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Jackie Keliiaa

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Comedian Jackie Keliiaa on Keeping Tahoe Washoe


Jackie Keliiaa is a stand-up comedian raised in Hayward and based in Oakland. She's unapologetically Bay, and proud of her Yerington, Paiute and Washoe roots. She's also funny af.  Building off Charlie Hill's legacy, Keliiaa cracks jokes about colonialism, Native culture and family, alongside her trials and tribulations with dating.Before the pandemic, you could catch her shows at Punchline San Francisco, Comedy Oakland and Tommy T's. She's featured alongside other Native comedians in the televised 'First Nation Comedy Experience'. She also produces events that showcase woman of color comics, and she just launched a podcast where she interviews creative friends.One of her latest endeavors includes contributing a chapter in the newly published book, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy. It's a deep dive into the under-appreciated legacy of Native comedians, taking its name from an iconic Charlie Hill joke, "My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York... We had a little real estate problem."


2 Apr 2021

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Live with Jackie Keliiaa & Dara M Wilson

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Phil & Abas were joined by comedian Jackie Keliiaa and writer/performer Dara M Wilson for a sold out night at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, California on January 18th, 2019. DJ Crimson was there to offer his commentary through a litany of inappropriate sound effects. o.k. land is a comedy/conversation/sketch/interview/other show hosted by: Connect with Jackie Keliiaa on Instagram: jackiecomedy Twitter: @JackieKeliiaa Connect with Dara M Wilson Instagram: daramwilson Twitter: @DaraMWilson Theme music: DJ Crimson - http://www.djcrimson.com Production Assistance & Live Engineering: Taylor Simmons ABAS IDRIS - a comedian, writer and storyteller. With a masters in Communication, he explores the nuanced but powerful ways meanings are negotiated between cultural, racial and social differences. Most importantly he puts peanut butter in his oatmeal. Twitter: @theabasidris After leading his first Seder, PHIL SURKIS (pronounced Circus) was inspired to try performing comedy & storytelling. He's a regular on the Solo Sundays series at Stage Werx, and has performed at The Marsh, Starline Social Club, New Parish, and many other spots around the Bay Area. He's also a podcast producer of Kamau Right Now, Politically Re-Active, Feminist Frequency Radio, Dear Prudence, and his own Spice Cabinet. www.philsurkis.com Twitter: @philsurkis Twitter @oklandpodcast Instagram: oklandpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oklandpodcast


31 Jan 2019

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026 - Economic Development Secrets - Jackie Keliiaa, East Bay EDA

Economic Development Secrets

This month's special guest is Jackie Keliiaa, Senior Economic Development Analyst for the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. Jackie discusses a couple of exciting programs that they offer in promoting regionalism in this vibrant area. One of which is panels of current economic development trends that professionals in the field need to be familiar with. Trends have included cannabis and cryptocurrency. Another exciting program that they offer they like to call the Academy Awards of the economic development field.


9 Jul 2018