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Williams and Ree will return to BHSU

Williams and Ree, the comedy team that met while attending Black Hills State, will return to their alma mater for a show Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union multi-purpose room.

Since their days at BH, when they both claim to be majoring in draft dodging, they have performed across the country while sharing the stage with acts such as Garth Brooks, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis and others. They have also made their mark in television, appearing often on "The Nashville Network."

Although Williams and Ree bill themselves as "The Indian and the White Guy," their hilarious pointed jabs tend to wander from their traditional Indian-White Guy jokes to poking fun at just about everyone. In fact, they can poke fun at almost anything and garner laughs along the way. Their good-humored jesting has made them a perennial favorite across America.

Williams and Ree began playing together in a band in 1968. They filled the time between songs with their own brand of humor. Soon, their humor became a bigger draw than their band, and so the comedy team was born.

The two polished their act at the famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles during the 1970s, testing out new material and tightening their performance. Their show is lively, fast paced, funny and full of zings interspersed with songs. "The truth of the matter is that we pick on everyone, no matter what their background," said Ree. "We do songs, we do comedy. Actually, I don't like to label it comedy. I just think we entertain people."

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