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Native American Comedian–Story Teller

Clean Comedian from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Running Grunion — The California Indian Comedian/Storyteller Portrayed by Native American/Californio Abel Silvas

A stand-up comedian, mime, actor, dancer, storyteller, and a California historian, Mr. Silvas utilizes his talents in his unique one-man show known as Running Grunion, whose character is a Ancient California Native American Comedian living in today's society.

He is known for his funny verbal antics, miming routines and interactive audience participation. He has been doing stand-up comedy since the early1980s and has studied pantomime for ten years with the late Marcel Marceau School of Mime to enhance his storytelling abilities. His stories reveal what life was like for his clan/family/tribe during different eras in Southern California history: Pre-Contact, Spanish/Mission, Mexican/Rancho and American/Reservation periods. Audiences will learn that the California Indians adapted humor through these periods and continue to be a part of today's society as performing artist.

This presentation was referenced and quoted in the publication American Indians and the Urban Experience (Altamira Press, 2001), winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Award in 2002. Mr. Silvas was also chosen as a finalist for the Four Directions/NBC Native American Comedian Talent Search in New York City in 2001 for his portrayal of this witty and comedic Running Grunion character.

Recently, he was hired by the Smithsonian Institution to perform at The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, focusing on "Celebrating California and The Great Basin: The Art of Storytelling." Mr Silvas is also a Fullbright-Hays Scholar who has performed Running Grunion abroad in India, Europe, Mexico, and South America.

Since Pantomime is a universal language, anyone in the world would be able to understand and enjoy Abel's performance!
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Please note Native American Comedian–Story Teller will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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