Lizaola has been delighting audiences for years with his razor-sharp wit, powerful stage presence and his uncanny ability to say out loud what other people are thinking. He weaves his ability to ad-lib and improv with tales from his childhood, life, love and the pursuit of the almighty dollar. Lizaola tries to entertain and leave the audience with a positive message. He breaks down barriers and takes no prisoners, as his in-your-face style will have you rolling with laughter, and begging for more. He was the recent champion of the Renton Comedy Contest where he had to beat eight competitors to win $100, an “I Love Renton T-shirt” and the admiration of about 47 people. Lizaola was also a finalist in the 2009 San Francisco & Seattle International Comedy Competitions and semi finalist of the Great American Comedy Festival, and the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.
Hosting this weekend’s shows is comedian Butch Escobar. Born and raised in San Jose, Calif., Escobar has been honing his comedy skills over the past decade. He has toured all over the country with great performers including Tom Green, Doug Stanhope and Felipe Esparza of “Last Comic Standing.” He frequents Southern California and is a regular fixture at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard.
Reno Tahoe Comedy shows take place at the Pioneer Underground located at 100 S. Virginia St. The first comedy show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday with two shows on Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and an R-rated show at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets for this event costs $12 in advance and $16 the day of the show. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.renotahoecomedy.com or go to the Pioneer Center for the Arts box office from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the Pioneer Underground on show nights between 7 and 11 p.m. Fees may apply. Comedians subject to change. No refunds. For a complete Reno Tahoe Comedy schedule, go to www.renotahoecomedy.com.