in the Sixties in California, and his motto still is “If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own.”

On this DVD, recorded live at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage Coffee House, Nisker offers comic monologue with original songs exploring the human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age.

Friends! Earthlings! Humans! Who are we, why are we here, and how did we get into the mess we’re in? Is there any hope for us and our species?

Scoop reveals the secrets of the Big Bang and anti-matter, explores the issues of war, species extinction and global warming, and exposes the true heart of the New Age spiritual movement. He places today’s news in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, thereby offering us the relief and laughter that only vast perspectives can bring. This is comedy for the rest of us.

 Enjoy “The Subatomic Shuffle,” “Trickster Universe,” “Big Brained Animal,” “Growing Up Absurd,” “The Boomer's Song,” several of Scoop’s timeless newscasts, and much more.

“His performance, laced with his original songs, manages to make suffering a knee-slapper. He delivers Zen zingers with Borscht Belt timing.”  — New York Times

 ”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

 ”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

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