“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional football player, like 8 or 9 years old,” said Ultraspiritual comedian JP Sears. “And it wasn’t until later—maybe 11 or 12—that being really good at football is a prerequisite to being a professional football player. But when you’re 8, hell, sky’s the limit.”
Like all professions in life, being a comedian also has prerequisites, but they aren’t quite as finite as that of a pro athlete. Comedians, after all, are storytellers in their own right, and Sears has found immense joy and laughter in telling the story of how humans interact with one another through his YouTube series “Ultra Spiritual Life.” His video series started in 2014 inspired by the very thing that his series satirically pokes fun at: ignorance.
“The spiritual life was super important to me but I was taking myself super seriously,” Sears said.
A decade living in ultraspiritual Encinitas, Calif. culture being “yoga’d out,” as he puts it, helped Sears to see that shedding his own egotistical nature was the key to a healthy sense of self-awareness that is becoming more and more popular in today’s world. The “gluten free bread crumb trail” that led him into comedy began with a passion for fitness and evolved into a passion for emotional healing.
“I thought it was just going to be one video that wouldn’t be funny or viewed and would be a one time thing,” Sears said. “But something awakened in me when I started making the video…it was a sense of creativity that I had never known before.”
And the most surprising of all? That people were looking in the mirror after watching Sears’s first video and responding with, “Yeah, me too. I do that too.”
For his stand up, however, like he will be performing during The Great Depressurization (his first visit to Reno!), you get a much more interactive show.
“People will receive my heart and soul,” Sears said about his stand up. “People are without a doubt the most exciting element of all the work I do. I love them.”
This is why Sears does what he does—his desire to help humans is to help them find their true purpose and to stop crusading against anything and everything. It’s a cancerous consciousness, he believes, when people don’t know their purpose and aimlessly attack one another. Healing the body and soul is his goal, and laughter is the medicine he chooses to employ to encourage us to work together to find what brings us true joy.
“If we can be the fierce warrior of life who finds what matters most to us, then we are healthy cells in the body of humanity and in the physical body.”
JP Sears performs with Alex Hooper at the Silver Legacy Expo Hall on September 3rd, 2019. Room reservations, show tickets and info at www.GreatDepressurization.com