Best Comedian 
Best of the City 2013
Albuquerque The Magazine

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"Six Hilarious Videos of Tatanka Means Stand-up Comedy" 
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Tatanka Means is an award-winning comedian and one of the YOUNGEST Native American COMEDIANS performing today. He has been sharing his comedy and motivational messages all over Indian Country. He represents the Oglala Lakota, Omaha and Navajo Nations from Chinle Arizona.

Tatanka has been performing stand-up comedy internationally throughout the U.S. and Canada. You can also catch him touring with the HILARIOUS Native American Comedy group, 49 Laughs Comedy. He currently continues to tour INDIAN COUNTRY spreading LAUGHTER and messages of MOTIVATION to all ages with his engagingly clean comedy entertaining audiences everywhere from CASINOS and schools, conferences and COLLEGES to prisons and rehab centers.

Means was recently recognized and awarded for his comedy by being voted Best Comedian by Albuquerque The Magazine.

Tatanka is also an award-winning ACTOR and can be seen on television and in movies such as, Saints & Strangers, A Million Ways to Die In The West, The Son, and Tiger Eyes based on the best-selling novel by author Judy Blume.

Tatanka’s AMBITION and PERSEVERANCE has taken him from his home on the reservation to traveling across the country. He has become a much-needed role model for all American Indian First Nations youth. He is PROUD to be a alcohol & DRUG-FREE SOBER PERFORMER.

"Tatanka Means is one of the funniest comedians around. Everyone should see his show" 
-Charlie Hill

"Tatanka Means is hilarious! The next generation of young and exciting comedians who are the future of Native Stand-up comedy" 

-Ernie Tsosie, III

"One of the hottest Native multipurpose entertainers"
-Native Peoples Magazine 

"Tatanka Means is one of the hippest, funniest and most talented comedians in Indian Country! His fresh authentic voice resonates with audiences of all ages"
-Indian Country Today

"He puts the Ayyeee in Native Comedy" 
-Native America Calling

"Constantly innovating moving in new directions on the rise like fry bread dough"
-Last Real Indians.com