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Comedy jam elevates profile of Native comedians


March 15, 2022

Native talent and audience members traveled nationwide for an event aimed at gathering laughs and proving to tribal casinos an all-Native lineup can sell out a big venue.

More than 700 people gathered Feb. 5 at the Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way, Washington for NSO Entertainment’s third sold-out Native Comedy Jam.

“I want people to see — the casinos to see — that there’s talented people in their own communities, they just need to be given that chance. And that’s what this event does. It gives these talented artists a chance to be seen. Lots of Tribes here could really benefit from what we’re doing,” said Mike Ruffin, founder and CEO of NSO Entertainment.


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