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Spiritual Comedy Triple Header: Alicia Dattner, Swami Beyondananda and Scott Grace - Saturday, November 22, 8:00pm
Holiday Arts Faire, Silent Auction & Craft Faire - Saturday, December 6, 12:00-5:30pm
Michael McQuilkin Family Music Hour - Saturday, December 20, 7pm (Multipurpose Room, Lagunitas School Campus)
Local craftspeople - time to sign up for the Holiday Arts Faire, Saturday, December 6th, 12:00-5:30pm
Alicia Dattner has been mentored by several talented comedians over the years, W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX), Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Conchords), and Bill Santiago (Huffington Post, CNN, Comedy Central). She’s been knocking audiences out (not literally) at clubs like The Improv and Gotham Comedy Club, in San Francisco, New York, Hollywood, Bombay, Chennai, and London.
After a dozen years of doing standup comedy, she’s been racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows. Sold-out hit shows and extended runs such as “The Oy of Sex” at the Marsh Theater and “Eat, Pray, Laugh” have garnered her “Best Comedian 2013? - SF Weekly, “Best Storyteller” - Off-Broadway NY Solo Festival, “Best of the Fringe”, “Best Female Solo Show” - SF Fringe Festival, “Best Local Comedian” - East Bay Express and more. The SF Guardian called her “Goofy, messy, and fun!” The LA Theater Review says she’s “Charming, likable, and funny!”
Creator of The Spiritual Comedy Festival, Alicia's comedy blends irreverence and transformation. In a really irreverent way.
Swami Beyondananda is the cosmic comic alter ego of writer, humorist, performer and uncommontator Steve Bhaerman. The Swami, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is the spokesperson for a new non-religion, FUNdamentalism (accent on "fun"). Says the Swami, "We are strictly non-dominational." Noted author Marianne Williamson has called the Swami "the Mark Twain of our times" because he's not only a wiseguy, he's a wise man.
In the course of more than twenty-five years of purveying cosmic comedy and healing laughter, Swami has had a successful, long-running monthly column, Ask The Swami, has written many books (Driving Your Own Karma ... When You See A Sacred Cow, Milk It for All It's Worth ... Duck Soup for the Soul ... Swami for Precedent: A Seven-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction), and produced a half a dozen comedy cassettes (sorry, not available on 8-track) and CDs.
He has been on stage with the great sages of the past quarter century, and even performed for Swami Satchidananda's 80th birthday party in 1994, along with Hollywood celebs and international recording artists. He has gained a reputation for being both pointed and compassionate (his comedy has been called "irreverently uplifting"), and over the past decade, his comedy has become more political. ("I know," Swami says, "that many people don't want to go there. But there has already come here.")
In recent years, the Swami has performed at numerous political events, including the Transpartisan Alliance Citizens Summit, the Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference, the Department of Peace Conference, the Praxis Peace Institute Economics of Peace Conference, to name a few. Swami's latest venture is to combine his non-religion of FUNdamentalism with the non-politics of the newly-formed Right to Laugh Party ("one big party ... everyone is invited"), to create one big evolutionary up-wising to overgrow the current dysfunctional system.
He will also be launching his radio feature, Karma Talk this year -- to give folks from all over the world to ask the Swami answerable questions, and receive his questionable answers.
Scott Kalechstein Grace is known on YouTube as the Spiritual Dr. Seuss. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Scott was the self-appointed class comedian starting at age seven. Spontaneity was always bursting out of him, getting him into mischief and trouble. Now he gets paid for his unique brand of musical comedy and poetry.
His CD's come with the following warning:
!CAUTION! The Surgeon General has determined that Scott Grace’s songs may be hazardous to your misery. They have been known to produce deep, out of control surges of peace, joy and happiness in laboratory humans. Therefore you are advised to purchase his music at your own bliss. In addition, Scott Grace's songs are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. If while listening, symptoms of fear, guilt, and seriousness still persist, please see your doctor.
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