Comedy at The Improv with Howie Nave: Nick Guerra, Avi Liberman perform this week at Lake Tahoe
Special to Lake Tahoe Action
Nick Guerra made his stand-up debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and now he’s making his debut here in South Lake Tahoe. Guerra was a hit on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and released his first comedy album, “Love: The Nick’s Tape,” which is available now on iTunes.
The comedian won the 2015 NBC Stand-Up Showcase and made his Comedy Central debut on “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution.” Guerra also is a writer, producer and actor: He has appeared on the second season of Pitbull’s reality show “La Esquina” and NUVOtv’s “Stand Up and Deliver.” Welcome to our mountain home, Guerra.
A staple up here for many years, comedian Avi Liberman has one of the most diverse backgrounds ever. Born in Israel, raised in Texas and educated in New York City, Liberman once worked part-time as a substitute teacher during the day while honing his comedy chops at night; however, it didn’t take long for him to part ways with his teaching gig (although he still talks about it in his act).
Liberman has appeared on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Make Me Laugh” as well as on NBC’s “Friday Night!” His acting credits include CBS’ “Dave’s World,” NBC’s “Boston Common” and Comedy Central’s “Andytown U.S.A.”
Liberman also has performed at several well-known comedy festivals, including the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. He also books comedians in the Middle East, touring Israel and donating proceeds to the Koby Mandell Foundation (which works with children who are victims of terror). Liberman has been doing this for years — it’s not only a real passion for him, but comics have also been known to wait years just for the invitation to do this engagement. Past performers have included some of the biggest names in the business, alongside comedians not as well known, but all participate just to be a part of it.
The Improv at Harveys takes place Wednesdays through Sundays at 9 p.m. Learn more at http://www.harveystahoe.com.