JACKSON — Follow the Trail of Laughs to Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel for the Pow Wow Comedy Jam on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The show is in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the hotel. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend the show. Food and beverages will be available at the show.
General admission tickets are $40 and are on sale now at the Casino Box Office, by phone at 800-822-WINN, ext. 8731, and online at JacksonCasino.com. Dreamcatcher’s Club members can get discounted $20 tickets at the Jackson Rancheria Box Office or by phone.
Named the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) Entertainers of the Year for 2010, Pow Wow Comedy Jam delivers all out laughs Indian-style. All three members of Pow Wow Comedy Jam appeared on the historic Showtime special, “Goin’ Native: The American Indian Comedy Slam.” This show is clean and hilarious!
Pow Wow Comedy Jam features Marc Yaffee (Aztec/Navajo), Howie Miller (Cree) and Vaughn Eaglebear (Colville/Lakota).
Marc Yaffee was adopted at birth and has been confused ever since. He wrings out the laughs as he pokes fun at the seemingly endless contradictions in his life. The result is original comedy that people from all walks of life can relate to.
“I’m a Mexican Irish Navajo, Mexi-jo,” he explains. “My ancestors exploited my own ancestors. I feel guilty and oppressed.”
“A lady asked me after a show, is it true you Navajos in your travels, you’re guided by outer voices? I’m like, Yeah, it’s called an On-star Navigation System.”
Vaughn Eaglebear is nicknamed the Frybread Assassin and scores a comedy bulls eye with his original brand of one-liner comedy. With an unconventional style and thought-provoking material, Vaughn is like an amusement park ride for the brain. When this ride is over, audiences will have a severe dose of comedy whiplash.
An accomplished Pow Wow drummer and emcee, the multi-talented Eaglebear also wrote the song “John Wayne’s Teeth” for the movie “Smoke Signals.”
“The Cleveland Indians are going to change their name,” he notes. “They don’t want to be known as a team that perpetuates racial stereotypes. From now on they’re just going to be called the Indians.”
Howie Miller is recognized as one of Canada’s top comedians. Hailing from the Cree Nation, Howie has performed at the top Canadian comedy festivals, including the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Howie’s outstanding comedy skills and impressions also landed him a role on the Canadian hit comedy show “Caution May Contain Nuts” where he also serves as one of the writers.
“Survivor, I can’t stand that show,” says Howie. “No Indians…It’s probably a good idea, because they’re not gonna vote me off the island. They’re just gonna vote me to the crappy part of the island and leave me there for 200 years.”
For more on the Pow Wow Comedy Jam visit powwowcomedyjam.com.