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We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy / Kliph Nesteroff.

Nesteroff, Kliph, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982103033
  • ISBN: 1982103035
  • ISBN: 9781982103057
  • ISBN: 1982103051
  • Physical Description: xiii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Jonny Roberts drives five hours to every gig and five hours back -- "Degrading, demoralizing, and degenerating" -- The 1491s in their underwear -- Vaudeville was fraud-ville -- Adrianne Chalepah pays the price for correcting her history teacher -- Will Rogers's grandpa is murdered in a vengeance killing -- Jonny Roberts is nervous in San Berdoo -- Will Rogers learns rope tricks from an enslaved person -- Jackie Curtiss breaks Ed Sullivan's foot -- Will Rogers takes a fateful flight with a one-eyed pilot -- Dakota Ray Herbert listens to Jeff Foxworthy on her Walkman -- Jim Thorpe demands only American Indians for American Indian parts -- From meteorology to the Upright Citizens Brigade with Joey Clift -- Will Rogers Jr.hated analogies to his father -- Charlie Hill orders a ventriloquist dummy -- Brian Bahe goes onstage twelve times a week -- Davy Crockett brainshwashes the kids -- Lucas Brown Eyes sells a sitcom pilot -- Charlie Hill is inspired by Bob Newhart and other political radicals -- Paul LIttlechief's only ambition is to be the "First American Indian comedian" -- The Trickster figure causes people to fart when they're most keen to impress -- F-Troop represents the f-word -- Williams and Ree perform for thirteen people at the Holiday Inn -- Charlie Hill and the bearded comedian in a rusty, red truck -- Williams and Ree are desperate to get on Carson -- Charlie Hill asks Barney Miller to free Leonard Peltier -- Jackie Keliiaa thinks, "Holy shit, this is amazing." -- Someone calls the cops on the 1491s -- Charlie Hill and the swimming number with Joe Namath -- Larry Omaha investigates a foul-mouthed parrot -- Terry Ree becomes the first (and last) Native American comedian on Hee-Haw -- Ryan McMahon has a life changing experience in Winnipeg (of all places) -- Charlie Hill isn't offered anything but crap -- The 1491s reluctantly agree to do a Shakespeare festival -- Sierra Ornelas sells sitcoms like it's the Santa Fe Indian Market -- Vincent Craig performs on the back of a flatbed truck -- Isiah Yazzie does improv for an empty room in Shiprock, New Mexico -- Howie Miller does impressions. Do you guys like impressions? -- The beef with Don Burnstick -- Marc Yaffee is weirded out by his own mother -- Jonny Roberts quits his job -- Netflix summons Adrianne Chalepah to Minnesota -- Elaine Miles assumes she was the first woman to do it -- Dallas Goldtooth rides his bicycle through Standing Rock and Sterlin Harjo mocks the hippies -- Those friendly Canadians send death threats to Williams and Ree -- Ralphie May starts a fight and then changes his mind -- Charlie Hill phones Mitzi Shore to say good-bye -- The 1491s get a standing ovation in a small Oregon town -- Jonny Roberts is stunned to see the literal writing on the wall.
Summary, etc.:
"From renowned comedy journalist and historian Kliph Nesteroff comes the underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy"-- Provided by publisher.
Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy's most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form. Profiles important events and humorists from the 1880s to the present.
Subject: Indian comedians > United States > History.
Indian comedians > Canada > History.
Indians of North America > Social conditions.
HISTORY / United States / General.
Indian comedians
Indians of North America > Social conditions
United States
First Nations.
Native Americans > Social conditions.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.
Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.

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