Marty Tipton and the Cowboy Way
Los Angeles Interview
Marty Tipton is about as close as one can get to the American cowboy of yore this side
of the year 2000. And while his cowboy hat and boots, and even his livelihood as a
professional trick roper add to this conception, the similarities extend beyond the
standard cowboy imagery. Tipton has a larger-than-life quality to him, telling stories in
his friendly Oklahoma twang that seem believable enough but also carry with them a
sense of the fantastic that belongs in a dime novel. Continue reading.......
Kid taught 507 people to trick rope in California. The
group gathered outside the Autry Western Heritage
Museum in Los Angeles to set a the record for the
Largest Group of Trick Ropers Ever to Perform.
|Cole C. Eslyn former CEO,
O.U. Medical Center
Mary invited Tipton to her pool party last
summer along with many other notable
guest including Mis. America.
|George Bush Sr. Awarded Marty (Oklahoma Kid) the
Presidential Metal of Honor for rescuing children out of the
Rep. Panama from child abduction.
Tipton has worked with Laura Bush in support of education.
|Friends of The Oklahoma Kid
The Oklahoma Kid (Marty Tipton) is fourth generation
western entertainer from Ponca city. Tipton is a hilariously
funny comedian who uses many antics including trick
roping to engaged the audience in laughter.
More than 120 years of family history has prepared him for
his career of entertainment. Dating back four generations
Tipton's forefathers performed in legendary shows like the
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, 101 Ranch Wild West Show,
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and the Tom Mix Circus.
The art of humor and rope spinning runs in the family and
in fact he has relative ties to the famous trick roper and
actor of the 1930s Will Rogers making him a cousin to the
Performance genes have trickled down through the
generations and are clearly evident when you see him
speak and perform. If you ever seen a rope spinning it was
probably Tipton. He has performed in just about every type
of venue imaginable. He has made crowds laugh in
everything from professional sports games to the
Broadway productions like the Will Rogers Follies. He also
can be seen regularly in city wide community gatherings
and cooperate banquets around the country. In 2014 Tipton
toured in New York an L.A. directing and performing in
televised appearances including ABC Good Morning
America. Tipton has taken the art of trick to new extremes
like nothing like nothing ever seen before.
|Marty Tipton (The Oklahoma Kid)
Performing in the
When Marty was in his early grade school years he would walk to his grandmothers house
after school everyday. She would give him a treat and tell him stories about growing up in the
west. Delia rode in a wagon across the largest county in Oklahoma called Osage from the
Vinita area to meet her husband Dale. Dale worked in the 101 Ranch Wild West Show
performing and training horses. Marty's grandmother also told him stories about the Pawnee
Bill Wild West Shows and her visits with Will Rogers. One of her favorite sorties was about the
unveiling of the Pioneer Woman in 1930. She said Will had everyone rolling with laughter when
he commented about the Pioneer Woman having a girdle on the prairie. After the unveiling of
the statue Will and Delia had a picnic together and she recalls him talking to her about the
pickled watermelon that was so popular. Delia received letters from Will over the years from
places he had visited around the world. One of the letters Marty recalls her reading was about
the Mississippi floods. Delia keep the letters at her bedside in the dresser drawer tied with a
ribbon till she passed away.
Tipton is a supporter of the OU medical
center. He greats each new Dr. arriving at
the medical center. He also Visits the
children who are cancer patients and
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Hero: A hero is an ordinary
individual and endure in spite of
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Ring for the
game at the COX
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For 2015 summer presentation Every Hero Has a Story the Oklahoma Kid will be telling stories of
famous wild west heroes like Will Rogers and Bill Pickett and many more. To make the program
interesting Kid uses large poster board pictures to illustrate the stories. He will be performing
wild west trick roping as well.
Special programs: Trick Roping Lessons.
After the presentation he will give out trick ropes and give a spinning lesson. All ages are invited
Official Wild West Signed Certificates of completing for rope spinning classes are given to
participants. Also participants may register for historical records.
After every program the Oklahoma Kid likes to spend time with the children visiting and taking
To find out your special rate and if dates are available contact Jennifer.
Jennifer@theoklahomakid.com or call 405-465-0022 email@example.com
Delia McSpadden always look forward to her cousin
Will Rogers visit to Oklahoma. Delia was the great
grandmother of Marty Tipton.
Cherokee Strip Land Rush
Noted contributor Tipton told historical
stories that were put into print.
Sold over one million copies.
Oklahoma Land Run Story
told by Marty Tipton
"It is not always how fast you run or how high you climb but how you bounce.
Don't merely be a spectator. Nothing compares to living life, rather than merely watching it. Yes, it takes daring and a
willingness but its be so worth it - despite the bumps and scratches and bruises along the way."
The Oklahoma Kid and Kevin Durants mother Wanda are
supporters of the Foundation of Excellence ~ David and
Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative. Over the last 8 years Kid
has been attending functions to support education
system in Oklahoma. We have the best bunch of young
adults in the world and cultivating their education is our
number one priority. Change starts at home.
Tipton was the guest speaker in
Washington along with Donna Brazil
Democratic presidential advisor.
|Dallas Tipton (left), Senator J. Berry
Harrison (middle), Marty Tipton (right)
Oklahoma State Capital
The Oklahoma Kid opened for Big & Rich in support of the troops at Fort Sill Oklahoma.
A big thanks goes out to Colonel Waters for making it happen.
Music and laughter rang out at Legends
Dance Hall in Tulsa Oklahoma as Mary
Corgan played her number one country and
western hits along with Tipton spinning his
trick rope for the annual Nordam 2015
Aerospace banquet. Tipton keep the crowd
laughing by bringing the CEO and GMs to
come on stage for a little lesson on trick
Later in the evening Tipton taught line
dancing to an energetic crowd. It was a fun
filled evening with tons of laughs due impart
to the expertise SRO Productions who
supplied the 5 star catering and
entertainment for evening.
|Marty R. Tipton
Professional Actor / Entertainer
|The Oklahoma Kid and Oklahoma
County Sheriff John Whetsel
Supporting Camp Cavett together.
Marty Tipton aka the Oklahoma Kid entertains in
the Will Rogers fashion using trick roping and
local news and event to jest at. He often calls up
officials like the mayor or the state governors to
have a laugh in good taste. Tipton has appeared
in just about every state in the country over the
last 30 years performing in everything from the
Will Rogers Follies to half time shows for
professional sports events. His humor has a taste
of the west but with a modern day twist. He has
even been called the Will Rogers of the
twenty-first century which is no coincidence
because his family has been performing in and
producing Wild West shows for over 100 years. In
fact Tipton has relative ties to Will Rogers in his
Nordam Aerospace Annual Banquet
Legend Dance Hall, Tulsa Oklahoma
I work with our community partners to advance the
This includes working with committees to further
our education and making sure the word is getting
out there about all the great things our state has to
(The Oklahoma Kid)
|Comedian Has Audience
Roaring With Laughter!
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|Each year we pick a different theme. This year we chose the United States and a
western theme, so we contacted Tipton. His entertainers were skilled and very sociable.
Our guest loved being able to interact with the performers. He was also even able to
deliver an Emmy Award winning musician to perform for us. PT Barnum himself
couldn't of done a better job. Over the 15 years I have been CEO we have never seen
such a wonderful production. It was exciting and energetic and memorable. I would
recommend Tipton to anyone who was ever considering having a gathering of any
type. It was simple astonishing.
Chief Executive Officer
National Lottery Commission
Marty (Kid) & Aunt Edna
Edna Irene Covalt is a third generation professional trick roper. Edna competed in many rodeo
events including bronc riding. Edna is known world wide in the western industry. Edna was a
mentor to Marty traveling and performing with him in hundreds shows a year.
|Over 300 Performances in One Year.
Tipton and Edna Covalt entertained in several hundred
shows for the Oklahoma Centennial appearing in some
times up three cities a day.
Dancers trained under
the renowned performer
Janet Dunstan Dance.
Tipton Produced and managed
all the live entertainment for the
Seneca Casino in Niagara
|Seneca Niagara Casino in
Niagara New York.
Will Rogers performance by Marty
Photo by the sensational Cliff Moore of
Southern Lights Photography.
Tipton performed during the
Elk city PRCA Rodeo along
with Ronnie Milsap and
George Straights Ace in the
When Tipton entered the arena Ronnie Milsap said,
"Great to see ya Tipton"
Kelly Ogle of Chanel 9 News OKC and the Oklahoma State FFA members
assisted with Wings Charity Banquet held in Oklahoma city in June to
raise funding for special needs community.
Wings Mission: to enhance the lives of adults with
developmental disabilities through social, vocational and
residential programs guided by the principles of the Bible.
People... need a time to laugh. I love
people and I love our country, Tipton
said. I like to see things happen in the
world that won't happen by us sitting
around and the best way to get started
to be happy and laugh. It's like catching
a breath of air.
Marty Tipton The Oklahoman News Press
Museum has created a new exhibit highlighting the women who organized, managed, and performed in Wild
West shows. These skilled women toured the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, influencing
millions with their courage, determination, and independence. The women of the Wild West shows
represented idealized images of the past, but they were also agents of cultural change who challenged the
expectations of what women were capable of doing.
Worlds Best Marksman
Annie Oakley was the world's best shot and she used her skills to leave a
poverty stricken home. Annie grew up with no father and had to rely on her
own skills to survive. If Annie wanted to eat she had to hunt squirrels and
rabbits every day for the first 16 years of her life. Her shooting skills became
so honed she entered a shooting contest and beat all the men in the
competition. She meet her husband Mr. Butler at the competition and he give
her a metal stat to wear on her hat. He told Annie "You're going to be a star
someday." From that day on out Annie traveled the world competing and
giving exhibitions of her expert shooting skills. Annie was known to have
shot 1000 glass ball targets that were thrown in the air, never missing a single
shot. She could also shoot over her shoulder only using a mirror to hit her
two targets. She eventually joined the Wild West show circuit to perform and
live a happy and successful life with her husband. Her timely rise to fame
allowed her to become one of the first American women to be a "superstar".
Story as told by Marty Tipton
Tipton visits with local
banquets around the
state on the raise of
the economy with the
political change in
2016 and how we
should laugh our way
back to prosperity.
His humorist truths
leave people laughing
and in good hopes.
Kelly Ogle Chanel 9 News interviewing
Tipton at Wings Charity Event OKC
|Wild Wild West Comedian the Oklahoma
Kid has a unique style in comic fashion
that leaves the audience in stitches
while twisting his rope.
|Dr Hedgethicket Esquier III
|Friday October 2nd, at 3pm. Start out your visit be shopping one
of the special event merchants and one of our many Antique
Malls and be sure to stop by the Territorial Museum as will to see
some real wild west artifacts. Also Friday evening You won't
want to miss the Stampede Street Dance from 8pm till 11pm
featuring the live Guitar action by the band Purple Haze. The
Oklahoma Kid will be on hand to teach line dancing to all ages
throughout the evening.
|Also Saturday at 10am with the Wild Color Stampede, a 5K run where participants are
covered in color along the route. Get set for gunslinger fights, chuck wagons, live
bluegrass music, a pie contest, Native American dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts.
Kids will enjoy carnival food, face painting, jumping castles, trick Roping lessons. This
festival will also include live music, vendor booths and antique shopping.
|Saturday Oct 3rd will be filled by live
performance by authentic Wild West
Showmen. There will be live action by the
hilarious rope spinning cowboy the
Oklahoma Kid. He will also be giving Trick
Roping lessons to whoever is willing to
give it a spin. Also appearing will be the
Amazing Dr. Hedgethicket's Medicine Man
Show and the Indian Territory Gun
Fighters will be along to right justice.
|Its going to be an evening of fun and
laughter with cowboy comedian the
Oklahoma Kid opening for superstar
comedian Mark Curry in Laughter is the
best Medicine Boots and Bling Gala on
Saturday August 29th at the
Albuquerque Convention Center.
|Mark Curry is possibly comedy's best
kept secret and undoubtedly one of
the funniest comedians in the world.
Curry got his big break in 1992 as the
star of hit television series Hangin'
with Mr. Cooper, and went on to star
in The Drew Carey Show, Martin, and
The Jamie Foxx Show.
|Presbyterian Volunteer Services has made an
extremely generous matching gift of $250,000 to
support Laughter is the Best Medicine and The
Stroke Center at Presbyterian. Every dollar you
donate right now will be doubled thanks to
Presbyterian Volunteer Services. It also means
that the impact of your gift will be doubled as well!
|Come join Presbyterian Health Care
Foundation for the western shindig
|For information contact Alicia Marcell at the Presbyterian Health care Foundation at 505-724-6576.
Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke resulting in over 795,000 Americans suffering from a
stroke each year. The Stroke Center at Presbyterian treats over 700 patients annually – the
most in the state of New Mexico. Proceeds from the 2015 Laughter is the Best Medicine event
will be used to make critical enhancements to the Stroke Center.
The Stroke Center at Presbyterian