Saturday, February 12, 8:00pm
Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, California
Dear Nevada City Fans:
Well, my intention in booking a show at the Nevada Theatre this month was to bring people together across the divide, and well, mission accomplished! I have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams. People on all sides wholeheartedly agree … this is not the best time to do a show!
On one hand, we have the folks who say, “Gotta wear masks? Fagettaboutit!” On the other, there are those who are triple-vaxxed and double-masked and still don’t feel safe. Seriously …after consulting with several folks, including a doctor familiar with the community, and with Omicron still a risk, I decided better to wait until later in the year. That phrase, “the laughter was contagious” …I would hate for that to be literal.
I want to thank Paul Emery for reaching out, and my friends and co-hearts in the Nevada City / Grass Valley community …I look forward to a fully-filled fulfilling “fool house” when the time is right.
May the FARCE be with you,
Steve Bhaerman (and the Swami)
In these serious times – where there’s definitely something funny going on – laughter keeps us sane. This heart-opening, mind-expanding, funny and insightful comedy set will help you wake up laughing — and provide plenty of “aha’s” in the wake of the ha-ha’s.
For more than 35 years, Steve Bhaerman in the guise of Swami Beyondananda 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.
“It is true that the unexamined life is not worth living and equally true that the unlived life is not worth examining.” – Swami Beyondananda
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, seriously funny political and spiritual commentary, and playful silliness.
Having spent two years in the material world since his last appearance in Nevada City, the Swami has plenty of new material – including a few musical surprises.
Oh, and he’s the only guru to channel both Elvis AND Bullwinkle – and at the same time yet! And … unlike so many spiritual teachers who expect to be followed without questioning, the Swami invites questions from the audience. If you have an answerable question for the Swami, he will have a questionable answer for you!
And then, in part two of the program, you’ll have a chance to meet Swami’s alter ego Steve Bhaerman. In addition to being a funny guy in his own right, Steve has also authored a “serious” book with cellular biologist Bruce Lipton. Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, has been translated into 26 languages, and has been called “world-changing” by both Deepak Chopra and political commentator Thom Hartmann. If you’re curious about how one becomes a cosmic comic swami, or the ins and outs of transformational comedy, you’ll have a chance to sit down with Steve and ask him questions as well. You’ll laugh … you’ll learn … you’ll laugh again.
“A little peace here, a little peace there, and pretty soon all the little peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.” – Swami Beyondananda