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Renowned Native American Comedian Charlie Hill Performing at IC Wed. Nov. 9th at 8pm

Charlie Hill is the first Native comedian to have achieved recognition on a national scale, with appearances on the Richard Pryor Show in the 1970s and as a writer for Roseanne Barr’s hit sitcom Roseanne. He has been featured in numerous films, tv shows and comedy slams.

 

Selected appearances:

2010:  A Good Day to Die (documentary)

2009: Reel Injun (documentary)

2004-2006: David Letterman Show

2005: CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival

1999: On and Off the Res with Charlie Hill

 

Charlie uses his humor as political satire and commentary on the history of government relations with Native Americans. He is famous for his insightful jokes that reverse the roles of Native American and white culture (“He looked like the wooden caucasian I have on my front lawn!”). He is the only Native comedian who has appeared on three major nighttime talk shows: Jay Leno, David Letterman and Johnny Carson. Humor is an excellent way to tackle the sensitive topics of race, identity and oppression and Charlie does it with finesse. Native American humor has broad appeal and promotes the idea of engaging with diversity as fun (and educational! But his content is not for those under 18!). 

 

Charlie will be performing Wednesday November 9th in IC Square of the Phillips Student Union at 9pm. Contact Brooke Hansen for more info, kbhansen@ithaca.edu or 607-274-1735. 

 

 



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