Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Former Omak man appears on Showtime New Year's Eve show

Expand Messages
  • Rob Schmidt
    http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n091231d.shtml Posted: Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 - 11:21 a.m. PST Former Omak man appears on Showtime New Year s Eve show By
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31 12:36 PM
      http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n091231d.shtml

      Posted: Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 - 11:21 a.m. PST

      Former Omak man appears on Showtime New Year's Eve show

      By Sheila Corson
      Chronicle staff

      OMAK - Vaughn EagleBear will have his first national comedy performance
      aired at 10 p.m. tonight, Dec. 31, on Showtime - "Goin' Native: The American
      Indian Comedy Slam."

      EagleBear said he was born and raised in Omak, spending most of his
      childhood living in the third HUD housing area. He attended Omak schools
      until his last couple years of high school, when he attended Chemawa High
      School in Salem, Ore., and graduated in 1988.

      He later attended Wenatchee Valley College at Omak, earning his associate
      degree. EagleBear earned his bachelor's degree at Eastern Washington
      University and his master's degree in social work.

      EagleBear said he was never the class clown in school, but was "the guy
      telling the class clown what to do."

      He was always interested in stand-up comedy as a child, and used to mimic
      Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, throwing in his own "Indian versions," he
      said.

      After moving to Spokane in 2000, EagleBear said he walked by an open-mike
      comedy place and thought he could do it. So he tried, and started practicing
      and doing more. Then he got paid gigs and started working in casinos.

      EagleBear said the jobs kept getting bigger and bigger until he landed the
      Showtime performance, which was filmed in February.

      EagleBear said it was an honor to work with Charlie Hill, one of the seven
      American Indian comedians in the special. Hill is possibly the first
      American Indian to get a national stage, appearing on Jay Leno and David
      Letterman's shows, EagleBear said.

      Others in the show are Larry Omaha, J.R. Redwater, Jim Ruel, Marc Yaffee and
      Howie Miller.

      EagleBear's nickname, The Frybread Assassin, has an explanation.

      "I don't look too humane when I eat fry bread," Eaglebear said.

      EagleBear said he really loves his mother, Doll Watt, and sisters Sadie and
      Autumn, who still live in the Omak area. He said when he visits Omak, he's
      always surprised by how much it has changed although, it's still the kind of
      town where everybody seems to know everybody.

      A trailer of the show is available at
      www.youtube.com/payaso90210#p/u/1/EH3LYxSK_1A (part one). A second part also
      is online.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.