L. Ron Hubbard's Great-Grandson Targets Scientology at "Tourette's Without Regrets" Game Show | NBC Bay Area

L. Ron Hubbard's Great-Grandson Targets Scientology at "Tourette's Without Regrets" Game Show

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    Jan Stürman
    Tourette's Without Regrets host Jamie DeWolf is the great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

    Jamie DeWolf, great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is a vocal critic of the family legacy.

    The Bay Area native is the host of Tourette's Without Regrets, a long-running Oakland variety show described on the website as, "One part poetry slam, one part freestyle battle, and one part psychotic erotic vaudeville showcase."

    A special event on May 22, to be held across the Bay in San Francisco, takes specific aim at Scientology through a "circus game show" format featuring performers including burlesque artist and former Scientologist Christa Quinn, Oakland Grand Slam poetry champion Joyce Lee and various artists who will offer "Cult Creation Myths Retold in Interpretive Dance."

    Before the game show portion of the evening begins, DeWolf will lead a conversation with journalist Tony Ortega, who recently appeared in HBO's Scientology documentary "Going Clear," and Paulette Cooper, author of "The Scandal of Scientology."

    Admission to the event is $20. It will be held at a secret Mision District location revealed to ticket buyers upon purchase.

    DeWolf, who says on his website that he shares his great-grandfather's red hair and "knack for inspiring mass insanity," rarely minces words when asked about Scientology publicly.

    "I think it's one of the most brilliant and devious systematic brainwashing systems that's ever been invented," he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur in 2013. "[It] works through electrified hypnosis. It works through past life regression therapy. It works through a lot of hodgepodge of ideas thrown together with this extremely brutal sort of security sense and this kind of like CIA-like structure that becomes really intoxicating to people. But to meet people who’ve been out of the cult — I mean, yeah, you want to ask them about Xenu and aliens — but the fact is these are smart people. They’ve just been completely destroyed."