Dear Treasure Valley: Go Forth and Cackle

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It's a good time for comedy in the Treasure Valley. With a growth of open mics and the opening of Liquid Laughs, a dedicated comedy club, Boise has been rapidly turning into a citywide chucklefest.

In addition to Liquid Laughs, there are now regular comedy events at The Red Room, The Quarter Barrel, and starting this month, Tom Grainey's.

But apparently Meridian doesn't want to be left out of the funny. A regular local comedy series recently started at Schooners Pub in Meridian, and beginning this week, Meridian will also get its own dedicated comedy club (and dueling piano bar): Varsity Pub, which will open in the former Bulls Head Pub space at 1441 N. Eagle Road.

Varsity Pub will feature open mic with Heath Harmison on Thursdays, and then paid feature sets on Fridays and Saturdays.

And now, a clip of this week's headliner at Liquid Laughs, Jimmie Roulette, a man who apparently has sexual fantasies about busty kangaroos. Yeowza!

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