MEET LNC

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Adrianne Chalepah is a graduate of government boarding school and originally from Anadarko, Oklahoma. While attending college, she made her stage debut and studied journalism, film-making, and American Indian Studies. In 2009 she graduated Magna Cum Laude 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. In 2017, she was published in a couple highly-praised books "Funny Girl" and "#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women." Chalepah is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. She is also Plains Apache.

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Winner of Best Actress at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival for her role in the acclaimed independent film "More Than Frybread," Teresa is no stranger to comedy. Using humor to connect with people of all cultures, she began performing stand-up comedy after winning a joke contest at an event hosted by the Arizona Indian Tourism Association nearly 20 years ago. Since then she's been sought out by event planners near and far. She has performed alongside some of the most renown Native comedians including Drew Lacapa, the late Vincent Craig, The 1491's, the late Charlie Hill, Antonio Davis, Loterio Lupe, and the 49 Laughs Comedy Troupe. She is a citizen of the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona.

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Deanna M.A.D. is a high-energy, powerful comedienne born and raised in Southern California. Deanna brings a "tell it like it is" attitude to the storytelling of her life. This woman is unafraid of talking taboo and is dedicated to questioning social norms. A self-professed "Master of Nothing," Deanna enjoys dabbling in many different mediums of expression. "I sing. I dance. I do comedy. Ya'll ain't getting rid of me tonight."  An alumnus of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Fort Lewis College, Deanna was a recipient of the Embrey Women's Leadership Fellowship provided by the Embrey Family Foundation and the American Indian College Fund. She is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Tonawanda Seneca of New York.