The Impact of FX’s Reservation Dogs: A Native Comedy Roundtable

Aho, young warriors! FX’s Reservation Dogs is back and better than ever. To celebrate the return of the hilarious, heartfelt series created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Nerdist teamed up with FX to assemble a panel of some of the funniest Native comedians we know and talk about all things Reservation Dogs. Host Joey Clift (comedian, TV writer, Cowlitz Indian Tribe) leads a wide-ranging conversation with Adrianne Chalepah (writer, comedian, actor, Kiowa & Apache Tribes of Oklahoma), Aiko Little (actor, TV writer, Oglala Lakota Tribe), and Jim Ruel (comedian, filmmaker, Bay Mills Band of Ojibwe) about their favorite moments from the first season of Reservation Dogs, how it has changed the television landscape, and much more. So kick back, relax, grab a bag of definitely not stolen Flaming Flamers hot chips, and join us as we nerd out about all things FX’s Reservation Dogs!

This video is presented in paid partnership with FX. Watch Reservation Dogs. Only on Hulu.

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Joey Clift
Adrianne Chalepah
Aiko Little
Jim Ruel


Producers: Joey Clift, Eric Armando Ibarra, Dan Casey
Director: Eric Armando Ibarra
Director of Photography: Natalia Moscoso
Camera Operators: Leeann Leonard, Anthony Chase-In-Winter
Editor: Jim Ruel
Production Manager: Adam Murray
Director of Post-Production: Matt Caron
Gaffer: M. Sebastian Kolderup
Sound Mixer: Evan Freeman
Key Grip: Sultan Mars
Hair & Makeup: Martha Phelan
Wardrobe/Grooming: Susie Rufty
Set Design: Sheila Chalakee
Production Assistants: Sage Palacios, JohnTom Knight, Sienna Camille, Audrialice Evans

With special thanks to Urban Native Era