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Reno-Tahoe Comedy honors ‘Personalities of Past’ in 3 shows
by Tribune Staff
May 24, 2012 | 1127 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — Reno Tahoe Comedy presents “Personalities of the Past,” a comedic tribute to bygone performers starring Tony D’Andrea, for three shows this weekend.

D’Andrea brings back memories of some of the most memorable entertainers of the 20th century. His act is a whirlwind tour of thoughts and impressions with stops at platforms even D’Andrea doesn’t realize are on the itinerary. He’s from the old school where material comes from creativity and talent, not requiring shock value to sustain it. Borrowing from masters such as Jack Benny, D’Andrea can, when he feels it’s needed, make people laugh without saying a word. Impressions mixed with stand-up: When you see D’Andrea, you get Nicholson, Pesci and a whole lot more.

Hosting this weekend’s shows is comedian Don Frost, who has been devastating audiences with his comedy since 2003. His wild sense of life and love for fun is brought to the stage, always ready to point out the funny things around us.

Guest comedians will be Kelly Hilber and Sean Pearson (9:30 p.m. Friday), Alex Peckham (7 p.m. Saturday) and Drake Nelson and Paul Spock (9:30 p.m. Saturday).

Shows are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pioneer Underground located on 100 S. Virginia St. Tickets cost $13 in advance and $16 the day of the show. Get more information and buy tickets online at or at 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. No refunds.

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