Tasavu: Live Stand Up at RedLine

A Tasavu is a special clown carvings made by the Hopi that are meant to mock their larger, more prominent neighbors, the Navajo. They are often depicted as obese, injured, sloppy, or having a silly face. Joshua Emerson, a Navajo comedian based in Denver, is in many ways, the real world personification of a Tasavu. And that is the inspiration of this show.

Live stand-up, Up Close Magic, and Live music. Come early to see the art. Stay late to develop community. 

Adults Only
60 minutes
Comedy, BIPOC, Improvisation, Magic, World Premiere
Redline Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

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Joshua Emerson- Joshua is a Navajo comedian based in Denver. He is a regular contributor for CityCast Denver, serves on the Denver American Indian Commission and won the 2023 Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture.  Joshua performs at clubs and festivals all over the country and has been featured in the Denverite, Westword Magazine, Boulder Weekly, and Indian Country Today. Denver Post raves, "Joshua's jokes blend raunchiness and mundanity, which allows him to straddle both worlds and perspectives." He lives at home with partner, Rachel, and their pets Lola, Henry and Joanna. 

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Redline Contemporary Art Center

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance is on the east side of the building off of 24th St.

Parking: There is some parking in the alley on the south side of the building, and street parking

Accessibility: There is a ramp to the main entrance and ADA bathrooms

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show