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Compete For the Title of Boise's Biggest Liar at the Linen Building

Friday, Sept. 21


It may not have been the best summer for camping, with raging wildfires and the resulting hazy, almost-cut-it-with-a-dull-knife air. And that may have put a damper on time spent around open campfires, swapping tall tales and spooky stories while crisping marshmallows.

Storytelling pro Daniel Bishop wants to "bring the campfire to you," or, more specifically, the Linen Building Friday, Sept. 21. Bishop will weave some creative yarns onstage as part of the storytelling event Boise's Biggest Liar.

Bishop has been telling tales professionally for 12 years and was trained in theater at Utah State University. The raconteur tells everything from ghost stories to historic stories to fairy tales, with vocals ranging from a whisper to booming projections and more animation than a teenage cheerleader on a sugar high.

In addition to storytelling from the pro, brave audience members can sign up to try their hand at competitive fibbing. And risk having their pants burst into flames. Audience members will have five minutes to craft their tale and a winner will be elected by secret ballot from the audience.

Tickets are available in advance at for $8 ($9.27 with service fee) or $10 at the door. A full bar will be available for those 21 and older with ID. Learn more about Bishop at