On Tuesday, May 4 Native Comedian Charlie Hill will be performing at MCTC in celebration of Indian Month. May is Indian Month in the State of Minnesota. MCTC and UNITE Native student group will be hosting this fun-filled event at noon in MCTC’s Helland Center, 1501 Hennepin Ave S., Minneapolis.
Charlie Hill is a renowned Native American stand-up comedian whose comedy routines are seasoned with insightful cultural observations about modern America. Charlie’s humor has helped break many stereotypes about Native Americans and non-Native people.
Charlie is also most recently featured in a Showtime Special, “The Indian Comedy Slam, No Reservations Needed,” which aired November 2009 on Showtime. Charlie is the featured performer in the PBS program “On and Off the Res” from Native American Public Telecommunications, and he has appeared with such comedy stalwarts as David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, and Roseanne and appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” as part of the CBS show’s 13th anniversary episode.
Charlie is also an accomplished actor, appearing in TV and Feature Films, such as “Moesha,” “Roseanne,” “North of 60,” “Naturally Native,” and “Harold of Orange.” He also has written for the TV sitcom “Roseanne” and NPR’s “Club Red with Charlie Hill.” Much of Charlie’s humor focuses on his experiences as a Native American performer in the national spotlight, but his funny, relevant stories and observations cross cultural lines.