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Stroll Fund-raiser, Sept. 9: An Evening of Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda

Stroll Fund-raiser, Sept. 9: An Evening of Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda

Swami BannerIn these serious times – where there’s definitely something funny going on – laughter keeps us sane. This heart-opening, mind-expanding show featuring the cosmic comedy of Swami Beyondananda comes to the River Garden in Brattleboro on Friday, Sept. 9 to help you wake up laughing and leave laughter in your wake.

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For nearly 30 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 stitches with his mixture of word play, seriously funny political and spiritual commentary, and playful silliness.

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

The 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.

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

Here are the details: The Swami’s show begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden (home of Strolling of the Heifers) at 157 Main Street, Brattleboro Vermont.

All seats are $15, but Strolling of the Heifers asks you to consider purchasing a Contributor ticket ($25) or Sponsor ticket ($40). The show benefits the Stroll’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program, which is training underemployed people for full-time permanent employment at local restaurants and institutional kitchens.

To purchase tickets, visit www.swamibeyond.brownpapertickets.com

The Swami is also known as Steve Bhaerman, who is an internationally-known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For nearly 30 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy.” Noted author Marianne Williamson has called him “The Mark Twain of our generation.”

Since 2005, Steve has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective, Notes From the Trail. His latest book, written with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House, 2009). The Swami’s website is WakeUpLaughing.com.