September 15, 2012

Boise's Biggest Liar

Before Dan and I present "Ghost Stories" at the Linen Building Event Center in October, Dan will be there this Friday, September 21st. From the "Events" page, here's a description of Dan's act:

Boise’s Biggest Liar, an evening of storytelling and competitive tall tales, will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. in the Linen District. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Full bar (21 and older with valid I.D.). $8 advance, $10 at the door; advance tickets available online at All ages. Plenty of free, off-street parking is available at the Linen Building.

Hosted by Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller, the evening will consist of stories from Bishop and the featured event, a competition to see who can spin the most creative fib in five minutes. Audience members will vote by secret ballot for their favorite liar. (Complete contest rules and sign-up information forthcoming.)

Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller (http://​www.danielbishopthestorytel​ has been on the professional stage of storytelling for 12 years. But Bishop has been spinning whoppers since he could talk. Trained in theatre at Utah State University and taught the art of storytelling by the master storyteller Dr. David Sidwell, Bishop has taken his craft from folk festival to the classroom, from stage to campfire. He has toured with the Dakota Assemblies and National School Assemblies, is a member of the Utah Storytelling Guild and is a Sponsored Artist for National Storytelling Network. Bishop has told stories from the Canadian border to the Mexican border, from Minnesota to California. His favorite place to perform is around the backyard fire pit with his wife and two children. And as Bishop says, “Let me bring the campfire to you.”

Sounds fun!

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