“Even as a child I was obsessed with four things,” he said in a David Letterman interview. “Monster movies, strange girls, a crude concept of pure physical Slack, and an unrelenting disinterest in everything normal. “Bob” Dobbs’ Church of the SubGenius seemed to me to offer the perfect combination of all three.”
Hal Robins is a renowned underground comic artist and his work has appeared in Last Gasp’s Weirdo, Salon Magazine’s Dark Hotel and many other publications. For over a decade he has been the co-host of KPFA’s bizarre radio show, “Puzzling Evidence.” Reverend Hal is the Master of Church Secrets for The Church of SubGenius. As Dr. Howland Owl, he has served as MC for many unique San Francisco events including Chicken John’s “You Asked For It!” game shows. Recently, Hal contributed his unique vocal talents to the award-winning interactive game Half-Life.
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Armed with a uke autographed by the Tiny Tim, his special mission is to unleash the healing power of the ukulele for a world in need…
Joining forces with his college buddies, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, Ivan Stang, and L. Ron Hubbard, Philo created the world’s first industrial religion, the Church of Scientific Algorithms. The church went nowhere fast by making enemies of the press, the government, everyone they met, and was hounded by the FBI, CIA, SEC, ROTC and several other quasi-governmental acronymic agencies. Soon, at Philo’s incessant urging, L. Ron was finally forced out and then everything changed for the better. Under Philo’s seemingly inspired guidance, The Church of the SubGenius and its PR arm, the SubGenius Foundation, was formed, with “Bob” as the figurehead, and managed by the reknowned Wall Street financial guru, Ivan Stang, and the rest is history.