"There is no one more versatile, charming, and genuinely funny in Minnesota, and no matter where you see her, it’s guaranteed to be a great show." City Pages Magazine 2020
A self-labeled Geek, Miss Shannan Paul brings roaring laughter to even the most curmudgeonly of crowds. Twin Cities newspaper, the City Pages says, “No matter where you’ve seen (or heard) her, you know just how great Miss Shannan is. With comedy that’s personal and relatable, she has the ability to make you feel like you’ve been friends for years, even if you’re only seeing her for the very first time.”
She was named 2020’s “Best Stand-up Comedian” by City Pages ®. Campus Activities Magazine® included Miss Shannan as one of eight Top Speaker Picks for 2015. Her storytelling and irresistible smile are sure to crack up even the most stone-faced curmudgeon. She can relate to just about everyone whether they be business professionals, students, Sci-Fi fans, jocks, or soccer moms.
She can regularly be seen bringing her wit, whimsy and pop culture expertise to TV and radio talk shows. Her diverse professional background has given her an incredibly broad communication set and allowed her to work with people and groups covering a spectrum of ethnicities, age ranges and education levels. She has hosted numerous corporate and charity events. In addition, she is a touring stand-up comedian who has performed for a wide range of audiences.
Before moving to Minnesota- the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Miss Shannan Paul was born and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Miss Shannan is a regular guest on local TV talk shows speaking on diversity and pop culture. She started her professional career working for Fortune 100 companies including Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America. Since her cubicle days, Miss Shannan has moved on to become a Radio and Television show host, Actress, certified Live Auctioneer and a proud former player of the Women’s Professional Football League.
Miss Shannan’s discussions on “Cultural Sensitivity for the Accidentally Insensitive,” “Comedy Through the Chaos: Lessons Learned Though Laughter” and “Working Through It Together: Sensitivity in Your Workplace World” use personal anecdotes and real world examples to teach the audience how to not “be that person” who walks blindly into awkward situations. Miss Shannan can keep you smiling and keep people of other cultures smiling along with you.
Miss Shannan is available as a Speaker, Comedian, Host, Emcee and Certified Benefit Auctioneer.