Jamie DeWolf's Holy Shit Show circus game show lampoons Scientology

Discussion in 'Media' started by The Wrong Guy, May 21, 2015.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Don't Miss "The Holy Shit Show", A Circus Game Show Lampooning Scientology, Hosted By Jamie DeWolf!

    By Austin Staunch, SF Weekly, May 21, 2015

    If you are a fan of live entertainment, mayhem and absurdity that points a mocking finger at what’s wrong in this world, then this Friday, don’t miss The Holy Shit Show, a vaudeville circus game show that lampoons Scientology!

    A proper skewering of the notorious cult could only come from Jamie DeWolf, agreat-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard himself, and an outspoken critic of the church. DeWolf is the host and mastermind of the award-winning, madcap Tourettes Without Regrets, one of the wildest and most creatively raw variety shows in the Bay Area.

    DeWolf’s current venture takes the kind of performances he's are known for, featuring comedy, burlesque, circus arts, slam poetry, and audience participation, loads them like rounds into an AK-47 of a show, and places Scientology firmly in its sights. The blacklisted, redheaded stepchild will wage war against all forms of religious zealotry.

    Expect creation myths retold in interpretive dance, saviors on stripper poles, a battle-rap roasting Hubbard, as well as infamous cult figures singing songs and slamming each other in dirty haiku. Nothing is sacred and no jokes, or zealots, are left behind. You may even see Tom Cruise, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, David Koresh, Jesus Christ and Xenu himself portrayed right on stage. Competitive audience battles will ensue in a series of increasingly deranged contests.

    Just like his great grandfather, DeWolf shares the kind of charisma and frenetic energy that commands crowds, without the pyramid schemes and evil, intergalactic warlords.

    DeWolf said, “The line between showmanship and cult master is pretty thin. If L. Ron had been a mutant, his superpower would have been storytelling.”

    DeWolf’s sexy shows similarly peddle a bit of fantasy to hungry crowds, but never take themselves too seriously. While L. Ron Hubbard spun tales to build a temple of narcissism that left him a billionaire, DeWolf frames himself as more of the anti-hero, cultivates shows that celebrate individuality, and doesn’t make any real money off of them. Your cover charge will gain you entry, but not salvation.

    When asked what motivated him to create the show DeWolf said, “I’ve met people who lost entire families to it, people who lost 30 years of their life, were systematically brainwashed and broken down, then subjected to abuse and bullying tactics to silence them. Most people don’t know the true stories, or how terrifying and dangerous they actually are. Even though it’s hard to find anything funny about the human wreckage my great-granddad left behind, including what continues to be done to people who just want to better themselves, humor is still a powerful weapon. And it’s in my nature to be the wild card joker while exposing them."

    His riveting spoken word performance about his great-grandfather, The God And The Man, has received over 1.4 million views on YouTube.

    In addition to the zaniness, the show will begin with special guests Tony Ortega and Paulette Cooper, who will lead a no holds barred discussion and Q&A. Two of the most knowledgeable journalists on the subject of Scientology, Ortega was featured in HBO’s "Going Clear", and Paulette Cooper wrote one of the first exposes about the cult in the 1970s, which resulted in her being ruthlessly targeted by the infamous cult.

 Tickets are $20.

    This irreverent event is sure to be a darkly comic carnival ride that is as entertaining as it is eye-opening and boundary pushing. It would not even be surprising to find oneself sitting among spies sent from the Church of Scientology right here in San Francisco. To add even more intrigue, it is in a secret location, only revealed to those who buy tickets. So buy them here, and check out the line up: 

    The Holy Shit Show, Friday, May 22, 7-11 p.m., at the San Francisco Institute of Possibility.

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  2. RightOn Member

    Jamie sold out!
    Congrats to all!
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  3. anon8109 Member

    Powerful stuff.
  4. bAnon Member

    Can anyone give a review of the evening? Is there anyone around here anymore? <crickets>
  5. BigBeard Member

    TonyO and a couple of "Bunker Bugs" [elle's new term for them] give a pretty good synopsis over on the Underground Bunker.

  6. anon8109 Member

    If you think WWP needs more people you can do something about it by visiting and contributing more often.
  7. Incredulicide Member

    Please link to and/or quote them here. So far I've only seen this from Tony:
    Your proprietor spent Saturday recovering from the twisted Friday night put on by L. Ron Hubbard’s great-grandson, Jamie DeWolf, which included a three-hour circus at Chez Poulet in San Francisco.

    We're specifically looking for details of Christa Quinn performing as a "speaking out" link on the Big List.
  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Local Performer and L. Ron Hubbard Descendent Returns to Humboldt To Host a Wild Variety Show

    By Stephanie McGeary, Lost Coast Outpost, Humboldt County, September 10, 2018


    Imagine a night of burlesque, fire dancing, comedy, magic tricks, contortionists, slam poetry, rap battles and almost any other bizarre spectacle you can think of, hosted by a descendant of L. Ron Hubbard. Believe it or not, this exists.

    Tourettes Without Regrets” — a rowdy variety show held once a month at the Oakland Metro Operahouse — is bringing all that and more to Humboldt County for the first time ever on September 14.

    “It’s the only show like it in the United States,” creator and host Jamie DeWolf told the Outpost.

    DeWolf is a Eureka born-and-raised writer, performer, poet and filmmaker who left the area to pursue his art. And yes, he is also the great-grandson of writer and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

    But DeWolf is no fan of Scientology and has publicly blasted the organization in multiple interviews and performances. He even hosted an anti-Scientology summit in Clearwater, Florida.

    Although DeWolf is not proud of his connection to Scientology, he told the Outpost, he admits that his L. Ron DNA may have something to do with his showmanship and appetite for the absurd.

    After receiving scorn for his own obscene open-mic material, DeWolf created “Tourettes Without Regrets” in 1999 as a showcase for performers to express themselves without fear of being weird, dark or offensive. It has since grown into a deranged hybrid of freestyle rap battles, slam poetry, stand-up comedy and performance art. The show has received wide acclaim, landing articles in SFweekly, SFGate and the Huffington Post.

    “I tried to make a platform for local freaks and weirdos,” DeWolf told the Outpost. “It ended up evolving to this crazy laboratory.”

    DeWolf is excited to bring this oddball creation to his home town and see what happens.


    The show is on Friday, September 14 at the Arcata Playhouse. Signups start at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9.

    For ticket information, visit the Tourettes Without Regrets: Humboldt! Facebook page.

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