To engage more people in local politics, a Longmont artist and musician is fusing comedy and candid conversation to talk about community issues.
Andy Eppler is the creator of the brand-new “Boulder County Tonight,” a 16-part series that began airing Aug. 7 and will run through November. Each episode is roughly a half-hour long, and following jokes and a monologue, the show spotlights different local issues and presents interviews with city leaders and candidates vying for the next political title.
“I feel like a lot of locals didn’t even realize we were having an election,” Eppler said. “Of course, average citizens don’t necessarily know who their city councilpeople are. I’m trying to like, with a heart of playfulness and joy, lead our community through some of that.”
Eppler said he thinks local politics are important, because that’s where residents are going to…