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Williams & Ree bring humor to Sheldon stage

The music and comedy duo Bruce Williams and Terry Ree, often referred to as "the Indian and the White Guy," will bring their humor to the Sheldon Theatre at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

Williams & Ree have been packing casinos, clubs and arenas for more than 30 years. Today, their ever-changing routine -- more often than not -- steers away from the off-color Indian jokes that established the duo, Sheldon officials said.

The two men met in 1968 at Black Hills State College in Spearfish, S.D. They began playing together in a band, but often filled time between songs with their unique brand of humor. After realizing that the humor became a bigger draw than the music, the comedy team was born.

They polished their performances at venues such as the world- Comedy Store in Los Angeles during the 1970s and tested new material with the likes of Robin Williams and David Letterman.

Williams & Ree have since shared the stage with acts such as Garth Brooks, The Oak Ridge Boys and Tim McGraw. They also were hosts of "Country Kitchen" with Florence Henderson, a show that entertained audiences for over 10 years.

"By combining pop culture trends into a fast-paced, lively show, full of zings interspersed with songs, Williams & Ree prove they have what it takes to get an audience going," they said. This combination has allowed Williams & Ree to perform over 300 shows every year.

"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 think we entertain people."

Tickets are $29 for adults and $17 for students. Call (651) 388-8700 or (800) 899-5759 or go on the Internet at to purchase tickets.