Comedian/satirist — Howie Nave has been doing the funny thing for years now and has finally compiled much of his work in a new DVD and ‘live’ CD entitled, “Howie Nave….Live From Lake Tahoe.” Over the years working the road Howie has opened for a wide variety of artists ranging from Neil Young, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Asleep At The Wheel and Kathy Mattea to Howie Mandell, Louie Anderson, Soupy Sales and “Weird Al” Yankovic to name a few. While working the road Howie (an avid film affectiano) would call in film reviews to various radio stations around the country. This led to a permanent gig at several stations that continues to this day.
In addition to the his live comedy Howie also has a morning radio show in Lake Tahoe and also a television show in addition to writing for various print publications. His parody songs can be heard across the country today but were first heard on the nationally syndicated “Dr. Demento” radio program. Some of his original compositions include “Your Father Was Once my Mother,” “I was Born the Wrong Religion all Because of Circumcision,” “I Want a Part Time Girl for Christmas,” “It’s Hard to be a Jewish Cowboy When You Want to Date a Country Girl,” “Freaks on the Internet” and “Post Academia Blues” which was written after he graduated from Humboldt State University. Howie is also a big Sci-fi fan having hosted numerous Star Trek conventions in addition to the annual Roswell, New Mexico Alien Encounter Extravaganza that takes place every Fourth of July weekend.
Nave has appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central in addition to appearing at numerous comedy festivals both in the United States and abroad. When not touring Howie is active in his community hosting a series of benefit shows for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, organizing a comedy golf tournament (and comedy performances) for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Relay-for-Life American Cancer and Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and most recently for the Angora Fire survivors in South Lake Tahoe.
Howie is also featured in the comic cookbook, “From the Stage to the Stove” where comedians share their favorite recipes from all over the country while working the road. Howie makes a killer spaghetti sauce that is the envy of other comedians as well as fans of pasta and even has a recipe for vegetarians too. When he gets some time off he likes to be a hermit camping outdoors where there’s no cell signal with his wife Nancy.