Laughing "Irregardless": Multimedia Aboriginal Humour

   Found Laughs: the 1491s

The 1491s is a sketch comedy group, based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire. They coined the term All My Relations, and are still waiting for the royalties. They were at Custer’s Last Stand. They mooned Chris Columbus when he landed. They invented bubble gum. The 1491s teach young women how to be strong. And… teach young men how to seduce these strong women.

Featuring a live performance, video clips and an opportunity to chat with the performers. This program is part of the 2013 Talking Stick Festival and is the sixth of a series that explores Aboriginal Humour in Aboriginal Media. Programmed by award-winning filmmaker and writer Loretta Todd.

The series complements the exhibition co-curated by Peter Morin and Dr. Martine Reid, Carrying on “Irregardless”: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art, at the Bill Reid Gallery September 12, 2012 - March 17, 2013.

Presented by the Bill Reid Gallery and Full Circle First Nations Performances with support from: Canada Council for the Arts, United States Consulate General Vancouver, Face The World Foundation, SFU Vancouver, and SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples.

It is an SFU Public Square event.


Thu, 21 Feb 2013 7:00 PM


Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900), SFU Vancouver
515 Hastings Street, Vancouver  


Admission $18 Adult; $15 Student/Senior (includes tax)  - Tickets available online at