Comedy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shawn Pelofsky to Argue About Blowjobs With the Voices in Her Head at Liquid Laughs

Posted By on Wed, May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Shawn Pelofsky as her alter-ego, Lady Haha.
  • Shawn Pelofsky performs as her alter-ego, Lady Haha.

It's hardly a new thing for a comedian to detail the trials of being single. It's a little less common to hear a lady refer to those issues with a list of sci-fi geek references the way Los Angeles comic Shawn Pelofsky does.

"If I have to go on any more bad dates in this town, I'm going to morph into Smeagol from Lord of the Rings," she says in the video below.

Let's put it this way about the rest of the routine: If you're not comfortable hearing Smeagol arguing with the voices in his head about whether or not to give Pelofsky's date a blowjob, then not only you should you not attend one of Pelofsky's performances this weekend at Liquid Laughs, but you have no sense of humor whatsoever.

Pelofsky's shows run Thursday, May 9-Sunday, May 12, with performances beginning at 8 p.m. all nights, and special late-night shows at 10:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $10.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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Everybody could use a laugh. And Boise's in luck, because Anjelah Johnson dishes 'em out generously.

The Oakland-Raiderette-turned-comedian and TV star is making an appearance at the Egyptian Theatre at 7 p.m. A former MADtv regular and live-action star of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Johnson bases her stand-up routine on her Native American and Latino heritage, her huge family, the foibles of fame and her viral video, Nail Salon.

Tickets are $35.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Daniel Dugar and Cheryl the Soccer Mom Take Over Liquid Laughs this Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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This week, Liquid Laughs features Bay Area comic Daniel Dugar, who talks about pubes as afros, refers to his stepson with a congenial n-bomb and said he was convinced to go down on a lady when she told him "it tastes like chicken." These are the sorts of jokes that earned Dugar opening slots for A-listers like D.L. Hughley, Damon Wayans and Cedric the Entertainer, as well as appearances on HBO, BET Comic View, Showtime at the Apollo and the Montreal Comedy Festival.

To balance things out, there's also Sacramento comic Cheryl the Soccer Mom, who once had to look up the plural of penis.

The lineup will run Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Saturday night there will be a 30th birthday roast of local Mike Tankersley at 7 p.m. The roast is free.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Louis C.K. Cancels Boise Performance

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:19 PM

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It's a disappointing day for Boiseans who were hoping to catch funnyman Louis C.K. perform in Boise. The comedian just announced he has canceled his show Thursday, March 7, at Taco Bell Arena.

In an email sent to ticket-holders, C.K. said he was nixing his Boise show because he picked up a movie role.

Here's his email explaining the cancellation:


Dear person who bought a ticket to my show in Boise or Colorado Springs. First of all, thank you so much for buying that ticket. Second of all, sorry. The show is canceled. The thing is, I got a part in a movie all of the sudden so I need to go do that on those days. I hope you are not too disappointed. I promise (sort of) to come to Boise and Colorado Springs as soon as I can. In the meantime, I really am very very sorry that I got a part in a really cool movie and so I can't come do those shows for you. If its any consolation, the movie pays about a 10th of what I would have made on the shows. So at least I'm losing tons of money.

Tickets will be refunded within 48 hours. Any questions, please go to http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/help2.jsp

Well, that's it. Be well. See you soon.
Louis C.K.

A call to Taco Bell Arena staff confirmed C.K. had canceled the show. Because the comedian handles ticket sales through his website, those looking for a refund should not call Taco Bell Arena, but should refer to his website for more information.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Louis C.K. to Perform at Boise's Taco Bell Arena March 7

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Comedian Louis C.K. performs for servicemembers in Kuwait.
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  • Comedian Louis C.K. performs for servicemembers in Kuwait.

When he's not busy winning an Emmy, Grammy or creating and acting in FX's critically acclaimed series Louie, Louis C.K. is also a touring comedian and self-described "professional asshole."

With a recent tweet, the performer announced he'll be bringing his dirty, dark brand of humor to Boise Thursday, March 7, in an in-the-round performance at Boise State's Taco Bell Arena.




For those looking to catch the performance, tickets are $45, including all fees, but they're only available at the comedian's website. Unlike many big shows, Louis C.K. won't be offering ticket sales through the ubiquitous Ticketmaster service, opting instead to sell admission himself and cut out the middleman.

"To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing," C.K. wrote on his website before launching his most recent tour.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pete Hall and Richie Stratton to Dish Yuks at Liquid Laughs This Week

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

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Jerry Seinfeld isn't the only one who can do observational comedy. Comedian Pete Hall has some thoughts on his new car, a Kia Rio. In the video below, he says his car is apparently half Korean and half Mexican, a perfect mix.

Hall will be headlining at Liquid Laughs Thursday, Jan. 31-Sunday, Feb. 3. Shows start at 8 p.m. every night, with additional late shows at 10:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10. Richie Stratton will open.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pauly Shore Could Have Been Terrible

Posted By on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

It would be really easy for Pauly Shore's standup act at Liquid Laughs to be an exercise in sadness. His acting career very much on hiatus, his fortune gone, his name a punchline, he could have shuffled out onstage like a washed up has-been, desperate for attention from an audience as far down the D-list as he is.  He could have danced like a circus monkey before losing the audience with some sort of Michael Richards-esque blunder. 

But that didn't happen. 

Though Shore's persona and history of stardom plays a major role in his act, rather than banking on it to carry water, he used it as a piece of common knowledge to poke fun at himself with new material. 

He talked about how he can't get acting roles because he is too recognizable, about how even in porn, where his face wouldn't be shown, his voice would still be recognized. 

"You think I'm bitter that Nick Cage is making millions? Of course I am," Shore cracked. Then he instructed a woman in the front row to write that one down so he'd remember it for later. 

In the hands of anyone else, it might have seemed bitter. But Shore's lighthearted doofusness gave his lamentations a whimsical tone, a WTF for for the ages. 

"No one ever thought they'd heard Pauly Shore say 'when I was your age,'" he said. 

Shore also got into his personal history, about working out in the same gym as Fabio, about being in the west Hollywood Cub Scouts and growing up in a comedy club—somehow he always managed to end up locked in the walk-in freezer. 

Shore's No. 1 topic may be himself, but the self-awareness that comes with later years of an artist's career tempered the ego. Tragedy plus time equals comedy. Shore has had the time for his fall from stardom to become funny. Whether it is enough to sustain a new rise is questionable, but for a night it works.

It could have been terrible. It wasn't. Instead, it was hilarious. 

Shore will perform two more shows at Liquid Laughs tonight at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Tickets are $25.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pauly Shore Explains Getting Knocked the Fuck Out

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

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Comedian Pauly Shore will perform at Liquid Laughs this week. Considering his relatively low profile in the 2000s, it may come as a surprise to some people that Shore is still performing, but the truth is he never stopped.

He even did his best to push high-concept comedy.

One thing Boise Weekly discussed with Shore that didn't make it into the article in this week's issue was a viral video called Pauly Shore Gets Knocked the Fuck Out. The video shows grainy footage of Shore onstage at an Odessa, Texas, comedy club in 2006 being confronted and assaulted by a large man in a cowboy hat. The physical injury only added to the insult his career had become.

The video can be seen below.

But here's the thing: It's fake.

"It was kind of a year or two after the whole Michael Richards thing went down," Shore explained. "I wanted to have the people believe that people in comedy clubs are going crazy."

Shore later released a "making of" video and described it as an "Andy Kaufman moment."

"If anyone did that now, I don't think that people would buy it," Shore said. "Every couple months, people get more savvy."

So if you're hoping to see Shore get knocked out, don't get your hopes up. But what you are likely to see this weekend is a performer who still swings for the fences even though he's been benched for some time.

Shore will perform at Liquid Laughs Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, with shows at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Tickets are $25.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Joe Fontenot, the Douchebag's Douchebag, to Headline Liquid Laughs This Week

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

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Forget idealistic imagery of bright-eyed go-getters building a better tomorrow. Comedian Joe Fontenot is the true modern man. Comfortably clad in a backward baseball cap and whatever was lying on his floor, Fontenot's days are largely spent watching porn, scratching himself and waxing philosophical on the experience.

"It's not my lack of training that's keeping me from getting the job I want, it's the mandatory drug test and my total lack of motivation," he said in response to the endless stream of ITT Tech commercials that disrupt his scholarly research on The Price is Right.

In short: Fontenot is the douchebag's douchebag. Like it or not, you can probably identify.

He'll be headlining at Liquid Laughs this week. The shows start at 8 p.m. and runs Thursday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 20, with late shows at 10:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Opening the show will be Seattle comic Owen Straw, who recently had to give up his "molester van" because of gas prices. It's a hard-knock life, Mr. Straw.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

January Continues to Highlight Local Comedy

Posted By on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM

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January is continuing its parade of local talent in the comedy scene, with headlining sets from two more of Boise's finest.

Liquid is hosting headliner Heath Harmison, who spends most of the year on the road dishing out yuks about what it would be like if Christopher Walken or Snoop Dogg were a Mormon missionary.

Wondering what that's like? Get a taste below.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10-Sunday, Jan. 13, with late shows on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Steve Soelberg will open.

But if you want something weirder, including songs about having sex with cheese, check out Gabe Dunn's Comedy Hodgepodge at Red Room Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m., featuring Dunn along with openers Olek Szewczyk and Brett Badostain. That show is $5.

See a clip of Dunn performing at the now-closed Hijinx below.

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