Phil Proctor and Brad Shreiber
Where’s My Fortune Cookie?
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Firesign Theatre co-founder Phil Proctor shares stories from his life and career in his new memoir, Where’s My Fortune Cookie? (Blurb, 2017) co-written with Brad Shreiber. In Where’s My Fortune Cookie? Proctor shares the history of his work with Firesign Theatre and other comedy recordings in addition to his work on stage, film, and television. The book contains over 120 photographs documenting Phil’s life and career. Proctor’s early life as well as his 65-year career is documented in his new memoir that is told through stories of his professional and personal adventures. Proctor documents his experiences and at time psychic connections throughout his extraordinary life.
In this podcast, Proctor describes the Firesign Theatre, a comedy group that created counter-culture comedy and records starting in the 1960s. Through this work, the group worked alongside other psychedelic new age artists and activists to make a cultural difference. Firesign Theatre was responsible for reshaping comedy and culture and Phil shares some of these stories in his book. In addition, you can learn more about his book and his work on his new podcast, The Proctor Podcast, where he reads from his book and share his comedy genius with music, audio bytes and sound effects.