News and Updates

News and Updates

Find news of public appearances and performances by Robert Cooper, when a new book, CD or DVD is released, or a stage play or screenplay by or featuring him is produced.



Find details about Robert’s past, new and upcoming books, CDs and DVDs … literature, non-fiction, comedy and music.



Find “How I See It,” Robert’s series of humorous and thought-provoking essays on whatever is on his mind at the moment.

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Robert Cooper color photoRobert Cooper

is, among other things, an award-winning Houston-based speaker, comedian, actor, playwright, author and musician who has entertained, lectured and spoken hundreds of times nationwide at colleges and universities, high schools, comedy and nightclubs, theatres, conventions and meetings, churches, bookstores, and on radio and television.

This site is your home base for announcement and details of his books, CD’s and DVD’s, news of public appearances and performances whether literary, comedic, musical, theatrical, or academic, and his humorous blog. You’ll also find contact information should you have questions, comments, or if you wish to book Robert for a reading/book signing or another event.  This is also the way to request production rights information for one of his stage plays or screenplays.

Drawing on his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees, patient care experiences, his years as a college admissions director, and his love of mixing education with entertainment, Robert also performs “Building A Better Bob,” a unique blend of lecture and comedy on the topics of memory, learning styles, study skills, time and stress management, health and wellness, critical thinking, creativity, and other topics key to college and “real world” success.  For details on this including booking information, visit:


“Terrific”   “A joy”   “Very funny”   “Inventive”   “Compelling”   “Touching”   “Motivating”   “A beautifully realized performance”  “Just what we needed to hear”  “A born teacher”  “Wow!  An amazing guy!”


“A comic genius”  “A master of whimsy”  “A disarmingly simple yet deliriously graceful gift”  “Zany”  “Quirky”  “A comic delight”  “Well crafted”  “Beautiful, lilting and wonderfully entertaining”

Robert Cooper has entertained, lectured and/or spoken for the following:

(Conventions and meetings nationwide)

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Deer Park Rotary (TX)
Houston Council of Writers
Houston Hispanic Forum
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce (TX)
Pasadena Kiwanis Club (TX)
Southern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Southeast Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce (TX)
Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Texas Chiropractic College Alumni Association

(Houston, TX)

Café Artiste
Café Brasil
Chicago Pizza Company
The Comedy Workshop
Cullen Hall (University of St. Thomas)
The Firehouse
The Forum (UST)
Jones Hall (UST)
Jones Theatre (UST)
Munchies Classic Café (2 locations)
Rockefeller’s Nightclub
University Library (UST)
Windmill Dinner Theatre
Radio & Television
Private Parties

(Houston, TX) 

Bookstop (2 locations)
Brentano’s Bookstore

(Houston, TX)

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church & School


Numerous nationwide


Alvin Community College
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor University
Blinn College
Dallas Baptist University
Donnelly College
East Texas Baptist University
Grambling State University
Houston Baptist University
Houston Community College
Lee College
LeTourneau University
Lone Star-Tomball College
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
Louisiana Tech University
McNeese State University
Mountain View College
Navarro College
Northeast Texas Community College
North Lake College
Oklahoma State University
Park University
Rice University
Richland College
Sam Houston State University
San Jacinto College Central
San Jacinto College North
Southeastern Louisiana University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Texas Chiropractic College
Texas Tech University
Trinity Valley Community College
University of Houston
University of Houston-Downtown
University of New Orleans
University of North Texas
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas at Brownsville
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
University of West Florida

Robert’s stage plays have had productions or public readings at the following:

(Houston, TX, unless otherwise noted)
Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
Encore Players, Stafford, TX
Munchies Classic Café (2 locations) (2)
Old Academy Players, Philadelphia, PA
Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX (2)
Theatre Southwest (2)
Theatre Suburbia
University of Houston (2)
University of St. Thomas (4)

Robert has appeared in the following stage plays:
(Various theatres, TX) 

The Bald Soprano; Barefoot in the Park; The Boss (writer, director, actor); The Crossing (co-writer, co-director, actor); Come Back, Little Sheba; First (writer, director, actor), Gypsy; Hello Out There; Little Mary Sunshine; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Oscar Ladies (w/ Nanette Fabray); The Rainmaker; The Rimers of Eldritch; A Servant of Two Masters; A Slight Ache; Table Manners; The Time of Your Life; 13 Rue de l’Amour; Under Milkwood; You Can’t Take It With You

Robert has performed as a member of the following groups:
(Various venues, TX, and music recording)

Brown Bag Theatre (improvisational comedy)
Texas Theatre Foundation (children’s theatre)
The Writer Guys (original literary readings, comedy, music)
The Comedy Workshop (studio drummer)
Contemporary Christian Worship Band: Calvary Chapel-Houston (drums, misc. percussion, vocals)

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