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Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson

Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson

8 reviews
Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson
4.875/5 stars – based on 8 reviews

Why book Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson?

Tough decision! SPEAKER (Sherre Bishop) or COMEDIENNE (Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson)?

SPEAKER - She is a speaker and respected life coach who connects, and delivers content and laughs. "Let Go Expert," Sherre helps people get unstuck. Servicing, corporate or special events world-wide.

COMEDY - Sherre's alter ego is the costumed, America's beloved Big Mama "Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson." This buxom church lady character evokes memories of everybody's Big Mama. You will laugh just thinking about her weeks after the event.

Book Sherre or her alter-ego Willie Ruth. Save money, book your speaker and comedienne all-in-one person!

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Reviews

Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
"Sherre Bishop (AKA Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson) was the featured reader (and volunteer) for the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association's 2012 Read Across America Celebration at the Parthenon in Nashville, TN. As Sistah Johnson, she captivated a delighted audience of hundreds of inner-city elementary students with her medicine of humor. Along with her performance, she taught a valuable lesson on the importance of reading, dreaming and setting high expectations. Sherre is a Nashville treasure who will bring a smile and an out right belly laugh to any audience lucky enough to experience her performance."

Stephen Henry, President
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Other in Nashville, TN
5 / 5 stars

Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson is a Nashville treasure!

"Sherre Bishop (AKA Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson) was the featured reader (and volunteer) for the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association's 2012 Read Across America Celebration at the Parthenon in Nashville, TN. As Sistah Johnson, she captivated a delighted audience of hundreds of inner-city elementary students with her medicine of humor. Along with her performance, she taught a valuable lesson on the importance of reading, dreaming and setting high expectations. Sherre is a Nashville treasure who will bring a smile and an out right belly laugh to any audience lucky enough to experience her performance."

Stephen Henry, President
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association

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Reviewer: Stephen H.
Organization: Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Event: Other in Nashville, TN
Event Date: Mar 2, 2012
Hired As: Christian Comedian

Response from Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson:

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words. I enjoy what I do.

Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
If you want to laugh, non-shop, call Sista Willie Ruth! She did a one hour performance for us recently and we laughed the entire hour and our cheeks hurt at the end it was so fun! I can't tell you how funny Willie Ruth is. You won't regret booking her for your event. She is a TOTAL blast! We are going to have her back again she was so entertaining.
Retreat in Franklin, KY
5 / 5 stars

ABSOLUTELY TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you want to laugh, non-shop, call Sista Willie Ruth! She did a one hour performance for us recently and we laughed the entire hour and our cheeks hurt at the end it was so fun! I can't tell you how funny Willie Ruth is. You won't regret booking her for your event. She is a TOTAL blast! We are going to have her back again she was so entertaining.

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Reviewer: Jeannie S.
Organization: AshBy Wedding & Event Planning
Event: Retreat in Franklin, KY
Event Date: Feb 28, 2014
Hired As: Comedian
Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
Sherre Bishop is an exceptional artist. Her performance of Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson "From the Motherland to Promiseland" at our Black History program was superbly insightful. It was spiritually exhilarating, boldly inspirational, and enlightening. It raised the consciousness of our youth and their inquisitive nature of how a people of color used song and encoded language to catapult a quest for freedom. My God! We laughed, cried, and edified every expression of her dramatization. It was so powerful, our hearts were penetrated and our minds were forever reminded of where we had come from, providing a greater longing for an even better tomorrow. Her work is a magnificent God-movement ministry! THIS IS A MUST SEE PERFORMING ARTS MINISTRY!!
Worship Service in Nashville, TN
5 / 5 stars

AN OUTSTANDING CLASS-ACT PERFORMING ARTS MINISTRY

Sherre Bishop is an exceptional artist. Her performance of Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson "From the Motherland to Promiseland" at our Black History program was superbly insightful. It was spiritually exhilarating, boldly inspirational, and enlightening. It raised the consciousness of our youth and their inquisitive nature of how a people of color used song and encoded language to catapult a quest for freedom. My God! We laughed, cried, and edified every expression of her dramatization. It was so powerful, our hearts were penetrated and our minds were forever reminded of where we had come from, providing a greater longing for an even better tomorrow. Her work is a magnificent God-movement ministry! THIS IS A MUST SEE PERFORMING ARTS MINISTRY!!

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Reviewer: Pamela G.
Organization: Southside Community Church
Event: Worship Service in Nashville, TN
Event Date: Feb 23, 2014
Hired As: Christian Comedian
Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
SISTER WILLE RUTH IS THE MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN IVE EVER SAW AFTER THE SERVICE WENT HOME AND WATCH HER VIDEO AGAIN AND AGAIN,IF YOU HAVENT BOOKED HER YOUR SURE MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING WONDERFUL,GOD BLESSYOU HURRY AND BOOK HER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Anniversary Party in Chillicothe, OH
5 / 5 stars

SHE IS REALLY WORTH SEEING

SISTER WILLE RUTH IS THE MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN IVE EVER SAW AFTER THE SERVICE WENT HOME AND WATCH HER VIDEO AGAIN AND AGAIN,IF YOU HAVENT BOOKED HER YOUR SURE MISSING OUT ON SOMETHING WONDERFUL,GOD BLESSYOU HURRY AND BOOK HER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Reviewer: ELSIECOOK
Event: Anniversary Party in Chillicothe, OH
Event Date: Jul 2, 2012
Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
Love Love Love Sistah Willie Ruth. Saw some of her videos and met her at our family reuion
Reunion in Nashville, TN
4 / 5 stars

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Love Love Love Sistah Willie Ruth. Saw some of her videos and met her at our family reuion

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Reviewer: Beverly B.
Event: Reunion in Nashville, TN
Event Date: May 29, 2011
Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
Can truthfully say that you need to see Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson. She is great and will have you rolling on the floor!!! You can also relate to what she is saying. Get in a hurry and see her ASAP.
Awards Night in Nashville, TN
5 / 5 stars

Great Christian Comedian and Giving Person

Can truthfully say that you need to see Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson. She is great and will have you rolling on the floor!!! You can also relate to what she is saying. Get in a hurry and see her ASAP.

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Reviewer: Barbara W.
Organization: Ebenezer Church
Event: Awards Night in Nashville, TN
Event Date: Jun 26, 2011
Hired As: Christian Comedian
Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
Sistah Willie Ruth has come numerous of times to our church for anniversaries, youth conferences, women conferences and everytime to RAVE reviews! Her humor will leave you in stitches, as you sit there and enjoy it, you will say to yourself, "How does she come up with this humor." Great ACT! You will not be disappointed!
Religious Celebration in Nashville, TN
5 / 5 stars

Sistah Willie Ruth is a Riot!

Sistah Willie Ruth has come numerous of times to our church for anniversaries, youth conferences, women conferences and everytime to RAVE reviews! Her humor will leave you in stitches, as you sit there and enjoy it, you will say to yourself, "How does she come up with this humor." Great ACT! You will not be disappointed!

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Reviewer: Elder G. V. C.
Organization: Historic First Community Church
Event: Religious Celebration in Nashville, TN
Event Date: Feb 4, 2011
Hired As: Christian Comedian

Response from Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson:

Thank you Elder Clay. I would tell anyone, if you are ever in Nashville, Tenn and you want to visit an friendly church with an anointed pastor who does not offer "just church" but a Holy Ghost time with people on fire for God, stop by the Historic First Community Church 1815 Knowles Street. Thanks for having me!

Corporate Comedian in Nashville, TN
Girl, you had me rollin'!!! I love your character and you are consistently hilarious!! I also love the conversations you have with others and just the language you use. If you are anywhere around me, I will come see you again and again!! I love ya, Sistah!!
Seminar in Nashville, AR
5 / 5 stars

You crack me up, Sistah!!

Girl, you had me rollin'!!! I love your character and you are consistently hilarious!! I also love the conversations you have with others and just the language you use. If you are anywhere around me, I will come see you again and again!! I love ya, Sistah!!

Overall
Reviewer: Debbie K.
Event: Seminar in Nashville, AR
Event Date: Jun 12, 2012

Response from Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson:

Thanks Debbie. That means a lot coming from a fellow comedienne. Bless you!

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Non-union

Overview

Corporate event? Set the momentum with an icebreaker that is "outside the box," fun, clean, and memorable! Choose from the wacky, clean Big Mama, "Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson," or the professional, yet humorous, speaker, Sherre Bishop (read more in full bio) 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 comedienne. Sherre travels the country sharing what she calls the medicine and ministry of laughter.

HER SPEAKING AS A LET-GO-COACH
Besides Christian comedy, Sherre is also a dynamic presenter also known as the "Let Go Coach," teaching principles for getting control of your life by letting go. She helps non-profits learn to tell their stories to build partnerships, with a presentation on "How to Tell Your Story with Power+." She also keynotes women's programs, teaches on how to speak to news media and offers an award-winning historical performance lecture. She is a triple-decker cheesecake and best value for your next event budget!

Additional Booking Notes

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.

Bio

COMEDIENNE - LET GO COACH - PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER -- DRAMATIST
"Sistah Willie Ruth Johnson," is a squeaky, clean, character comedienne among comedians in Nashville, Tennessee. Event planners who like to think outside the box, will invite America's beloved big mama back time and time again. (Travels EVERYWHERE, just check her availability).

SPEAKER
Sherre Miller Bishop, the speaker is the humorist behind the big mama character comedienne. This news reporter-turned gospel comedienne is a dynamic presenter. When not on stage making laughter, she is sharing her core message as a speaker about how to get control of your life by letting go. Though she can tailor her talks to your event, her signature topics include:
"7 Principles for How to Let Go," based on her published materials. She shares sessions on how to deliver speeches and presentations, speak to media and "How to Tell Your Story with Power Plus." She offers a performance lecture and an original, award-winning historical monologue that has taken her across the country. 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 28 states and the International Convention of Minister's Wives in Las Vegas.

This is a great option for someone on a tight budget who wants a speaker-presenter and a separate comedy set for a conference event, icebreaker, or workshop. Sherre loves to travel the country sharing the medicine and ministry of laughter.

Past Booked Events

02/24/13 "Motherland" Campbellsville, KY
02/15/13 King and Queen Gala, Nashville, TN
02/10/13 New Hopewell Church, Tanner, AL
01/21/13 Inauguration Celebration, Nashville, TN
12/30/12 Connie Dennell's Birthday Bash, Nashville, TN
12/15/12 Christmas Clay Celebration, Nashville, TN
12/14/12 Willing Hearts-Bethel, Murfreesboro, TN
11/17/12 Nashville, TN
10/13/12 Sister's Network Cancer Survivors -Comedy, Nashville, TN
10/06/12 Shirley Caeser & Friends Gospel Fest, ATL, GA
09/07/12 Comedy Night Bass Street, Nashville, TN
08/11/12 Friendship MB Church Comedy Night, Nashville, TN
08/10/12 Osteen Fam Reunion, Murfreesboro, TN
08/05/12 Askew Celebration
08/04/12 Anti-Bullying Youth Fest-Springfield, TN
08/04/12 Dorsey Family Reunion, Nashville TN
08/03/12 Choctaw Reunion, Murfreesboro, TN
07/28/12 Jackson Homecoming Reunion
07/27/12 Sabbath Keepers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
07/21/12 Roasting 92Q's Connie Dennell, Nashville, TN
07/01/12 Private event, Boston, MA
06/30/12 Private event, Murfreesboro, TN
06/24/12 Zion Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Ohio

Set List

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."

Influences & Inspiration

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.

Setup Requirements

microphone, audio output access, platform

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