October 31, 2007

Event to showcase Native humor

Faces of Native American comedyAccording to the Native American studies department, the comedy show is also a great way to discover the American Indian community's sense of humor, something it feels the Sac State students and the Sacramento community should learn about.

"Native people have always had a sense of humor. This event is something they know about and I hope they'll show up," Baker said.

Omaha also said the reason American Indian comedy is not well-known is because mainstream America and Hollywood producers don't believe Americans Indian have a sense of humor.

"Comedy isn't new to the Native American community. Every (reservation) has elders that leave you rolling in the aisles with their jokes," Omaha said. "That's ridiculous because Indians leave the casinos every night laughing all the way to the bank."

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