Swami Beyondananda and Beyond, Comedy Show is Gifted to Fire Victims

October 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Havurah Synagogue
Ayala Zonnenschein

The Havurah Synagogue in Ashland is hosting Swami Beyondananda in a virtual comedy show, “Beyondananda and Beyond –Stand Up With Swami, Sit Down With Steve.” He will be performing for the Rogue Valley, where he’s appeared many times, on Saturday, October 24 and sliding scale tickets from $8-$18 are now available online at https://havurahshirhadash.org/product/swami-beyondananda-and-beyond-10-24-2020/

The Havurah Synagogue and Steve Bhaerman, the Swami, would like to gift this show to any families who have lost their homes.  Rabbi David Zaslow, spiritual leader of the Havurah Synagogue says, “At this time in our nation, world, and on our planet laughter that is not sarcastic really is the best medicine. So we are inviting all those who have lost their homes, businesses, or who have been forced to leave their homes due to the Almeda fire to join us as our  guests (no cost) at the upcoming Swami Beyondananda comedy concert. The language is family friendly so bring your kids.”  Ayala Zonnenschein, Executive Director of the Havurah Synagogue writes, “We are happy to share the gift of humor and hope that it brings some emotional relief in this time! The humor is really geared to adults, but it is totally child-friendly and likely kids over 10 will understand it.” Those whose lives have been impacted by the fire may contact our office manager at office@ashlandhavurah.org for the login info for the show. For more info call 541-488-7716.

In this presentation, the audience will be treated to a two-man one-man show featuring cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda and his slightly-more-serious alter ego Steve “Yogi” Bhaerman.  The show will open with the Swami’s playful and hilarious take on events of the day, the human condition and of course our human conditioning.  And … not only will the Swami answer your questions, YOU will question his answers.

Then you’ll have a chance to meet the man behind the Swami, and learn even more about how to wake up laughing and leave laughter in your wake. You’ll laugh … you’ll learn … you’ll laugh … and you’ll laugh some more.

Set One:  Stand Up With 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 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 hysterics 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!

Over the past 30 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.


Set Two:  Sit Down With Yogi…

Swami’s alter ego Steve “Yogi” Bhaerman, in addition to being a funny guy in his own right, 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.


In this “sit down” with Steve Bhaerman, Steve explores how we can lovingly and laughingly transform the seemingly overwhelming crises we face politically, economically, ecologically and spiritually into an opportunity to “overgrow” the current system — and humor happens to be one of our key evolutionary tools.  Most importantly, you will be inspired to connect with your own community to live into this evolutionary reality right now.  Or as Swami would say, “We are here to re-grow the Garden, and have a heaven of a time doing it.”

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Executive Director, Havurah Synagogue, Ashland, Oregon

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