Stop throwing bonbons at my head. That’s not a fat-joke headline.
Even if it was, comedian Ralphie May, known for comedy specials such as “Girth of a Nation,” probably wouldn’t mind.
Based on name recognition, May certainly is big — big enough that he doesn’t always play clubs the size of Liquid Laughs, 405 S. 8th St. in Boise.
May will headline there at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. It will be the first time he has gigged the 248-capacity room, and a cool opportunity for true May fans to enjoy an intimate stand-up show.
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Prior to May’s last Boise visit — across the alley from Liquid Laughs at the 999-capacity Knitting Factory last year — he told me that giving an audiences their money’s worth is a priority.
So the $30 ticket should be money well spent.
“I make the people laugh hard,” May said. “I do two hours of jokes. Most people don’t even do a full hour. I do two. Because I want people to realize that I respect the money they spend with me.”
It’s shaping up to me a good fall and winter for Liquid Laughs. Other future highlights include headliners Sean Rouse (a longtime favorite of mine) on Nov. 10-13, John Caparulo on Dec. 9-11 and Ben Kronberg (another who shatters my funny bone) on Jan. 19-22.
Purchase tickets by visiting Liquid Laughs.com.