Monday, February 19, 2024
Doors at 6:30 pm
Show at 7:30 pm
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Reserved Seated, GA Standing Bar
Prices start at $25.00 (not including fees)
Some Stars of Native American Comedy is an uproarious celebration of Native American culture and humor, poking fun at life on and off the reservation and the quirks and quandaries of everyday existence through a Native lens. From rez rezidents to urban Natives, you'll enjoy a variety of perspectives and comedic styles that will leave you laughing out loud.
Some Stars comedians will tackle everything from dream catchers in cars to powwow dating politics, as Native comics help bring healing to intercultural viewers as they learn how Native people are…funny. Audiences will be treated to clever observations, relatable anecdotes, and heartwarming stories that allow audiences to share in the oddball joy that is Indigenous humor.
Some Stars brings together established names in Native American comedians, making it a must-see event for comedy enthusiasts of all backgrounds. You'll be taken in through laughter, as we honor the joy, resilience and unity within Native American communities.
So, join us for a boisterously fun evening and celebrate the hilarity that bridges cultures and fosters unity through laughter. This is the comedy show that'll have you leaving with a smile and for all those unfamiliar, a wider understanding of Native American culture, one joke at a time. Don't miss out on this riotous comedy extravaganza!
Jackie Keliiaa is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor based in Oakland, California. You can find her in the 2021 release, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy. Jackie has been featured on Comedy Central, You're Welcome America and has been featured in a variety of publications including Vulture, Uproxx, LA Times and KQED among others.
Tribal affiliations are Yerington Paiute and Washoe
Social Media Handles: @jackiecomedy on IG/Twitter/Ven
Miguel Fierro is an LA based stand up comedian originally from San Francisco. He started hitting stages two weeks after 9/11, so he understands the importance of lightness in dark times-not that these are dark times-everything’s great! (Fearful Face Emoji...) He has a wide range of external targets for his misdirection but is also not afraid to put himself on blast. He has produced and hosted a variety of comedy showcases in LA so he’s no stranger to taking the bullet and loves to get the party started. He is featured on First Nations Comedy Experience on Amazon, a showcase for indigenous comics. His father, Martin Fierro, a gifted saxophonist who played with The Grateful Dead and many other bands, was Apache and Tarahumara. His mom is a New York Jew. How could he not get into comedy?
From southwest Oklahoma, Adrianne Chalepah (she/her/they/them) attended Riverside Indian School, ran track, and participated in clubs geared at civic engagement. In college, Chalepah performed at open mics, in student films, and sang in choir. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she went on tour with the comedy troupe, “49 Laughs Comedy.” She later helped found an indigenous femme comedy group "3 Sisters Comedy" and toured the US and Canada. In 2022, Chalepah obtained her MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
In addition, she is a mother of four, a cat mom, and a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Her acting work can be seen on Netflix's "Spirit Rangers," Peacock's "Rutherford Falls," and FX's "Reservation Dogs." Her stand-up is featured on Amazon Prime and her published literary work is found in Betsy Bird's "Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever," a collection of women writers.
Howie Echo-Hawk (AKA theres more, the indigequeer) (they/them/she/her) is a queer, trans comedian, musician, DJ, writer, event producer, visual artist, and all around Native person.
Howie wishes you would leave them alone, but you wont, so here we are. They are perhaps best known for their comedy, which has been called “at least standup adjacent” by the Juneau Empire, and “punishment comedy” by themself. They have been featured as one of the top 26 Native American comedians to watch by UPROXX, and have several fun articles written about their comedy, such as “Pawnee comic Howie Echo-Hawk wants to see you squirm,” and “Meet the Seattleite who does 'punishment comedy’.”
Several of their poems and short stories have been published, including a trans erotica piece titled “Tuesday Adams Burns their village to the ground.” They have a podcast called “Every Native Episode” and produce events as the founder of Indigenize Productions. Most importantly, a video they made for one of their jazz fusion songs was accepted into a circus film festival.
They play music, dj and perform under the name “theres more,” for which they have an entirely different bio in the first person, because third person bios are weird and we all know it.