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Alisha Gaddis
Musicians Alisha Gaddis and Lucky Diaz of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band at the Minneapolis Book Festival, Target Children's Stage, September 8, 2012
Born Evansville, Indiana
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation
  • singer
  • actor
  • producer
  • writer
  • comedian
Years active   2010–present
Spouse(s) Lucky Diaz
Website alishagaddis.com

Alisha Gaddis is a singer, actor, producer, writer, and comedian. She is a founding member of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, has performed on stage on Broadway and around the world, and has appeared on and produced the television show Lishy Lou and Lucky Too.[1]

Music[edit | edit source]

Gaddis provides vocals and percussion for Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.[2] Her husband is bandmate Lucky Diaz. As Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, together they won a Latin GRAMMY in 2013[3] becoming the only Americans to win this award.[4] Gaddis suggested they create a family-style band after a recording of a song Diaz wrote for his daughter won them an invitation to play at a children's show.[5]

Acting[edit | edit source]

She was awarded an Emmy for her performance in Lishy Lou and Lucky Too.[6] Gaddis has also appeared in television shows including Mad Men, House, and Scrubs.[7] She has performed live on stage on Broadway and across the world in countries like Australia and China.[8]

Comedy[edit | edit source]

Gaddis has performed stand up comedy routines at The New York Comedy Club and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles[9] and opened for acts including Sarah Silverman, Drew Carey, and Ray Romano.[10]

Writing[edit | edit source]

She has edited six collections of humorous monologues.[11] The first collection is for women and was borne out of a series of live shows she co-produced. The others contain monologues for men, teens, and kids.[12] There is also one for LGBT performers which are written by LGBT comedians and allies with writing credits including Second City, Comedy Central, and the Onion.[13] Each book contains more than 60 monologues.[14]

Education[edit | edit source]

Gaddis studied Performance Studies at University of Sydney in Australia and has a double major in Drama and Political Science from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University[15] where she earned her BFA.[16]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lishy Lou and Lucky Too, retrieved 2018-10-27 
  2. "Interview – Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band". KID independent - handmade for kids. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  3. "Troubadour Radio: 'Jam Band' Releases A New Album For Kids". NPR. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  4. "Spare Times for Children for July 4-10". Retrieved 2018-11-02. 
  5. "Latin Grammy winners for children's music coming to Krannert on Saturday". Retrieved 2018-11-02. 
  6. Sauro, Tony. "Sauro: Lucky Diaz, Family Jam Band bring award-winning 'kindie' sound home". recordnet.com. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  7. "Alisha Gaddis". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  8. "Alisha Gaddis - I Want Her Job". iwantherjob.com. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  9. "Creators Behind LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny Speak with Us - Freaksugar". www.freaksugar.com. 2016-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  10. "I Want Her Job The Podcast: Meet Alisha Gaddis - I Want Her Job". iwantherjob.com. 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  11. "Hal Leonard Online". www.halleonard.com. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  12. "1 Funny Lady, 6 Hilarious Monologue Books". 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2018-11-02. 
  13. Desk, BWW News. "LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny Now Available!". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2018-11-02. 
  14. "1 Funny Lady, 6 Hilarious Monologue Books". 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2018-11-02. 
  15. "Alisha Gaddis - I Want Her Job". iwantherjob.com. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2018-10-27. 
  16. "Lucky Díaz Hits the Musical Note on the Head | River City Atttractions". www.rivercityattractions.com. Retrieved 2018-11-02. 

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