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4th Native American Sketch Comedy Showcase
June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
“This is a great showcase to discover diverse talent who you wouldn’t find elsewhere!”
SAIRA FAZLI | COMEDY CENTRAL ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING + DEVELOPMENT
THE 4TH NATIVE AMERICAN SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE took place June 4th, 2017 at the Io West in Hollywood. 10 Native Actors and Actresses blew up the Main Stage with incredible and hilarious performances. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.
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The 5th showcase is coming up soon!
4th Showcase Rehearsals began May 25th, 2017
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4th Showcase Rehearsals continued May 30th, 2017
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4th Showcase Rehearsals took place at the Io West Comedy Club on June 1st, 2017
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4th Showcase Tech Rehearsals took place at the Io West Comedy Club on June 4th, 2017
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This performance featured:
We opened our 2016 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.
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.
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.