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Who What Why

in Project Woo Woo 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.

Upcoming Guests on Project Woo Woo

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  • Bertrand Russell
  • Wayne Dyer
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Lilith
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Mel Brooks
  • Gandhi
  • Mary Magdeline
  • Dale Carnegie
  • Norman Vincent Peale
  • M. Scott Peck
  • Timothy Leary
  • Louse Hay
  • Brene Brown
  • Esther Hicks
  • Napoleon Hill
  • Tim Ferriss
  • Tony Robbins
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Carl Jung
  • Oprah
  • Carl Sagan
  • Mary Lincoln
  • Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Erica Jong
  • Gary Chapman
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Mark Twain
  • Jesus
  • Margret Atwood
  • Dalai Lama
  • Marie Kondo
  • The Minimalists
  • Dali Lamma
  • Dolly Parton
  • Pema Chödrön
  • Gabrielle Oettingen
  • Krista Tippett
  • Amelia Mary Earhart
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Adam
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Cher
  • Tim Gunn
  • Adele
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Joan of Arc
  • Caroline Myss
  • Martha Beck
  • Hilary Clinton
  • Katie Couric
  • Charlie Chaplin
Serious Bio

Just past being a toddler Lisa was forced to learn classic comedy routines, develop funny walks, and create a minimum of a half-dozen signature silly voices. Later in life, for a homework assignment, she wrote a paper about understanding the essential relationship between the Setup and the Payoff (punchline) when telling a joke. Oddly, that was for her Physical Education class. Once, in the sixth grade, Lisa was suspended for three days because she was ratted on for discussing basic marketing strategies and lighting up a cigar during lunch.

At age 20, Lisa ran away from comedy, as well as Los Angeles. She ended up in Hielbronn, Germany, performing musicals for the German State Theater, dancing her way up and down the Danube River. It was a supremely happy time for her. SIGH! But all the greasepaint, bright lights, and curtain calls still didn’t satisfy her. Eventually Lisa landed back in Hollywood.

Still reluctant to exploit her God-given natural skills in advertising, Lisa became a stand-up comedian and a paid regular at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. She quickly parlayed that notoriety to become First Runner-up in the KFI-AM “Yappy Daze” Comedy Contest, winning a lifetime supply of fat-free wieners and other luncheon meats. That company has since gone out of business.

Next, Lisa made the leap into television and film. She guest-starred in sitcoms and was a featured lead in many TV commercials. In 2009, she wrote and starred in several award-winning indie films with the likes of Adam McKay and Shira Piven.

While she is leaving her own unique and indelible mark on Hollywood, Lisa has also been writing, producing, and voicing award-winning radio spots and podcasts. Along the way, she has gotten to work alongside her greatest teacher and mentor, her father, Dick Orkin.

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