An Evening of Cosmic Comedy With Swami Beyondananda AKA Steve Bhaerman

"For more than 25 years, the Swami has been a fount of comedy disguised as wisdom – or is it wisdom disguised as comedy?"

Date June 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Author Alan M. Webber

Publication Transitions Radio Magazine

Categories Entertainment & Nightlife

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I have a relatively long history with two men and two minds sharing one body and a common heart. I met Steve Bhaerman, the creator and alter ego (sometimes referred to as doppelganger or mirror image) of Swami Beyondananda in the mid '80s, soon after our first radio show, Cosmosis began airing on KLSK FM. He/They became a periodic show guest, including most recently on Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM) to preview his upcoming Santa Fe Evening of Cosmic Comedy (archived shows #1474, 1475 & 1476 at www.transradio.com).

Mark your calendars and show up Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at The Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, participating in this fundraiser for them and co-presented by TRM. For whatever it’s worth, my quarter century of media interactions with these two guys in one body, particularly attending or participating in his live stand-up comedy shows, is enlightening and a healing experience. Your endorphins will be activated, guaranteed!

But just don’t take it from me. Here’s what some of the All-Time Greats Are Saying About Swami Beyondananda’s New Show:

“Thou shalt see this show!” -- Moses
“Love thy neighbors – bring them too.” -- Jesus
“Life is suffering, but this show will make you laugh.” -- Buddha
“Six thumbs up!” – Shiva
“    ” -- Meher Baba (A silent yogi)
“Uh huh huh, uh huh huh, uh huh huh. Oh yeah.” -- Elvis

As Swami says, “In these serious times – where there’s definitely something funny going on – laughter keeps us sane.” This heart-opening, mind-expanding show will help you wake up laughing and leave laughter in your wake, even in the midst of all the chaos and suffering we experience from a world out of balance.

For more than 25 years, the Swami has been a fount of comedy disguised as wisdom – or is it wisdom disguised as comedy? Noted author Marianne Williamson has called him “the Mark Twain of our times” because the comedy isn’t just hilariously funny, but also offers sharp social commentary and spiritual perspective.

Billed as “one of the biggest names in comedy” (“Beyondananda” alone has 12 letters), Swami keeps the audience in hysterics with his mixture of word play (“I studied in the Punjab,” Swami says, “and learned the language of word play, “punjabber”), seriously funny political and spiritual commentary (“We have a deeply divided body politic … half the population believes our elections are broken, the other half believes they are fixed”) and playful silliness.

Then, Swami comes back for a second set where he takes live questions from the audience (“If you have an answerable question, the Swami will have a questionable answer for you”) and may , at any given time,  “channel” George Gershwin’s song for peace in the Middle East, the late Richie Valens’ message to President Obama or healing messages from beyond from the likes of Bobby Darin and Sam Cooke.

Oh, and he’s the only guru to channel both Elvis AND Bullwinkle – and at the same time!

Over the past 23 years, Swami has authored such classic books as Driving Your Own Karma, When You See A Sacred Cow Milk It for All It’s Worth, Duck Soup for the Soul and Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction.

Steve Bhaerman’s latest “serious” work is a book with cellular biologist Bruce Lipton called Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and A Way To Get There From Here. Bhaerman will be signing copies of this book at the event.

Join the fun as the “turban-powered” Swami Beyondananda creates a field of hearty laughter and inspired celebration, and tell all your friends (and perceived enemies), because when it comes to laughter, the more the merrier!

Like I said, we love this guy! So much so that I recited one of my Rudy Raps (my own alter ego character), titled “The Good Humor Man” on air for him as a fun surprise. Visit with that Poem and recitation right here at SantaFe.com.

Follow this link for event information.

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