‘The Indian and the White Guy’ aren’t coming to Grand Forks
By Chuck Haga
Rob Battle, the comedy team’s agent in Nashville, Tenn., confirmed Thursday that he was negotiating a Grand Forks appearance by the comedy team for mid-March when a representative of the host facility made an unusual request.
“A request came back to the boys asking that they not use the word ‘Indian’ in their performance,” Battle said. “It seemed odd, since that’s part of their deal. After all, they’re the Indian and the White Guy.”
“He thought it was very funny,” Battle said. “He said, ‘Yeah, we can do that.’
“They’ve done this for so long, there’d be no problem with filling a show and meeting that condition. We even said we’d be willing to put it in the contract. They’re so flexible, they could make it work.
“I can guarantee you they’d have a thousand ways to skirt the issue and still be dad-gum good.”
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