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Crowning a Comedy Champion

Saturday, July 27


It seems everyone's a comedian nowadays, but after a monthlong hunt for the everyday Boise citizen with the best rib ticklers and side splitters, Liquid Lounge hosts the grand finale of the first Boise's Funniest Person contest Saturday, July 27.

Contestants have performed for a panel of judges every Saturday throughout July, whittling 20 initial comedians (selected from a pool of enthusiastic amateurs) down to five, who will standoff with their stand-up to decide the victor.

Just remember, heavy is the head that wears the crown of Boise's Funniest Person. The winner can expect to hear "tell us a joke" more than maybe they want to. Luckily, the contestants have been teamed up with some of Boise's top comedians--like Liquid regulars Olek Szewczyk and Mikey Pullman--to help craft their stand-up skills, letting them deflect the hardest of heckles with a well-timed put-down, so they should be armed with a quick response to the endless requests for laughs.

The winner will be decided both by the judges--made up of a pool of local comedians and critics--and the audience's reaction. So turn up for the doors at 7 p.m., pay your $5 entry fee and make your laughter heard for your favorite.