When was the last time you laughed until you snorted and then lost body fluids? Do you want to get away from toxic, bitter people who are mad at the world and blame their wretched existence on everyone else? Are you ready to claw out of your mundane routine and revel in a delightful evening with a New York Times bestselling humor author, a nationally-known comedienne, and two local fun writers? You are in great luck!
Come to a comedy show titled “Life Sucks Laugh Hard” on Tuesday, June 18 at Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove Street in downtown Boise. The festivities begin at 7:00 pm and end around 10:00 pm. Tickets are $20, available at www.LifeSucksLaughHard.com. You also can buy tickets at the door. The program is sponsored by Mill Park Publishing of Eagle.
The titles of these authors’ books should give you a clue that this show is for ages 18 and above. That means no kids. Not even one.
Laurie Notaro is the New York Times bestselling author, and she has a new book titled The Potty Mouth at the Table. She was a keynote speaker last year at the Idaho Writers and Readers Rendezvous, and many who heard her still have sides that ache from all the laughter. She will read from her books and regale the audience with hilarious stories.
Stacy Dymalski is a standup comedienne, and she commands five-figure speaking fees. We’re only paying her with laughter and a two-figure honorarium so please come and reward her with loud clapping and foot stomping. She is the author of Confessions of a Band Geek Mom, and she will explain how life as a comic prepared her for motherhood.
AK Turner (our own Amanda Turner) is the author of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store and her new book, Mommy Had a Little Flask. AK and I are the co-authors of two great literary works, Drinking with Dead Women Writers and Drinking with Dead Drunks. We really shared drinks with Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ernest Hemingway. Really. I’ll also read from my book, Menopause Sucks, and from my forthcoming book, Midlife Cabernet.
The four of us will tell stories, read from our books, sip enormous quantities of wine, and sign books for sale. You get to mingle with happy people, enjoy appetizers, and laugh yourself silly. There will be no-host bar with a wonderful array of adult beverages. Best of all, no crabby people are allowed! They can go wallow in a pathetic pity party while we giggle and grin. We win.
Men are more than welcome to attend our fun event. Alan Heathcock, the award-winning author of VOLT, will be the intrepid master of ceremonies. He would appreciate some guys there to join him in this energized evening of entertainment and readings from four funny ladies. We hope to see you there. Taxis will be available for hire to take you home.
Today’s blog is fueled by a bottle of 2009 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon. This California wine is a rich, velvety blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. It won the taste test this week against a French Bordeaux at Crush Wine Bar in Eagle. The retail price is $53, but it’s $44 for members of the Wine Club.