Comedy at the Improv with Howie Nave: Amir K and Thomas Dale perform this week at Lake Tahoe |

Comedy at the Improv with Howie Nave: Amir K and Thomas Dale perform this week at Lake Tahoe

Howie Nave
Special to Lake Tahoe Action

Amir K

Amir K returns to South Shore with some new and impressive credits since the last time he was up here. He's currently a cast member on both The CW's "MadTV" and the MTV prank show "Jerks With Cameras." When he first came to Tahoe as a middle act, he had just appeared in his first movie — Ben Affleck's "Argo."

It's fitting that Amir went into showbiz — as a kid he liked being able to make his classmates laugh. Prior to his comedy career, he was in real estate and ran his own company. The only good thing to come out of the Great Recession was Amir leaving real estate and following his true passion of entertaining people and making them laugh.

Born Amir Kamyab in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, Amir spent countless stage time perfecting his craft and gaining a formidable reputation through his storytelling and improvisational style. With his multi-cultural upbringing — he's fluent in Farsi and Spanish — he became known for incredible accents and impressions.

In a relatively short amount of time, Amir won OC's Funniest Stand-Up Comedy Competition and was a performer on CBS' "Diversity Showcase" before being a finalist on NBC's "Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase." He also won Tommy T's Stand-Up Comedy Competition in the Bay Area and Southern California's 100 comic Ultimate Laff-Down Stand-Up Comedy Competition.

Amir now headlines our room and Los Angeles comedy venues such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv.

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Thomas Dale

Making his debut in our room is Thomas Dale. Merely a few years ago Dale was a standout in the New Faces showcase at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Soon after, he was on HBO Canada's "Funny as Hell" series, and E!'s "Chelsea Lately." On Nov. 3, 2012, Dale made his late night debut when he performed standup on "The Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

If that's not enough, Dale was featured in The New York Comedy Festival and The Bamboozle Music Festival, where he was named best comedian of 2007. He was on VH1's 100 Sexiest Celebrities and 100 Greatest Child Stars. We're looking forward to having Dale up here — he seems to have various characters that make him an interesting comedian to watch. Welcome to Lake Tahoe, my man.

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