"The 'Spinal Tap' of self-help."

For theatrical and corporate audiences (including SXSW).

"San Francisco writer and comedian Kurt Bodden has done stand-up, sketch comedy and even mime, but he has made his biggest splash playing a joyously inane self-help guru in his solo show STEVE SEABROOK: BETTER THAN YOU."  -- Contra Costa Times

"Seabrook is very funny. Attend one session with "Steve" and you may never need to see a motivational speaker again, because Kurt Bodden so deftly and comically dismantles the whole profession." -- San Francisco Chronicle

The Theatrical Performance

(45-90 minutes)

"Bodden is pitch-perfect as the smooth-talking Seabrook, who heads up a weekend-long personal growth workshop in which he offers confoundingly true philosophical gems. It's filled with laughs and fleeting truisms about life." -- San Francisco Examiner

"Intermittent crisp shifts of the lights reveal the private Seabrook, a lonely man in a strange city, consumed with envy of his more successful colleagues, a crush on his personal mentor ("The Dating Whisperer"), and trying to secure space on a cruise with her and the likes of Deepak Chopra and Richard Simmons." – San Francisco Chronicle

"The deftly executed 'seminar', and its behind-the-scenes reveals, explore the terrain with panache, cool wit, and shrewd characterization. As both writer and performer, Bodden keeps his Steve Seabrook a believable figure, whose all-too-ordinary life ends up something of a modest model of its own." -- SF Bay Guardian

Steve Seabrook: Better Than You is written and performed by Kurt Bodden.
Directed by Mark Kenward. Lighting designed by Christopher Meyer.

Past Performances of "Steve Seabrook: Better Than You"

Comedy Central Stage, Los Angeles
SF Sketchfest, San Francisco
Oregon Center for the Arts, Ashland
The Marsh in San Francisco – SIX-MONTH RUN
The New York International Fringe Festival
Rogue Performance Festival, Fresno – SOLD OUT
San Francisco Fringe Festival – "BEST OF FRINGE" WINNER

For Corporate Audiences

(10-60 minutes)

"As a VP of sales for over 20 years, I can say that hiring Steve Seabrook was one of the best decisions I've ever made. We had him "train" our sales force as the entertainment at our awards banquet for our team's annual sales kickoff meeting. He lit up the entire room, and he worked in many allusions to our company to bring 380 people into the palm of his hand. Simply stated, he closed the deal!"
Jim Dawson
Former Chief Sales Officer

Kurt Bodden has provided entertainment at events for:

Academy of Art University
American Century Investments
Bass Ale
Discovery Channel
Grossman Burn Center
Harvard Clubs of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego
Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest
Pinnacle NHL Fantasy
Project Open Hand
Sun Microsystems
Wells Fargo

Kurt has also performed audience-warmup comedy at studio tapings:

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
America's Funniest Home Videos