Theres a Reality Show casting group in the L.A. area looking for Natives, there show is going to be something like the, "Sha's of Sunset", but rezified. Heres what I submitted:
Name: Charlie Ballard
Tribal Affiliation: Anishnabe and Sac & Fox
Hometown: Oakland, California.
Work: Professional Stand Up Comedian for 9 years, I've performed at comedy clubs, colleges and Indian Casinos all over the country.
Sexual Orientation: Gay, soooooooooooo gay !!!
Relationship Status: Single and always available but I know my single days are coming to a close so I've been shopping around for a cat lately.
TV Credits: 2007 "LOGO on Wisecrack" , 2010 National Competition Winner for Comedy Central "Jokes.com" , 2011 NBC's "America's Got Talent" , where I was booed down on National television for disclosing a joke about my Gay and Native American background.
Personal Politics: I'm pro-human, pro-gay, pro-women, pro-life, pro-choice, pro-everybody, and pro-anything as long as they're not hurting themselves or anyone else.
Family: I was born off the reservation in San Francisco, California. My parents moved to the Bay Area as apart of the Urban Indian Relocation Act in the 1970's to try and get Natives off the reservation and incorporate them into the mainstream society. I currently live with my mother and brother.
Education: Graduated from Sherman Indian High School in 1992, which is an off reservation boarding school in Riverside, California. In 2003, I graduated from Haskell Indian Nations Univeristy with a B.A. degree in American Indian Studies.
Traditional Values: Although I was raised off the reservation, when I was younger our communities rallied and made sure we were raised and taught our values, all of which are still important to me to this day.
Current Job Situation: I'm unemployed because I was fired from my waitering job last month of 8 years for having a mouth. So if you are guys are looking for someone whose deeply opnionated about anything, I'm your guy.
Why I want this: I've been waiting to jump to L.A. for quite some time, I suppose its a timing thing and I've been waiting for the right opportunity, so this could be it.
I've been down to L.A several times and love it down there.
If you guys would like to know more about me, please visit my website and look under my press links, I have a bunch of articles & interviews linked to my website.
Thanks guys, if you need anything else from me, just let me know.