It Ain't Easy Being Kermet Apio at Liquid Laughs

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Seattle comic Kermet Apio—the resident comic at Liquid Laughs this week—is a busy man. He's done comedy in 47 states, and says the biggest thing he's learned from all that travel is "the smaller the airport, the more I look Arab."

In Apio's bone-dry delivery, the joke kills. It's almost like the fretting frog was modeled after the comic.

"It's not easy being named Kermet," Apio droned.

In the first night of his residency at Liquid Laughs on May 3, Apio discussed his love of pie and dislike of lottery tickets, which he called "a sadness coupon."

The last time Apio performed a public gig in Boise was 1997, and he said the comedy scene has grown a lot since then.

"There's a lot more young comics," Apio said. "I think the Internet has made comedy more accessible, so a lot more people try it than before."

Apio will be performing at Liquid Laughs through Sunday, May 6. Tickets are $10 and available online or at the door. Locals Aaron Sheehan and Gabe Dunn are opening.

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