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The Improv at Harveys Cabaret

The Improv at Harveys Cabaret - Wednesday - Sunday night.

The Improv presents the funniest names in comedy every week in the Cabaret Theater at Harveys Lake Tahoe! Shows happen at 9 pm every Wednesday through Sunday. Fridays at 8:00 pm.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Don't miss a performance at The Improv on your visit to Harveys Lake Tahoe.

  • Wednesday through Sunday at 9 pm, Tickets $25 - $30 (plus fees)
  • Dark on Monday & Tuesday

Showtimes, comedy line-ups and prices are subject to change.


For over half a century, the Improvisation Comedy Clubs have remained the premiere stages for live comedy in the United States. Over the decades, the talent who has played center stage represents the Who’s Who of American Comedy, including Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Freddie Prinz, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Ellen DeGeneres, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Jeff Dunham, and Dave Chappelle

Today, the Improv stage continues to be the most important live venue for new comedians. But, its start in 1963 was anything but legendary.

The Improvisation was founded in New York City by Budd Friedman as a place where Broadway performers could meet after their shows. The Improv was meant to be an intimate setting where performers could simply eat, drink (coffee, at first, as the Improvisation did not have a liquor license) and, most importantly, sing. The Improvisation quickly gained attention as the gathering spot where young Broadway artists would hold sing-alongs into the wee hours. You could see Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli singing, accompanied at the piano by Peter Allen. (Google them if you aren’t sure who these legends are!)

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