Three Native Americans from several different tribes all come together to bring you laughter aplenty. The comedians; Shishonia the Navajo, Gilbert Brown from the Pauite, Modoc, Klamath Warm Springs tribe and Jim Ruel from the Ojibwe tribe, all come together to bring you a 90 minute show filled with laugh for both natives and non-native audiences. This show is truly unforgettable and will be a fun diversity ride, Enjoy the show.
AIU Features three fantastic comedians who can be described as a nerd, a model and a mugger; Jim Ruel, Shishonia, & Gilbert Brown respectively.
Nerdy is an accurate way to describe Jim Ruel. He's done the math to prove it. Wisconsin raised, Stanford educated, and Bay Mills Ojibwe enrolled, Jim thrives on delivering pointed, clever punchlines. His comedy broaches the challenges of growing up nerdy and native and raising his young nerdling daughter. He plays World of Warcraft and has appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, the BBC, & PBS. You can follow Jim on Twitter @NativeComedian
Shishonia has been known to model bikinis. She's also been known to compose literature. Read a copy of her first book, An Artist's Lexicon: A Peculiar View of the World, and expand your mind. She recently completed her bachelor's degree in creative writing at Antioch University. The Navajo Nation can be proud to call her one of their own as she resides in Los Angeles pursuing writing, improv, and standup in television and film. Follow her on Twitter @Shishonia
In the world of wild horse rodeo, Gilbert Brown is known as a mugger. Kinda like a horse whisperer, but instead of whispering, he puts the horse in a head lock while the equine amiably endeavors to bite his hand off. While Gilbert lost a bit of his hand in the process, his experiences have fueled the fearlessness he possesses during his performances as he mugs audiences with his comedy. He's an ostentatious member of the Modoc, Klamath, Warm Springs & Paiute Nations.
"We appreciate you all so very much. As a small non-profit, we are always seeking ways to provide our conference participants (and their families) with a great experience given our limited resources. Jim Ruel and Shishonia Livingston provided such an uplifting night, and gave us the best medicine of all... laughter. We would love to continue working with them (and your company) during our annual events each March in San Diego. Thank you, thank you, thank you." - Chelsea Sutherland, American Indian Institute
"It was an awesome show, and everyone, from start to finish, were very professional. I had a great time working with everyone." - Gary Jourdain, Seven Clans Casino - American Indian Institute
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Shishonia half Italian and half Navajo. She is originally from the southwest. These days you can find her performing on stage: standup, sketch & improv. Her book, An Artist Lexicon: A Peculiar View of the World, debuted in 2010. Currently, she is living and working in Los Angeles as a writer and performer on stage, television and in film. BOOK
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Native American Comedian Jim Ruel has been described as a "Native American-Chris Rock." Jim is an enrolled member of the Ojibwe Nation and an alumnus of Stanford University. His extremely charming presence smokescreens for his sharp and witty barbs that pick apart stereotypes and misconceptions about his fellow Native Americans. In addition to performing at Clubs and Colleges, Jim was the Winner of the Four Directions Talent Search, and won 1st Place in the 2004 NBC Diversity Talent Search. His numerous television credits include: The World Stands Up (BBC, London), Comedy Central, NBC, ABC, and BBC America. He is also a member of the Another Indian Uprising. You can also visit him on Facebook or NativeComedian.com. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE | | BOOK