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IU Northwest will host comedian Charlie Hill in free comedy concert Oct. 19

Nationally known Native American comic has appeared with Leno, Letterman and Carrey

Indiana University Northwest is pleased to announce that nationally renowned comic Charlie Hill will visit campus Thursday, Oct. 19 for a one-night-only free show. The comedy concert is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the IU Northwest Savannah Center Auditorium, located at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind.

Hill is a veteran Native American comedian whose laugh-out-loud comedy routines are seasoned with insightful cultural observations about modern America, and whose humor has helped break many stereotypes about Native Americans. Hill 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. Hill most recently appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Aug. 30 as part of the CBS show’s 13th anniversary episode.

An accomplished actor and writer as well as comedian, Hill has made several notable TV guest appearances, including one in the 1995 Thanksgiving episode of ABC’s “Roseanne” that so impressed network executives they gave him a job as a writer.

Much of Hill’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 to lighten and enlighten audiences everywhere with healing laughter. Hill will bring this potent medicine for the soul to IU Northwest on Oct. 19 for an entertaining concert that’s free to anyone who’d like something to smile about.

Hill’s appearance is sponsored by the IU Northwest Anthropology Club, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Office of Student Life. On Oct. 16 and Oct. 19, Student Life will run DVD episodes of “On and Off the Res” on the large TV screen in the Moraine Student Center lobby.

Hill’s IU Northwest show begins at 7 p.m. Parking is available in the Savannah Center parking lot, located at 33rd Avenue and Broadway. For more information, e-mail Cara Spicer at



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Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer

Cara Spicer or Bob Mucci
Anthropology Club
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