On a Wednesday night in downtown Boise, College of Idaho senior Eli Nary took the stage for open mic night at Liquid Laughs. It was his first attempt at stand-up comedy. The result, terrible. The experience, thrilling.
Now, four months later, Nary finds himself as one of five finalists for the title of Boise’s Funniest Person and $1,000, which he’ll compete for on Aug. 1 —but don’t try and get tickets, they’re sold out.