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Nerd-Core Comedian Brian Posehn Makes Splash at Liquid

Friday-Saturday, April 19-20


Who's awkwardly tall, has a crazy red beard and is instantly recognizable if you've ever watched sitcoms or just about anything on Comedy Central? Here's a hint: The person in question has performed everywhere from music festivals to critically acclaimed television shows and feature films. And he's got a big thing for metal (music, that is). And while you might not know him by name, once you see his picture, you'll say, "Ohh! That guy."

The answer: Brian Posehn.

His droll, deadpan delivery and thick-rimmed glasses are borderline iconic in the world of comedy. Character roles like Brian Spukowski on The Sarah Silverman Program and Kevin Liotta from Just Shoot Me! are probably his best-known roles in the television world, and avid roast-watchers will remember him from Comedy Central's Roast of Bob Saget.

Posehn has had pretty much every entertainment-related title tacked on to his name: musician, voice actor, television writer, graphic novel writer, actor and comedian (obviously). Now Boiseans have the chance to check out his stand-up at Liquid Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20. For $20, audiences can hear all the metal, inappropriate references and nerd-tastic jokes that their hearts could possibly desire.

Tickets are available at the bar until 4 p.m. the day of the performance and on TicketWeb. Posehn performs at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. each night. Leave your babies at home unless your babies are of legal drinking age--Liquid is 21-and-older.