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Anishinaabe comedian

Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker and community activator from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. Recognized as Indian Country’s most decorated stand-up comedian, McMahon has recorded five comedy specials since 2010: Turtle Island Too in 2010, Hystereotypes in 2011, UnReserved in 2012, Good Neighbour in 2014 and Red Man Laughing in 2015.

Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose and irreverent as he explores the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country and the mainstream. Ryan has written for The Globe and Mail, VICE, The New York Times and the CBC, and his podcasts­­—Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing and Stories From The Land—have garnered more than 2.5 million downloads over the last two years.

This event is in association with the annual KU Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 11.

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