Californian comedian Elijah Tindall brings his “Laugh Anyway” tour to the historic Emory House in Choudrant, Louisiana on Sunday, July 10.
Tindall is originally from Los Angeles, California and primarily grew up in Little Rock Arkansas. Growing up, the comedian found comfort and acceptance in making people laugh.
“I’m half Mexican, half white, so at the time I was the goofier, weirder guy and so all of those things were working against me,” Tindall explained. “So I found that I could do crazy things and I would stand out in the right way where I wouldn’t feel so uncomfortable.”
While Tindall had earned his spot as a class clown, he also discovered a passion for radio during his senior year of high school. There he was able to hone his acting skills and translate them into messages he would use with his students as a youth pastor.
It was there that he found his happiness and created his own style of comedic storytelling that had a message and was suitable for all ages.
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“No one anticipates this will be a family presentation,” laughed Tindall. “Bringing home greater principles and positive messages and they’re not expecting a clean comedy night. And then they’re cheated at the end and they realize they had a good time and they laugh like with all the other comics, but then at the end they’re like ‘oh he didn’t swear and I think I just learned as a principle of leadership’ so they don’t see it coming.”
Tindall’s next show will be at the historic Emory House, an intimate venue that has limited seating. A $15 donation is recommended for ticket purchases and proceeds will go to Tindall’s nonprofit where he works with juvenile correctional centers, jails and jails nationwide.
To donate, you can do so on Venmo, Cash App or PayPal:
Venmo – @Elias-Tindall
Cash App – $ElijahTindall
PayPal – PayPal.me/EliasIsreal
During this tour, Tindall filmed a comedy special which will air on a major streaming platform. To keep up with Tindall and where he’s going next and to find out who will be streaming the special, follow him on Facebook, instagram and ICT Tac.
Meredith G. White is an arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find it on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at email@example.com.