This was a 20 minute set during an ICEWORM show (Improv and skits group). We challenged ourselves to come up with 20 mins of personal material. Looking at this 10 years later I smile at how much I have evolved some stories, how much I have learned about the profession, and how much I love performing.
If you want to be ‘like’ me then look for opportunities to get stage time and develop your material – no one walks from couch to stage, there is a lot of journey between! Enjoy yours…it’s part of the process!
Keith Wann has been performing since 2002, starting with the well-known ASL Improv group, ICEWORM, and then in 2004 started his solo career which quickly took off in 2006 due to his viral You Tube ASL video parody rendition of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”.
As a hearing child of Deaf adults, Wann is an original breakthrough performing ASL artist and has been featured in several short films with ASL, currently stars in a popular ASL Children’s book iTunes APP, is also a writer/actor for a new Signing Time project, and has done the annual “Read for the Record” story since 2009. Keith Wann has also done several commercials for Pepsi, appeared in Law and Order, and several short films, and travels all over the country performing almost every weekend with his popular solo show and the ASL Comedy Tour.
Check out his videos, over 250 on youtube, and laugh your ASL off!
Wann’s title as one of the most sought after and beloved performers in the ASL community, has grown into an industry and cultural household name. Combining side splitting adult humor, with heartfelt real life stories from his Coda childhood and teenage life, has become his comedic trademark among the ASL Community. Along with performing Keith also does workshops and maintains his National Certification as an interpreter, NIC:Master and CI/CT and has been an artistic ASL consultant on video projects including the artist Sia.
Respected in the industry as an ASL advocate, Keith has reached across the cultural divide between deaf and hearing worlds through humor, to bridge misconceptions and cultural gaps. After changing careers from interpreting to personal development, Keith and his wife Emilia joined LegalShield as independent associates and now travel all over the nation providing affordable access to the legal system and focusing on providing personal development to the ASL Community. For more information on their business check out www.CheckYourRights.net.
contact me – Keith@KeithWann.com or 212.920.4985
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