Howie's House of Comedy  Ft. Dave Mencarelli
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Howie's House of Comedy Ft. Dave Mencarelli

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Howie's House of Comedy Ft. Dave Mencarelli

Howie Nave has been a Lake Tahoe fixture up here for over 18 years now and his experience in the comedy biz dates back to 1998 when founder of The Improv, Budd Friedman hired him to run his room first in Reno than up in South Lake Tahoe. Before that Howie was a full-time, road touring comedian best known for his parody songs and regular stints on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Demento” radio show and being on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Nave opened for a wide variety of talent including Neil Young, Trisha Yearwood, Howie Mandell, Louie Anderson, Soupy Sales, Johnny Cash, “Weird Al" Yankovic and Robin Williams to name a few. He's also had the number one morning radio show here in Tahoe (Howie's Morning Rush on KRLT 93-9) since 2003 and was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2015. His podcast, (Howie's High Sierra Comedy Vault Podcast @ is a popular download and features some of the biggest names in comedy. "Being a member of The Loft family is a real treat and an extension of everything I've done that's come before."

A lot of comedians have an energetic style about them that parallels their delivery making them animated and outgoing. Not so with comedian Dave Mencarelli. He has low self esteem, is kinda anxiety prone and has a mild narcissism about him. The result is a decidedly twisted view of life that makes Dave pretty funny. His topics range from marriage to divorce and back again followed by the process of raising kids and dealing with his difficult family members. He probably sounds like someone in your family than a professional comedian. But professional he is being a veteran of morning radio, late night TV and yes, even traffic school.

Venue Information:
The Loft Tahoe
1021 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150