If you’ve ever been in the coffee line and secretly scoffed at the girl with her rolled-up yoga mat tucked under her arm while ordering a gluten-free organic green juice, or perhaps frantically back-pedalled after accidentally mentioning the word ‘meat’ in the presence of a dedicated yogi… then this show will tickle your funny bone (with a limp kale leaf).
Receiving credit for her sarcastically funny show in both Melbourne and Perth, award winning comedian Chelsea Evans brings her stage show SHOWGA to The Adelaide Fringe Festival. Performing in The Royal Croquette Club, Evans' quirky and exaggerated show nestles as comfortably in its surroundings as a yogi in lycra.
SHOWGA is an act that explores the modern craze of western yoga...and all the wankery that comes with it. Communicating her less-than-subtle ideas about the yoga community through her on stage character, 'Chakanunda Vaganunda Chikki Chikki Wa,' Evan’s may tread on more than a few yoga mats with her punchlines... but she will also have even the most pompous yogi’s in stitches with her hilarious observations.
Matching lycra outfits, unnecessary use of ancient Sanskrit, extreme weight-loss efforts, yoga pose Instagram pics and typically daft inspirational quotes- these are just of the few areas of the over-commercialized yoga world that Evan’s hilariously delves into. As 'Chakanunda Vaganunda Chikki Chikki Wa' aims to sell you her ‘5 step plan to love yourself (because nobody else does)’ the audience is left in tears of laughter as more and more of the golden observational humour fills the room like an over-powering insence stick. Chakanunda Vaganunda Chikki Chikki Wa also has Vimeo and an Instagram account, allowing the audience to interact with her after the show- you know, for yoga pose tips and stuff.
Brutally honest, funny, and an act that will have you wiping tears from your eyes and whispering ‘it’s funny because it’s true!’ SHOWGA is a delight for yogis everywhere...mainly those that don’t take themselves too seriously... and perhaps those other yogis should see it too for the good of all of us.
For more info and tickets, head to the SHOWGA Fringe page
Cover image credit: Che Chorley
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