Lake Tahoe comedy scene with Howie Nave: Adam Stone at The Loft; Amir K at The Improv; Sal Calanni at Carson Comedy Club |

Lake Tahoe comedy scene with Howie Nave: Adam Stone at The Loft; Amir K at The Improv; Sal Calanni at Carson Comedy Club

Howie Nave
Special to Lake Tahoe Action
Adam Stone performs at Howie’s House of Comedy inside The Loft Sunday.

We’ve got a diverse lineup of comedians, starting off with Hawaiian native Adam Stone who’s been a professional comedian for over 17 years.

Adam has a unique and very personal perspective being raised in our 50th state now living on the mainland as a minority among minorities. Instantly likable and notably endearing, Adam always wins over the crowd pretty quickly. He has always been well received in any setting and with every audience.

With an intent to truly embrace the moment and connect with people, he gets the audience laughing with his well crafted material, physical comedy, improvisation and silly impressions all through an onstage persona that is endearing and likable.

I like to introduce him as the Brother IZ of stand up, a pure joy, Hawaiian-bred and now Reno-based, the one, the only Adam Stone!

Adam always wins over the crowd pretty quickly and has always been well received in any setting and with every kind of audience. Always the life of the party, Adam endeavors to share an experience that is both memorable and repeatable. He’s pretty upbeat, and full of life.

His motto for life is pretty simple: “Have fun, give fun.”

Adam’s at Howie’s House of Comedy at The Loft Tahoe Sunday night.

Howie’s House of Comedy at The Loft starts at 9 p.m. Sundays.

Amir K at The Improv

Comedian/actor Amir Kamyab (Amir K) returns to the lake.

It’s hard to believe this guy almost didn’t become a comedian. What? Yes!

He was in real estate for awhile and doing very good — so much so he had his own company. Had it not been for the Great Recession Amir might still be doing real estate instead of following his true passion: entertaining people and making them laugh. I wonder if he closed a lot of escrow via his humor?

Amir was on the cast of the CW’s “MadTV” and the MTV prank show “Jerks With Cameras.” His first major motion picture role was that as one of the passport guys in Ben Affleck’s “Argo.”

Born Amir Kamyab (he goes by the stage name Amir K) in Tehran, Iran and raised in Southern California, Amir spent countless stage time perfecting his craft. He gained a formidable reputation with his storytelling and improvisational style, which stems from his multi-cultural upbringing (being fluent in Farsi and Spanish). Amir became known for his incredible accents and impressions.

In relatively short amount of time he won OC’s Funniest Stand-Up Comedy Competition and was a performer on the CBS “Diversity Showcase.” Following that he was a finalist on NBC’s “Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase” and won Tommy T’s Stand-Up Comedy Competition over in the Bay Area in addition to winning the 100 comic Ultimate Laff-Down Stand-Up Comedy Competition in Southern California.

Now here he is headlining comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and The Improv here at Harveys.

The Improv at Harveys takes place Wednesdays through Sundays at 9 p.m. Learn more at

Calanni at Carson Comedy Club

Comedian Sal Calanni headlines the Carson Comedy Club inside the Carson Nugget.

Originally from Cleveland, he hit the road and began doing stand up in San Francisco crawling through the ranks and now appears at clubs all over the country. He now calls Hollywood home.

Sal was on Gotham Comedy Live and acted in NBC’s “Trauma.” Sal starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced the film, “Lucifer’s Crewcut” starring Maria Bamford, Arj Barker and Jello Biafra.

He has opened for Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, John Caparulo, Iliza Shlesinger, Greg Giraldo and many more. He has been featured on the Funny or Die homepage and has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest and the Bumbershoot Film Festival.

The Carson Comedy Club takes place Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. Learn more at

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