"I laughed really hard while I was at the showthen the next day I did therapy with my clients from a richer place. I didn't expect that!" - Carol Wichers, Minneapolis

Jon's humor is smart satire that's never anything but kind. That's a rare combination." - Elizabeth Burns, Minneapolis

We Can Help:
Jon's Multi-Character Stage Therapy for Trump-Angst

7:30 pm 
Thursday, June 6 and
Friday, June 7, 2019

Schmidt Artist Lofts
876 7th St. W., St. Paul 55102
Bottlehouse #326

$10 at the door
Call 651-225-0858 for more info

Jon’s back on stage with a brand-new, Trump-era incarnation of the show that transformed therapy! In this happy-go-lucky hybrid of town hall, group therapy, and D-list Comedy Central special, Jon’s many characters—alter egos all—will take turns answering your questions, responding to your anxieties, soothing, scaring, and satisfying. They’ll share their own fears and reveal their most effective coping mechanisms, from listening to Schubert on a wind-up Victrola to rolling around in specially prepared sand.
The result: you’ll be more confident, more in control, and happier. Or totally not.
In any case, you’ll laugh. Send your questions, screeds, and needs beforehand to the show’s Facebook page, submit them at the beginning of the show, or ask them from the audience; Jon’s characters (see below) will engage with them as only they can.
The characters:
Vic from Rhode Island
The Polish Professor of Negativity
Manuel, Who Pleases the Women
Zen Master Zero
The Clinically Depressed Motivational Speaker
Prescott Beauregard
Father Duffy
The Snoose Boulevard Vaudeville Ghost
Sir Tyrone
Post-Digital Visionary TED
German Accent Guy
Beaver Architect K.
Philander T. Overman
Lars from Bangalore

A New, More Dynamic You!

The gloves come off as Jon's characters explore each other—and take a no-holds-barred look at Jon himself!

Performance-art therapy, A New, More Dynamic You!-style, has been revolutionizing the way we relate to one another since 2011. Bryant Lake Bowl audiences have been profoundly moved, healed, and tickled by their interactions with Zen Master Zero, Manuel (Who Pleases the Women), Father Duffy, Prescott Beauregard, and Jon's other alter egos. 

He's added beaver-friendly Japanese star-architect K, call-center veteran Lars from Bangalore, post-digital visionary TED, and the Snoose Boulevard Vaudeville Ghost to the mix.

A New, More Dynamic You! dares to go deeper as the characters probe one another and even explore Jon's own twisted past, including his years as a child actor in Michigan, his career as a Harvard-educated security guard, and his inappropriate behavior on a cruise ship bound for Antarctica.


The Great Book of Everything

Jon’s alter egos, including the Polish Professor of Negativity, Zen Master Zero, Manuel (Who Pleases the Women), and Prescott Beauregard, tell the thrill-a-minute tale of his ill-fated attempt to become an Intellectual Guerrilla, 1970s style, with the help of cheap wine, disco, French philosophy, and a primitive Panasonic word processor.

Thrill to Jon’s doomed attempt to write the Great Book of Everything—a monumental work of poetry, philosophy, and inebriation that could only end up as—the Breakdown Book.

As the characters explore Jon’s fervid, fragmentary memories of the Seventies, they celebrate a time when it was still possible to believe that neo-Marxist cultural theory, Robert Altman movies, and Gallo Hearty Mountain Burgundy could change the world.


Vic from Cranston, Rhode Island
The Polish Professor of Negativity
The Depressed Motivational Speaker
Zen Master Zero
Manuel who Pleases the Women
Philander T. Overman
Prescott Beauregard
Father Duffy
German Accent Guy
Lars from Bangalore
Snoose Boulevard Vaudeville Ghost
K (animal-friendly Japanese architect)


Liven up your next event, convention or party by hiring Jon.  He'll make sure your guests are entertained and edified.

 Jon@JonSpayde.com   |   651.788.0953