Gerry Big Bear Barrett Aboriginal Performer - Manitoba
AFTER DINNER COMEDIAN
Gerry Big Bear Barrett Bio
Gerry “Big Bear” Barrett is the Ultimate Aboriginal Entertainer!
Gerry “Big Bear” Barrett delivers big laughs with his outrageous look at being Native Canadian, his all-aboriginal themed stand-up comedy show and tribute to Elvis delivers big laughs at corporate events and festivals all across North America.
The Big Bear is known for his clean biting political satire, pop culture references, skits and live music. His Elvis skit is especially in large demand.
Gerry “The Big Bear” Barrett has been booked by Giggles Comedy Agency at some of the most prestigious venues in North America. Gerry performed his comedy act at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a corporate function and recently was chosen to perform at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC for President Barrack Obama’s recent inauguration.
Gerry Barrett, an Ojibway from the Saugeen First Nation in Ontario, is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster, and actor. The Big Bear is known for his biting political satire, pop culture references, skits and live music. Gerry currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As one of North America’s favourite First Nations stand-up comedians, you may have seen Gerry “The Big Bear” Barrett on The Comedy Network, APTN, or CBC television. In 2004 he made television history by performing North America’s first all Aboriginal stand-up comedy special; CBC’s Welcome to Turtle Island. His comedy credits include performances at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood in 2004, where he showcased for the NBC network. He has his own television special on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network called The Big Bear Comedy Show, and makes appearances on First Nations communities across Canada and the US as well as an appearance at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival that was shown across Canada on CBC-TV. Gerry is also the voice of Bigfoot on the award-winning hit children’s television show, “Tipi Tales.”
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. – Kocsis Transport