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Real Conversations with Imaginary People

Welcome to Project Woo Woo where comedian/yogi Lisa Orkin pretends to interview her favorite people from the world of self-help, spirituality, wellness, literature, and philosophy dead or alive with the help of showbiz friends who just happen to be world-class actors and comedians.

Jul 30, 2019

Who is Jane Morris:

Jane Morris is the Johnny Appleseed of comedy clubs, having opened the Chicago Comedy Showcase, the Second City ETC, Upfront Comedy, the Comedy Underground and currently managing the fanaticSalon in Culver City. She's has most recently been seen in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Shameless, I Am the Night and...

Jul 23, 2019

Who is Philip Proctor:

Phil is a Leo with a Gemini rising. Actor/writer/singer/producer/VO artist member of the thrice-Grammy-nominated Firesign Theatre, recognized as one of the “Thirty Greatest Acts of All Time” with a recording in the Library of Congress. He’s appeared on-and-off Broadway, on street corners in...

Jul 16, 2019

Who is Robbie Rist:

If you were to compare Robbie Rist to a renaissance man…..well……you couldn’t. The renaissance happened hundreds of years ago and how do you compare someone from that time to now? What you COULD say is that Rist is a multi-hyphenate with hands in many different art forms. He has been a...

Jul 9, 2019

Who is Jann Karam:

Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and artist Jann Karam has made numerous appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Jann played one of Jerry’s girlfriends on Seinfeld (rated #1 by UPROXX in “A Very Important and Scientific” ranking of Jerry’s all-time...

Jul 2, 2019

Who is Billy Merritt:

Billy is a Gemini, an actor, teacher, and writer based in Los Angeles. He has been affiliated with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since they were founded in the ’90s in NYC.

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Favorite Career Highlight:

Voicing “Fryman” and...