I love using humor, laughter, passion, and vulnerability to inspire people to see things in new light. I’ve been working with speakers, performers, thought-leaders, and people who are yearning to be more creative, helping them to finally express themselves fully and live their purpose on earth. I help people discover the gift of their pain–through humor–and share that gift with the world in their own uniquely brilliant way.
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About Alicia Dattner (Detail)
Comedian Alicia Dattner has been touring the world, selling out her one-woman shows, Eat, Pray, Laugh!, The Oy of Sex, and The Punchline, and winning awards, including “Best Storyteller” in the NY United Solo Festival, “Best of the Fringe” in the SF Fringe Festival, “Best Comedian″ in the East Bay Express, and “Best Comedian” in the SF Weekly Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll and “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Bay Guardian Reader’s Poll.
She graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in filmmaking and screenwriting and subsequently studied for four years in an intensive Method Acting and Diamond Heart Approach inspired group with the Rob Reece Actors’ Workshop and three years with Yat Acting teacher Tom Bentley-Fisher.
I have also completed a wide variety of courses and programs in healing and transformation. I graduated from the year-long life coaching and courseleader training program, Transformational Course Leader Training, taught by Arete co-founder Guy Sengstock and AWE co-founder Alexis Shepard. I am also graduate of The Arete Experience, The Spirit of Life Institute, and Authentic World/The Authentic Woman Experience courses. I have been a member of the professional Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and the Creativity Coaching Association. Healing methods I utilize include Laban Movement Analysis, The Sedona Method, Emotional Freedom Technique, guided shamanic journey work, neurolinguistic programming, Diamond Heart Approach-inspired breathwork, Family Constellations, Internal Family Systems, and classic accountability and goal-setting coaching.
I have a thriving coaching and workshop business and work in person and by Skype. I live in Oakland, California and travel to India and Bali regularly. I practice, imperfectly, Vipassana meditation, an experiential method of “seeing things as they really are.”
I started a circus called The Latest Show on Earth and toured the country. Subsequently, I wrote the book, Getting Sh*t Done a poignant and existential parody of David Allen’s time-management book Getting Things Done.
I have been performing standup comedy for over ten years, sharing the stage with many talented comics including Bill Santiago, Arj Barker, Moshe Kasher, W. Kamau Bell, Vanda Mikoloski, Amy Stiller. My first solo show, The Punchline, about following one’s dreams and what gets in our way, won “Best of the Fringe” and “Best Female Solo Show” in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. My second solo comedy show, Eat, Pray, Laugh!, about my travels in India, won “Best Storyteller” in the New York United Solo Theatre Festival and “Roar of the Crowd” from Goldstar Tickets for Highest Member Rated Show. The show has now played to sold out audiences in San Francisco, Hollywood, New York, London, and Mumbai. I am currently touring my fourth show, One Life Stand, a comedy show about love.