A comedian on the rise in the world of comedy is coming to the Chehalis Theater, according to Hub City Comedy producer Gabe Botten.
Nick Guerra, a Los Angeles resident originally from Dallas, has appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central and recently finished filming an HBO special. He is also a past winner of the Big Sky Comedy Festival in Montana.
“He’s seriously one of the funniest people I’ve ever been around,” Botten said. “It’s nonstop. He’s just hilarious.”
Guerra began his stand-up career in Dallas when he was in his early 20s and later moved to Los Angeles to chase his dreams. After seeing a live stand-up show, he began gathering information on the comedy world before jumping in himself.
“It’s just at that right point where I don’t need health insurance,” Guerra said, laughing. “When you’re like, ‘I’m still pretty healthy right now, I might as well take this weird artistic journey’ before it’s like, ‘I gotta go to the doctor.’”
He describes his comedy as chaotic fun and likes to stay in the moment on stage. Most of his stand-up material includes stories about his life and relationships, but each show is based on the audience. He is currently working on new material for Friday’s show.
“It depends on the audience, what I’m going to talk about, what they can take, what they can play with,” Guerra said.
The show will also feature comedian Edi Gibson and Sam Miller as the host. Guerra and Gibson often perform shows together and also produce a podcast called “True Scary Stories with Edi.” During the podcast, Gibson and Guerra read stories that people submit to them about paranormal things that have happened to them, and then they make fun of them, Gibson said. Gibson is the host and Guerra is her Ed McMahon, he said.
“She’s got a real good sense of humor about scary things,” Guerra said. “Then we both shiver in fear from the demons that we just invoked.”
Gibson said her stand-up style consists of crazy, intricate and chaotic stories about her life. She’s also looking forward to visiting Washington for the first time for the show.
Botten said he is excited to have more comedians with bigger credits come to the area and hopes people come to the show so that they don’t miss someone who is about to become more popular.
“Even though they’re not ‘known’ known people yet, they’re on their way up,” Botten said. “Other people that we got in our first shows five years ago are now unattainable.”
The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Chehalis Theater and doors will open at 7 p.m. Presale tickets are available online at hubcitycomedy.com, or at the door of the event. For more information, or to see clips of Guerra’s stand-up style, visit the Hub City Comedy Facebook page.
Comedian Nick Guerra
Friday, April 26
Doors open at 7 p.m.
558 N Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA 98532