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Calendar, Night&Day Zen and the Art of Humor

Zen and the Art of Humor

One of our biggest problems with organized religion – and we're sure we're not alone on this – is its pervasive humorlessness. To our knowledge (and we'll admit that it's not that extensive), nowhere in any of the holy books…
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Calendar, Night&Day Absurdism Without Borders

Absurdism Without Borders

Westerners seeking enlightenment in Eastern religion are nothing new in works of art or for artists themselves. The Beatles spent time with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, after which their music took a distinct turn toward the Indian. Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens left…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mad Moshe

Mad Moshe

Moshe Cohen returns home again with his lyrical, insightful, and altogether mirthful clowning masterwork, Mr. YooWho’s Holiday, featuring collaboration with Theater of Yugen’s artistic director Jubilith Moore. If you missed last year’s show, don’t expect Cohen to stumble onstage in…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Art of Zen (Honk!)

The Art of Zen (Honk!)

If a clown honks his nose in the middle of a forest and no one hears it, is the clown still funny? Such questions would have been welcomed at the Zen Center of Los Angeles while Moshe Cohen was an…
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News, Feature Clown Without Borders

Clown Without Borders

The first time Moshe Cohen, the leader of the American arm of Clowns Without Borders, performed for the refugees from Guatemala's civil war in southern Chiapas, he baffled the audience. It was 1987, and the crowd of men and boys…
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Catch the Wave

Exploding puppet theater? Seen it. Wheelchair ballroom dancing? Been done. Drag queen country singers? Mary, please. In fact, name any kind of theatrical hybrid, and there's a good chance that someone in San Francisco has already tried it, or at…
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