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Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – New comedians on the block

Mainstream audiences are starting to get a taste of Native humor on television shows like Rutherford Falls and Reservation Dogs. Native stand-up comics are also receiving more recognition like Brian Bahe (Tohono O’odham, Hopi, and Navajo), who was named by the news site Vulture as a new comedian to watch out for in 2023. We’ll hear from some Native comedians about breaking into the industry and making people laugh.


Brian Bahe (Tohono O’odham, Hopi, and Navajo), comedian and writer 

Janelle Niles (Mi’kmaq), stand-up comedian and a creator and producer of Got Land? 

Joey Clift (enrolled Cowlitz Indian Tribal member), comedian and Emmy-nominated producer and television writer