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Pow Wow Comedy Jam with Williams & Ree at Chinook Winds Casino Resort August 7 & 8

Lincoln City, Ore. (Vocus) July 2, 2009

This comedy performance features six headline comedians that have left a long trail of laughter across the nation. Jim Ruel, Vaughn Eaglebear, Marc Yaffee, J.R. Redwater will all take the stage along with the hilarious featured dou of Williams and Ree. Hurry in for your tickets to this 3 hour show August 7 & 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $ 10 to $ 20 and can be purchased by calling 1-888-244-6665.

Marc Yaffee takes audiences on his hilarious journey of life as he discovers his Native American roots. Yaffee performs original comedy that people from all walks of life can relate to. The co-founder of Pow Wow Comedy Jam, Marc has entertained audiences on three continents, including U.S. Troops in the Persian Gulf, Germany, Korea and Japan. At home, Marc has played clubs and colleges in 26 states. His TV credits include "Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed" and SiTV's "Funny is Funny." "I'm a Mexican Irish Navajo, Mexi-jo. My ancestors exploited my own ancestors. I feel guilty and oppressed", says Marc.

Vaughn Eaglebear, nicknamed "The Frybread Assasin," has an original style of one liner laughs. Once the audience joins in on the Eaglebear ride there is no turning back. The laughs just keep rolling. When this ride is over, audiences will have a severe dose of comedy whiplash. An accomplished Pow Wow drummer and emcee, the multi-talented Eaglebear also wrote the song "John Wayne's Teeth" for the movie "Smoke Signals."

Jim Ruel's hilarious celebrity impressions in his own style are enough to keep you laughing all night. This funny Ojibwe is hard-wired for comedy. Ruel's creative comedic talents have earned him rave reviews from London to Los Angeles. As soon as the jokes fly out of his mouth, audiences know why he was selected as a finalist in NBC's talent Diversity Showcase and cast to appear on the BBC Comedy Show, "The World Stands Up." This Milwaukee native leaves audiences drunk with laughter. "Indians celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Except we call it "You're Welcome Day."

J.R. Redwater is like a jolt of comedy lightning who takes audiences by storm with his fearless style of raw comedy. Redwater spins the bitter hardships of reservation life into huge laughs. He has been called the "Reservation Sensation" for good reason; he is one of the most requested motivational speakers in Indian Country today, You will know why as soon you see JR hit the stage. This master storyteller delivers wall to wall laughs that connects with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The Pow Wow Comedy Jam has an added bonus with the addition of Williams & Ree who have been performing together for more than 28 years. During that time they have shared stages with such superstars as Garth Brooks, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, and Randy Travis. They have worked as regulars on "Hee Haw", appeared as regular guest stars on the "Country Kitchen" with Florence Henderson, hosted LAFF TV with WILLIAMS & REE, and co-hosted The Charlie Daniel's Talent Roundup. Their show is a lively, fast-paced mixture of comedy bits, social/political commentary and racial zings entwined with original songs. Not limited to comedy, Williams & Ree were nominated for Best Vocal Duo by the Country Music Association in 1995.

Showtimes are 8pm on Friday and Saturday August 7 & 8. Tickets range from $ 10 to $ 20 and can be purchased by calling 1-888-244-6665. Visit us on the web at http://www.chinookwindscasino.com for more information on this and upcoming events.

Chinook Winds Casino Resort offers 24-hour Las Vegas-style gaming, an 18 hole golf course, headline entertainment from some of music's most legendary stars, three full service restaurants, secure childcare facility and arcade, and a 227 room ocean front hotel. Chinook Winds Casino Resort is located on the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon at 1777 NW 44th St. and is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. For more information please visit http://www.chinookwindscasino.com or call 1-888-CHINOOK (244-6665).

Heather Hatton


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