COMEDIENNE - SINGER - PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER -- DRAMATIST - PERFORMANCE LECTURER- PRESENTER
"Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson," is a character comedienne among comedians in Nashville, Tennessee. Event planners who like to think outside the box, will invite the church lady back time and time again. (Travels EVERYWHERE, just check her availability).
She's a Big Mama character comedienne and the alter-ego of Sherre Miller Bishop, a cancer survivor and a news reporter-public relations practitioner-turned gospel comedienne. As a comedienne she brings side-splitting laughter, she sings, and even outside of her "act," Sherre Bishop is a dynamic speaker. Besides Christian comedy, Sherre is also a dynamic presenter with topics related to women's issues and offers a signature workshop on "How to Tell Your Story with Power Plus. She also keynotes women's day programs and offers a performance lecture. This is a great option for someone on a tight budget who wants a speaker-presenter and comedy for a conference event. She travels the country and is on fire for God sharing the medicine and ministry of laughter.
Don't blink yet, she is also an actor who has been featured in many independent films. Sherre's original award-winning one-woman show, "From the Motherland to the Promised Land, was a winning entry featured in the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival. She has also presented 'Motherland in over 26 states and the International Convention of Minister's Wives in Las Vegas.
America's beloved Big Mama, character comedienne, Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson, is a clear runner-up for character comedians like Tyler Perry's Madeah, Martin Lawrence's Big Momma, Ricky Smiley's Bernice Jenkins and Steve Harvey's Sister Odell and Larry the Cable Guy. Some reviewers say she reminds them of legends like Minnie Pearl, Moms Mabley, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, and Phyllis Diller.
"Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson," is is the alter-ego of Sherre Miller Bishop, a cancer survivor and a news reporter-public relations practitioner-turned gospel comedienne. She is on fire for God sharing the ministry of laughter across the country.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 60 minutes
Corporate retreat? If you want to raise eyebrows with that "outside the box" appeal, you have come to the right place! Choose from the wacky, clean Big Mama, "Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson," or the professional, yet humorous, presentation of Sherre Bishop (read more in speaker category) as her self. Can't decide? Choose both! Either way, attendes will be chuckling about it long after the event is over.
MORE ABOUT CHARACTER: If you want clean, Christian comedy tailored to your event, Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson is your best pick. "Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson," is the alter-ego of Sherre Miller Bishop, a cancer survivor and a news reporter-public relations practitioner-turned gospel comedienne. She travels the country and is on fire for God sharing the medicine and ministry of laughter.
Besides Christian comedy, Sherre is also a dynamic presenter with a signature workshop related to women's issues and "How to Tell Your Story with Power Plus. She also keynotes women's day programs and offers an award-winning historical performance lecture.
microphone, audio output access, platform
Standard stage lighting is sufficient for most performances. Rider information, detailed technical information and artist's needs will be included in a contract for firm bookings.
Sistah Willie Ruth's Southern-fried comedy set comes to life with her whimsical facial gestures and wacky physicalities. Some of her popular sets include: Don't Pray for Blessing You've Already Got, SlainT in the Spirit, Tacos on Post, Rules for life in 20th Century A.D., Real Checkups, Nail Shop Fire, Scar Face and an all-time favorite, Play Crazy. Sistah Willie Ruth is also a cheesecake, she not only brings laughter, she also sings. Many of her sets are closed with a song. Two of the most requested are: her testimonial song, the classic hymn, "Tis So Sweet." She also often sings her original song, a whimsical message bearing piece entitled, "Don't Try to Hide Behind Your Weave."
Past Booked Dates:
02-24-2013 — "Motherland" Campbellsville, KY
02-15-2013 — King and Queen Gala, Nashville, TN
02-10-2013 — New Hopewell Church, Tanner, AL
01-21-2013 — Inauguration Celebration, Nashville, TN
12-30-2012 — Connie Dennell's Birthday Bash, Nashville, TN
12-15-2012 — Christmas Clay Celebration, Nashville, TN
12-14-2012 — Willing Hearts-Bethel, Murfreesboro, TN
11-17-2012 — Nashville, TN
10-13-2012 — Sister's Network Cancer Survivors -Comedy, Nashville, TN
10-06-2012 — Shirley Caeser & Friends Gospel Fest, ATL, GA
09-07-2012 — Comedy Night Bass Street, Nashville, TN
08-11-2012 — Friendship MB Church Comedy Night, Nashville, TN
08-10-2012 — Osteen Fam Reunion, Murfreesboro, TN
08-05-2012 — Askew Celebration
08-04-2012 — Anti-Bullying Youth Fest-Springfield, TN
08-04-2012 — Dorsey Family Reunion, Nashville TN
08-03-2012 — Choctaw Reunion, Murfreesboro, TN
07-28-2012 — Jackson Homecoming Reunion
07-27-2012 — Sabbath Keepers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
07-21-2012 — Roasting 92Q's Connie Dennell, Nashville, TN
07-01-2012 — Private event, Boston, MA
06-30-2012 — Private event, Murfreesboro, TN
06-24-2012 — Zion Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Ohio
2006: 20 gigs
2007: 24 gigs
2008: 26 gigs
2009: 44 gigs
2011: 35 gigs
2012: 65 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fundraiser, Luncheon/Tea, Other, Parade, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Trade Show, Wedding Reception, Workshop