Comedy at The Improv with Howie Nave: Todd Glass and Caleb Synan perform this week at Lake Tahoe
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You know it’s a good week when someone of Todd Glass’ caliber is here — he’s a force to be reckoned with. If you’d like to find out more about Glass, I recommend purchasing a copy of his memoir, “The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy.” It’s an entertaining read made even better once you see his comedy act. Glass is the consummate pro — he made his mark early, opening for every headlining act out there by the time he was 18. He still opens for many of his big-time friends — which include Sarah Silverman and David Spade — whenever possible.
Glass has been on two seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” as well as “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Conan,” “The Showbiz Show with David Spade,” Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher and “The Daily Show.” The comedian also has a podcast (“The Todd Glass Show”) on the Nerdist podcasting network.
Just last month Glass wrapped up an appearance at the second annual Just For Laughs NorthWest 2017, which included Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn, Tom Segura and “The Alternative Show” hosted by Andy Kindler. Glass also recently finished shooting “Camping With Todd,” the pilot he created with friends Jon Dore and Zach Galifianakis in the Angeles National Forest. Glass is an A-class prankster and has pulled several on me that I’ll have to share on my morning radio show on Friday when he’s a guest. He’s a good guy with a good heart — glad he’s back up here before winter comes to a close.
We’re looking forward to Caleb Synan’s appearance up here — he was just on Todd Glass’ podcast, which was pretty entertaining to say the least. In his relatively short time in stand-up, Synan has moved up the comedy ladder quickly. His breakout performance on “Conan” was praised as “One of the Top 5 Late Night Debut’s of 2015” by The Laugh Button.
The comedian has headlined clubs across the country, including where he lives (the greater Los Angeles area). Synan combines several variables that put him in the circle of recognition: His blend of Southern charm coupled with a razor sharp wit has earned him appearances on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Montreal’s “Just for Laughs Festival” and the title of “Wittiest” in Franklin County High School’s 2009 Yearbook.
Synan is not just savvy on stage, but also online: He writes and stars in his own Comedy Central web series, “Deadliest Chef.” Last year he performed stand-up on Hulu’s “Coming to the Stage,” Fuse TV’s “Uproarious” and on a tour for the U.S. troops in South Korea and Japan. Now he can finally add Tahoe as a credit to his list of comedic accomplishments.
The Improv at Harveys takes place Wednesdays through Sundays at 9 p.m. Learn more at http://www.harveystahoe.com.