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NATIVE SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE

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November 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“This is a great showcase to discover diverse talent who you wouldn’t find elsewhere!”

Saira Fazli | Comedy Central Original Programming + Development

In our tenth year, we opened our film festival with the 3rd Annual NATIVE SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE Wednesday November 16th, 2016 hosted by the COMEDY CENTRAL STAGE in Los Angeles.

This showcase was established in 2013 to highlight talented Native American actors and actresses who want to further their careers and desire more exposure at the network and studio level.

The seven Native American actors in the 2016 Sketch Showcase:

Shyla Marlin

Shaun Taylor-Corbett

Leandra Ryan

Jason Grasl

Rainy Fields

Nicole Starrett

Purpose of the NATIVE SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE:

Typically, Native Americans have limited access to these types of opportunities. In addition to supporting the actors, this type of showcase helps erase stereotypical portrayals of Native Americans by depicting our community in a new, original, and humorous manner.

The goal of the showcase is to offer new opportunities to the many talented Native Americans looking to expand their professions and take the next step in their careers. The showcase participants will have greater experience, more exposure and know more industry professionals. Most importantly, this showcase fulfills the mission of the LA SKINS FEST by creating a conduit between the Native American community and the  entertainment industry.

About History:

Our inaugural showcase took place November 13th, 2013 as part of the 7th Annual LA SKINS FEST and was sponsored by FOX AUDIENCE STRATEGY. Our 2nd Skins Sketch Showcase followed in Spring of 2014 and featured an all Native female cast sponsored by NBCUniversal.

Check out our event pictures!

 

Details

Date:
November 16, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, 90038 United States
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Website:
http://www.hudsontheatre.com/backstage.html