Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker & community activator based out of Treaty #1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Armed with a degree in Theatre & as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose & irreverent as he explores the good, the bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.
Since 2010, McMahon has recorded 3 National comedy specials (Welcome To Turtle Island Too, UnReserved & Red Man Laughing) & 2 taped Gala sets at the prestigious Winnipeg Comedy Festival. In 2012, McMahon became the 1st 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. Ryan's full length CBC comedy special, Red Man Laughing, aired Nationally on CBC Radio 1 in 2015.
McMahon's 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 & the intricacies of moose meat pie.
Ryan is the Indigenous Knowledge Holder for 2018. The Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series brings Indigenous Knowledge Holders to McGill each year to spend a week at the university to share their scholarship, work, and advocacy. This Series seeks to act as a bridge between that knowledge and the institution while placing an emphasis on Indigenous community collaborations and partnerships through academic events, workshops, and community presentations.
Find more about Ryan on his website: http://www.rmcomedy.com/
Find his podcasts hosted on: http://indianandcowboy.ca/
There is limited space at this event so RSVPs are required: either through Eventbrite, indigenous.studies [at] mcgill.ca (email), or phone: 514-398-8097.