Comedians taking stage at Carson City’s Nugget

Lisa Alvarado, a comedian and writer out of Los Angeles, is appearing at the Carson Nugget on Friday.

Lisa Alvarado, a comedian and writer out of Los Angeles, is appearing at the Carson Nugget on Friday.

The Carson City Nugget is heading into Mother’s Day weekend with a performance by Lisa Alvarado, called the “Latin Queen of Comedy,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6.

Lisa Alvarado says her style is Tina Fey meets Sophia Vergara. A headliner to theatres, clubs, colleges and corporate events around the nation, she appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 2,” “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen, “Stand Up in Stilettos” on TV Guide Network and NuvoTV. She also played Paul Rodriguez’s sidekick on 20 episodes of “Mis Videos Locos” on MTV.

Alvarado was voted “Best Up and Coming Latino Comedian” by The LA Comedy Festival. She’s a staff writer on a new comedy game show in Los Angeles. Creator and producer of her own web series, the performer also is working on her next one-­hour comedy DVD.

Mike Faverman is continuing the Nugget’s comedy lineup with a performance, hosted by Camilla Cleese, on Friday, May 13.

Faverman has been featured on AXS’ “Live at Gotham,” Showtime’s “Live Nude Comedy,” NESN’s “NESN Comedy All Stars,” Wealth TV’s “Boomer Show” and Playboy TV’s “Night Calls.” He also was a guest star on “Sullivan and Sons” on TBS, and he played Bob in the film “Little Bit of Laughter.”

Nick Guerra of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Stand Up Showcase” is performing on Friday, May 20. The comedian made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ “Stand Up Revolution.” He has also appeared on Nuvo’s Cabo Relief Stand Up Special.

Justin Rivera, who doubles as a comedian and magician, is returning to the Nugget on Friday, May 27. Audience members may recognize Rivera from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Rivera can been seen on “Fast Track to Fame” on the Speed Channel and “The Gong Show” on Comedy Central.

All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The shows may contain adult content. Audience members must be 21 or over.

Tickets cost $13 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. LET tax included. Online service fees apply.

For tickets, go to or, or call 775-882-1626, ext. 0, or buy them at the Nugget’s guest service center.

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