Adrianne Chalepah is an American Indian (Kiowa/Apache) entertainer from Anadarko, Oklahoma. Growing up she experienced much hardship facing poverty, alcoholism, and abuse; however, she’s believes this prepared her for a career in stand up comedy and motivational speaking, which began while attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where she made her stage debut and studied filmmaking. In 2009 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts; and in 2010 her comedy career took off when she teamed up with the popular comedy troupe 49 Laughs Comedy. Since then, Chalepah’s performances have gained recognition, landing her features in magazines and on television. In 2012 she was honored to open up for the First Lady Michelle Obama at a campaign event. Passionate about indigenous/female empowerment, she formed the world's only all-female, all-Native American comedy group, Ladies of Native Comedy. Adrianne is currently a mother of three, wife, and businesswoman.
April 20 at 3pm at the NSU Webb Auditorium, Tahlequah, OK. This will be a presentation on womanhood, power, and communication. I’m hoping you all can join me for an afternoon of laughs, healing, and learning.
Originally published in Four Corners Free Press, Vol. 13, No. 7 Re-1 and Ute Mtn Tribe Work Toward Understanding By Adrianne Chalepah In an ongoing effort between the Montezuma-Cortez school district and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to strengthen relationships and communication, district principals met with members of the tribe’s education departments Feb. 19 to[…]
For those who may not know, Adrianne has a background in journalism. After taking much time off from writing, Adrianne decided to dive back in. Here is Adrianne’s article that was published in Indian Country Today Media Network: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/11/21/making-noise-yet-still-invisible
For your convenience, Adrianne’s press kit is now available for download.
Reminder that I'm having a contest for the Gallup area residents! Each time you share this flyer, I'll enter your name… Posted by Adrianne Chalepah on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Ladies of Native Comedy featuring Tonia Jo Hall, Deanna M.A.D., Adrianne Chalepah, and Teresa”Sh-Girl” Choyguha will take the main stage at Gathering of Nations Powwow at “The Pit” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information on “Stage 49”, please visit http://www.gatheringofnations.com/stage-49/.
Please join Adrianne Chalepah and Comedian Chizz Bah for a night of non-stop fun at the Sunflower Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Cortez, Colorado. The proceeds from this show will benefit the Children’s Kiva Montessori School. Get your tickets now by clicking here.
“I really honor being a role model; it has made me mindful. It’s about being respectful. I act like how I would act in front of my grandmother,”Chalepah said. “I’m very fortunate to be apart of a group that is all native and all sober. We motivate each other to be healthy, mentally, physically and[…]
I had an an amazingly busy holiday season. I hope you all had a good season as well. Here’s a brief summary: In November, I was invited to perform at the LA Skins Fest in Hollywood, California. It was a great experience and I had a blast! The day after Thanksgiving, my healthy friends challenged[…]
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