Experience of Gerry Elvis Barrett
Gerry Elvis Barrett can bring Elvis back for audiences who were never able to see the King of Rock and Roll live to enjoy all that an Elvis performance offers. He has done his tribute impersonation at the Collingwood Elvis Festival and in Las Vegas, the Comedy Network, CBC television, and on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. He made television history in 2004 when he first the first all Aboriginal stand-up comedy special in North America for CBC’s Welcome to Turtle Island.
His comedy is well known as Gerry has performed at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood and or his television special on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network called The Big Bear Comedy Show. He’s also appeared on First Nations communities across North American and at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival on CBC-TV. He has also performed at the Native Nations Inaugural Ball in 2013 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Gerry The Big Bear Barrett on being Indigenous in Canada
Listen here: CBC Radio Podcast
Performance Style of Gerry Elvis Barrett
Gerry’s corporate friendly aboriginal stand-up comedy show is 60 minutes in length and is jam packed with clever humour and funny songs! Gerry also offers a 60 minute tribute to Elvis Presley. Dressed in a custom-made jumpsuit, Gerry recreates ELVIS: 1974.
“Most of my stand up routine is based on sharing my Aboriginal Canadian life experience,” typed Winnipeg-based Barrett in an email. “I’ve tried to cover as many issues that have affected me as I grew up ‘Canadian’, a lot issues of course the average Canadian has never experienced, or perhaps don’t even know about: The 60’s Scoop, (Canada’s dirty little secret), foster homes, my adoption, racism, my loss of cultural identity, my loss of Ojibway tradition and language. Canada is going through some major changes when it comes to every Canadian becoming aware of Aboriginal issues. Up until a month ago, no one had even heard of Kashechewan, let alone be able to pronounce it.” — Gerry Elvis Barrett
Why hire Gerry Elvis Barrett?
Gerry, a status Ojibwe from the Saugreen First Nation, specializes in Indigenous themed stand-up comedy and his tribute Elvis show “Ojibwe Elvis.” His 60-minute show is corporate friendly with clever humour and sons. His Elvis recreated around the 1974 style complete with white jumpsuit. His show works well with private and corporate events, holiday parties, cruises, festivals, sporting events, casino shows, fundraisers, and trade shows.
How to book Gerry Elvis Barrett
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“The entertainment was awesome, and the ladies really enjoyed the show. They are still talking about it today. This event is post covid and it was good being together again in person. Elvis was funny and very entertaining.”
Kristin – First Nations Group Ontario
“He is relaxed, funny and obviously enjoying himself. His easy laughter seduces the audience and his edgy, slightly dangerous commentary creates the necessary dynamic that a stand up must have with his audience.”
Winnipeg Free Press
“On the evening of the performance, we found Gerry to not only be punctual, professional and naturally funny, but we also found him to be highly in tune to the likes and dislikes of the audience. His uncanny ability to read what makes an audience laugh, allowed him to gear his demeanor and material towards the audience, thus bringing him great success throughout the entire performance.”