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Gird Your Funny Bones: Boise's Funniest Person Returns


Auditions are now open for one of the yukkiest contests in the City of Trees: Boise's Funniest Person. The competition is in its sixth year, and beyond mere glory, there's a $1,000 prize to be won.

Being part of BFP is as easy as ever, and participants don't need to prepare routines or have much in the way of experience to qualify. The only requirement is the ability to make one of three audition dates at the downtown comedy club Liquid Lounge.

Auditions will take place Saturday, June 16, from 2-6 p.m.; Monday, June 18, from 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 19, from 4-7 p.m., but the real action starts on Saturday, July 7, at a 20-contestant kickoff event at Liquid. Then, on Saturday, July 14, judges will pair the 10 remaining participants with working comedians to further develop their routines. In the past, aspiring comedians have been paired with the likes of Sophie Hughes, Olek Szewczyk, Emma Arnold, Gabe Dunn and Mikey Pullman.

The field will be whittled down even more on Saturday, July 21, and the final round will take place on Saturday, July 28.

- Jessica Holmes was the first winner of Boise's Funniest Person. -  - BOISE'S FUNNIEST PERSON
  • Boise's Funniest Person
  • Jessica Holmes was the first winner of Boise's Funniest Person.