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Kliph Nesteroff

Book - 2021

"From renowned comedy journalist and historian Kliph Nesteroff comes the underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy"--

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Subjects
Genres
Instructional and educational works
Creative nonfiction
Published
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster 2021.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xiii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index.
ISBN
9781982103033
9781982103057
Main Author
Kliph Nesteroff (author)
  • 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.
  • Table of contents, pages [v] - viii.
  • Chauncey Yellow Robe calls it degrading, demoralizing, and degenerating
  • The 1491s establish themselves in their underwear
  • Every adult in vaudeville was a fraud, but the kids are alright
  • Adrianne Chalepah gets kicked out of school for correcting her history teacher
  • The grandfather of Will Rogers is murdered in a vengeance killing
  • Jonny Roberts is nervous in San Berdoo
  • Will Rogers learns rope tricks from a former slave and becomes a huge star
  • Jackie Curtiss breaks Ed Sullivan's foot
  • Will Rogers uses the n-word and tells everyone to get over it
  • Dakota Ray Herbert doesn't bomb as hard as she should have
  • Jim Thorpe tells Hollywood he's sick of their bullshit
  • Joey Clift prefers the Upright Citizens Brigade to meteorology
  • Will Rogers Jr. Wrestles his father's shadow
  • 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 gets inspired by Bob Newhart and other political radicals
  • Everyone is shocked to read the news about the Kiowa sensation of the Las Vegas strip
  • Charlie Hill can't stop farting
  • The title of F-Troop represents the f-word
  • Williams and Ree perform for thirteen people at the Holiday Inn
  • Charlie Hill and the bearded comedian in his 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 remembers the swimming number with Joe Namath
  • Larry Omaha investigates a foul-mouthed parrot
  • Terry Ree becomes the first (and last) Native 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 the way she sold jewelry at the Santa Fe Indian Market
  • Vincent Craig performs on the back of a flatbed truck in rural Arizona
  • Isiah Yazzie does improv for an empty room in Shiprock
  • Howie Miller does impressions. Do you guys like impressions?
  • Everyone has their beef with Don Burnstick
  • Marc Yaffee gets weirded out by his own mother
  • Jonny Roberts quits his job
  • Adrianne Chalepah meets Larry Charles in Minnesota
  • Elaine Miles assumes she was the first Native woman stand-up
  • Dallas Goldtooth rides his bicycle through Standing Rock
  • While Sterlin Harjo mocks the hippies
  • Friendly Canadians send death threats to Williams and Ree
  • Ralphie May feuds with Adrianne Chalepah and then changes his mind
  • Charlie Hill phones Mitzi Shore to say goodbye
  • The 1491s get a standing ovation in a small Oregon town
  • Jonny Roberts is stunned to see the literal writing on the wall.