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Comedian Nick Swardson performs at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Lake Tahoe Action

Nick Swardson performs stand-up at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday, May 13.

Comedy icon Nick Swardson is known for countless Comedy Central roles and films including "Grandma's Boy" and "Benchwarmers," but he didn't have the smoothest of starts in show business.

"Throughout his high school career, he was expelled four times for reasons including pulling a fire alarm to get out of class and smoking marijuana. Nick finally graduated at the age of 19, and immediately decided to pursue a career in comedy and film," states a press release from MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

"While still in high school he had begun to perform at the Minneapolis Acme Comedy Co, but found himself looking for bigger and better things, moving first to New York and then to Los Angeles to work the nightclub circuit."

Swardson eventually appeared on television in Al Franken's sitcom "LateLine," and followed that up with a minor role in the 2000 movie "Almost Famous."

"However, it was in 2003 that Nick's career in comedy and film was solidified. He co-wrote the screenplay for 'Malibu's Most Wanted' and began his legendary run as Terry Bernadino on 'Reno 911!'" continues the release.

The comedian takes the stage at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa — the same venue he headlined during his previous Tahoe visit last summer — on Saturday, May 13.

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Tickets range from $25 to $35 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show, and MontBleu is located at 55 U.S. 50 in Stateline.

Learn more about the gig online at http://www.montbleuresort.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Nick Swardson

When: Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $25-$35, plus tax and fees

Info: http://www.montbleuresort.com

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