Comedy duo, Williams and Ree, discuss their storied comedy career that started in Spearfish, SD in 1968 and still continues 52 years later. From their early days as openers to regional musical acts to their rise as national headliners, Bruce and Terry share insights into their career longevity, creative process and memorable shows.
Williams & Ree aka The Indian & The White Guy
Since connecting through music at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, Bruce Williams and Terry Ree, aka,. The Indian and The White Guy, have been entertaining audiences for over 52 years. Bruce, (the white guy) and Terry (Sioux), now hold the distinction as the longest performing standup duo in comedy history.
Multi talented musicians, vocalist and joke writers, Bruce and Terry were gracious enough to join me on How Does That Happen to discuss their careers, their passion for comedy and their insights on the entertainment world. Their impressive resume includes appearances on Classic TV shows like Hee Haw and Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert as well as their own independent films; Williams and Ree; The Movie and Totem Ree Call.
52 Years of Comedy Performing Together
They’ve opened for Garth Brooks, had a cooking show with Florence Henderson (Mrs. Brady from the Brady Bunch), and performed from International Falls, Minnesota to Las Vegas. Through it all, they’ve maintained their love of comedy, music, and performing together. 52-years later, their chemistry, banter, and timing are still as strong as ever.
Bruce & Terry Also Discuss:
Being inspired by the comedy duo, Dennis and Cree
Working with Florence Henderson (Mrs. Brady from The Brady Bunch) on the TV show, Country Kitchen
How Country influenced their musical direction
Getting fired between shows at Dollywood
What they learned from Rowan and Martin; and The Smothers Brothers
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