July 17, 2007

Tragedies out, comedies in

Forget Stoic.  “Moose TV” Shows Indians Are FunnyAiring this summer on Canada’s Showcase Television, Moose TV is revolutionary. The first Native comedy ever on North American television starring a virtual Who’s Who of Aboriginal actors—Adam Beach, Nathaniel Arcand, Jennifer Podemski, Bill Merasty, Michelle Latimer and Gary Farmer.

Why it’s taken so long, however, makes total sense to Webb.

“Natives needed to get the other stories heard first. Get it out of their bones,” he says. “This is a natural progression in entertainment. We had to talk about the serious issues. We had to talk about the residential schools and all that first before we could do comedy.”

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