Two Moccasins Two Worlds Ryan McMahon-FR

Event Date(s):
February 09, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Event Details:

The UNB Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Committee is proud to host Ryan McMahon, Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker and community activator based out of Treaty #1 territory (Winnipeg, MB), who will present “Two Moccasins, Two Worlds.”

This presentation is part of a series of speakers sponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Committee of UNB. This committee is working across all campuses of UNB to ensure the TRC calls to action are supported and implemented at UNB.  As part of this committee’s work, we are sponsoring a series of speakers for students, staff, faculty and the public.

Armed with a degree in Theatre and as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan McMahon’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.

Since 2010, McMahon has recorded three National comedy specials (Welcome To Turtle Island Too, UnReserved & Red Man Laughing) and two taped Gala sets at the prestigious Winnipeg Comedy Festival. In 2012, McMahon became the first Native comedian to ever record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV (Ryan McMahon - UnReserved) and later that year made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, QC where he was named to the NEW FACES list at the festival.

McMahon's latest full length CBC comedy special, Red Man Laughing, aired Nationally on CBC Radio 1 in 2015. His new live show, Wreck-On Silly Nation, is scheduled to tour across Canada in 2017. It tackles massive themes like reconciliation, Canada's 150th birthday party and the intricacies of moose meat pie.

He has written for the GLOBE & MAIL, VICE, CBC, CBC Aboriginal, APTN among others.

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This is a free public event, sponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Committee of UNB.

Contact: Dr. Ann Sherman, Dean, Faculty of Education, or 506-453-4862

Building: Marshall d'Avray Hall

Room Number: 143


Catherine Foster
1 506 453 4739