On Aug. 16 and 17, acclaimed comedian Bobcat Goldthwait lit up the Liquid Lounge downtown with back-to-back stand up shows. With over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Goldthwait encapsulates comedic passion for a craft which can at times be difficult to maintain.
His performance consisted of a platform of self-deprecating humor and even a few sly jabs at rambunctious fans who had a bit too much to drink, Goldthwait kept the crowd on edge of their seats
With raw energy and impeccable comedic timing, Goldthwait’s performances go to the core of many modern day issues such as politics, divorce, going broke and his career. Combine this talent for comedic timing with a talent for writing and directing, Goldthwait has established himself as a consistent relevant force in show business.
Having appeared on the talk show with David Letterman at the age of only 20, he went on to appear alongside big name actors such as Johnny Depp in the movie “Blow.” In his writing career, Goldthwait has written for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Chappelle Show,” and “Crank Yankers.”
Along with these accomplishments, Goldthwait has appeared regularly on television and HBO/Showtime specials. All things included, Goldthwait has an extensive directing resume as well, including recently being named “Director of the Year” by Esquire magazine.
It has been performers such as Goldthwait who have inspired the call for more big name comedians to come to the Boise area, and perhaps even to the
campus as well.
When questioned about the idea of bringing more comedy to Boise, there seemed to be one unifying emotion between Boise State students Elizabeth Silva and Ashlynn Goody- excitement.
Silva, senior health science major, said, “Laughing is one of the best medicines anyone can get. With the stress of college life I feel like more comedy and bigger names would help make college life even more enjoyable.”
Goody, junior environmental studies major, echoed Silva’s sentiments.
“I would love to see more big name comedians! Yes we can watch them on TV or YouTube, but it’s all about the experience. We have big name bands and other shows, why not more comedians?”
A renowned comedic name like Goldthwait making his out to Boise, Idaho, is a step forward towards the possibility of bringing more big names the Boise community, and possibly even the Boise State community.