The 1491s sketch-comedy group, a self-described “gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism,” claims to have mooned Columbus when he landed. The 1491s got their start when the father of Dallas Goldtooth married the mother of Migizi Pensoneau. Growing up, the two boys made videos for fun. Eventually, the three other members asked to join in. Their mission is simply to make themselves and their audience laugh, and to encourage critical discussion about some social norms within the Native community. More recently, the 1491s have appeared on The Daily Show, and will land at UNC Asheville as part of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Series.
An Evening with The 1491s
Wednesday, Feb 22, 7pm, Lipinsky Auditorium
Master class with The 1491s
Thursday, Feb 23, noon, Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center
Free & open to the public.