The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance and 180 Projects are partnering to present a night of music and comedy.
Kevin Shawanda and Meg Mackay open the night with their hilarious stand-up. Following our comedic acts for the night is the incredible Indigenous storyteller Nick Sherman who will perform songs from his new album “Made Of”.
Doors open at 7 pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
About the performers:
Kevin Shawanda is a Sudbury based comedian.
Raised in the small reservation of Birch Island on the North shore of Lake Huron, he quickly developed an energetic sense of humour and need for attention. He doesn’t have a great deal of credits, but his mom once told him that he “wasn’t as bad as some of the other comedians”, and she “really likes some of his skits”.
Meg MacKay is a lnu’sgw comedian, comedy writer, storyteller, and actor with maternal ties to Glooscap First Nation. As a stand up comedian, she’s performed at many festivals including the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. As a sketch performer, she has performed at the Toronto Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and OFF-JFL & Zoofest. As a comedy writer, she’s written for CBC’s Tallboyz and Baroness von Sketch Show. Her one-woman show Freelance Witch won Patron’s Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival and Best of Fringe North. She is currently based in Toronto.
Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the wilderness. His gentle voice is rich with honesty and the vitality of youth, but tempered with world-weariness, atop his strong, simple guitar. While he still calls his rural birthplace of Sioux Lookout home, Nick spent much of his youth out on the land, moving between his hometown, the small First Nation community of Weagamow Lake, and his family’s trapline on North Caribou Lake. It was here in the depths of the Northern Ontario forest that his family members would play guitar as they tended their trapline, and Nick found himself soaking in songs and lyrics.