Kick off the new Campfire Stories season at The Modern Hotel and Bar on Monday, June 12, at 8 p.m. with a reading by poet H.L. Hicks, author of numerous volumes of poetry and essays, a recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize and instructor at the University of Wyoming. Wrap up the evening with Boise nonfiction writer and humorist AK Turner and stay nourished with a special menu from Chef Nate.
Then, it's time to turn up the heat on amateur comedians: Auditions for Boise's Funniest Person 2017 are Saturday, June 17, 2-6 p.m.; Monday, June 19, 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 20, 4-7 p.m.
For more information on auditioning and BFP, visit boisesfunniestperson.com.
Comedy isn't activism, but for KC Hunt, that doesn't mean they can't go hand in hand. Join him at Liquid Tuesday, June 13, for the first entry in his Goodness Gracious comedy series.
Every two months, Hunt will volunteer at a nonprofit of his choice. At the end of the period, he will perform a comedy show and donate the proceeds to the nonprofit where he volunteered. He will be joined on stage Tuesday by comedians Sophie Hughes, Daniel Johnston, Benn Hess, Patrick Medina and Victor Pelligrino. This show benefits progressive education and policy organization United Vision for Idaho.
Tickets are $10, and the performance begins at 8 p.m.