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Apr 13 2024


8:00 pm

NCFF presents Comedy Nights: Irene Tu and Ian Lara

April 13th at 8:00pm

Saturday night’s headlining comedy show features two of the most talked about up and coming
comedians on the circuit – Irene Tu and Ian Lara.

Irene Tu is an LA-based stand-up comedian, actor and writer who honed her chops in San
Francisco. Her first comedy album WE’RE DONE NOW debuted in March of this year at #1 on
the iTunes comedy charts. Irene has performed at Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival in the highly
coveted “INTRODUCING” showcase. Her STAND-UP FEATURING set is the most watched reel on
Comedy Central’s Stand-Up’s Instagram page, with over 2.7 million views. Paste Magazine
praised Irene’s “quick wit, relaxed stage presence, and hilariously off-the-wall observations” in
this album that “ticks all the boxes of a winning introduction, and then some.” She was named
one of Vulture’s “Comedians You Should and Will Know” and singled out in The SF Chronicle as
an “artist on the brink of fame.” She’s a regular at festivals and clubs around the country and
opens for comics like Taylor Tomlinson and Patton Oswalt.

Ian Lara is one of the hottest rising comics in New York City. He found internet success when he
recorded his “Comedy Central Stand up Featuring” which has garnered over 10 million views,
he also made an appearance on the first season of “NBC’s Bring the Funny” and made his late-
night debut on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon all in the same year. He was a regular
player on ‘This week at the Comedy Cellar’ on Comedy Central with his second Comedy Central
set hitting the 10 million views mark yet again. He's been featured in The New Yorker Magazine
and was named a “2021 JFL NEW FACES" of comedy. On February 10th, 2022 he debuted his
Comedy Central half-hour special titled “Growing Shame”. Shortly after on November, 11th,
2022 he debuted his first standalone HBO special titled “Ian Lara: Romantic Comedy” now
streaming on MAX. In 2023 he has hit the ground running and has received the high honor of
being name one of “Variety’s 2023 Comics to Watch” he then went on to make his third
appearance on The Tonight show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“We are very excited to welcome Irene and Ian to NCFF Comedy Nights for the first time. Both
comedians are creating some of the freshest and funniest material out there today,” says Locks.
“They each bring a hilarious and cutting perspective to life.”

Opening the show will be the winner of Friday’s Herd Mentality: Stand-Up Showdown.

Tickets available HERE



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Since 2001, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) has brought top independent film, music, and comedy, along with attracting thousands of attendees, international filmmakers, and industry guests, to the historic town of Nevada City, California. Nevada City is known for its sophisticated and supportive arts and cultural scene and makes screening a film here a positive, encouraging, and exciting experience. NCFF is often referred to as the “Sundance of the Sierra” for its emphasis on fiercely independent cinema that showcases innovative, progressive, and exciting new voices in film. In 2019, NCFF was named for the second time by Moviemaker Magazine as one of the top 50 film festivals in the world worth the submission fee for filmmakers. In 2020, NCFF was named by USA Today as the #3 Best Festival in the US.

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