Arts and Entertainment

He can't hear the laughter

Howie Seago –– an actor, director, producer and theater instructor despite being deaf –– will share comedic insights on hearing people’s perspectives of deafness and perform deaf-=related humor and stories this Friday at Highline Community College.

The show, presented by the college’s American Sign Language (ASL) Club , is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union (Building 8) on the college’s main campus in Des Moines.

“My stand-up schtick is not intended for all family members,” Seago said, laughing. “The sensitive and easily offended attend at their own risk.”

For those who can hear, the show is spoken language-interpreted.

“We want to help bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities by sharing the humor, culture and language of the deaf,” said Roman Wright, HCC’s ASL instructor and ASL club adviser.

Seago’s film and TV credits include “Beyond Silence,” Oscar-nominated in 1998 for Best Foreign Film, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Hunter” and “The Equalizer.” On the stage, has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., off-Broadway and in international tours.

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