Cory Michaelis and Andrew Rivers have seen some incredible viral success with their hilarious stand-up performances and will be gracing Boise with their presence on July 1st at Liquid Laughs! Check out some of their YouTube videos to get a sneak peak at some of their great routines!
I recently had the opportunity to learn more about the comedy duo, read about the interview below!
1. What got you interested in comedy?
Cory: A friend and I felt as though we were funny as high school teachers and decided to take a comedy class. I thought I’d do it once, and here I am, performing on a Sunday in Boise!
One time he took me to see Steven Wright in a big theater. Steven is well known for deadpan delivery and absurd premises. I must have been around 12 or 13. I understood the jokes but not that it was a character, I guess. We got to meet Steven backstage. I said “I have a question. Are you on drugs?” and he laughed. Might be the only time I saw him smile. A few years later I got to see his show again and fessed up to being the kid that asked if he was on drugs and he said “I remember that. That was funny.”
Cory: I love traveling. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some wonderful and not-so-wonderful cities and towns. Including, traveling to Las Vegas to open for my mentor Louie Anderson and work with Brad Garrett at his comedy club at the MGM Grand, filming a squeaky-clean comedy special in Provo, Utah for DryBarComedy.com, comedy festivals in New York City and Los Angeles, and upcoming trips to Karachi, Pakistan and Dubai. I’ve also been to Spokane a bunch.
Andrew: I’ve been lucky enough to tour all over the world. I did a cruise ship in the Caribbean and did a tour of Europe for 2 weeks last summer. It’s a great feeling. Every once in a while you look around and pinch yourself and appreciate the fact that jokes can take you to foreign countries like Norway or Germany or Idaho. 🙂
Cory: Boise is one of my favorite cities to work. I love the landscape, the opportunities for outdoor activities – especially golf (if anyone wants to play on Monday July 2nd, let me know!) – and the downtown setup is awesome with so much fun within walking distance of Liquid Laughs. So that’s it! Oh, and also, we’re going to put on an incredibly funny show.