Most Americans know the major stories that have shaped our history. But few realize that many of these moments involved underappreciated animals.
"Behind most historical figures at key points in American history are the animals that planted the ideas that changed our society forever," explains comedian Steve Waltien. At The Paper Machete's special All-American show, Waltien and associate Katie Rich embodied, among others, Declaration of Independence scribe Thomas Jefferson and his little-known pet cat Brown Sugar. Read an excerpt below or listen below:
Steve: Good afternoon. Katie and I are actors in Chicago and we've come here to do what we do best.
Katie: Pay tribute to American history.